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Switch mouse buttons via command line

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I would like to switch mouse buttons (swap left and right click) via a batch file in Windows XP.  When I log in via Remote Desktop, I run a batch file with my settings, but I cannot seem to find the API to change this particular setting.
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you need the file to do teh following

1. Open regedit
2. Goto User Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
3. Create a new REG_SZ (String Value)
4. Name it SwapMouseButtons
5. Set the value to 1 for swap
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to change this in windows, just go to control panel > Mouse > buttons > swap primary and secondary buttons. If you want to do this by a batch file. Then export the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse\SwapMounseButtons (with a value of 1)  save it somewhere your bath file can get to and add this line to your batch file

"regedit.exe /s registry.reg"

change registry.reg to whatever you called it when you exported the key
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Thanks to both of you.  Slam69 gave me the info I needed to solve this myself, but Eonasdan--thanks for the complete solution.
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