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In Windows 7, I could follow this tutorial on How-To Geek. However, it doesn't seem to work for Windows 8.

How do I force the left-handed pointers to fit Windows 8 style now?

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Exactly the same way? The mouse pointer has not changed in Windows 8. – Ramhound Jan 17 '13 at 16:31
Yeap, I realized that the method does not need to be changed, now what I want is a set of win8 style left-handed pointers, they are a little different from aero style. – Elderry Jan 18 '13 at 0:54
up vote 1 down vote accepted

After some searching, I think this one: RealWorld Cursor Editor solved my problem, though it costs me some time to produce mirror cursors from those origins in Windows 8. Anyway, thanks for everyone above, for your helping and theaching. :-)

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if I understood your problem correctly, you want to switch the functions of the left and right button. If so - and you may have found out this by now - open the Control Panel -> Mouse > Buttons. Check which device is listed. If you are using a laptop, in Windows 8 chances are that the in-built touchpad will be listed as the default device, even if you're using a mouse. Make sure you select "other pointing devices" from the dropdown menu, then select the "left-handed" button.

This was the case with my laptop/Win 8, and the procedure described above worked.

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  1. Go to Charms → Search → (settings) "mouse" → Mouse
  2. Select "Switch primary and secondary buttons"

The method of getting to the Control Panel is a little different in Windows 8, but once there things are the same for mouse properties.

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You can press Windows + W to get right to the Settings search. – Alexey Ivanov Jan 18 '13 at 19:51

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