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Some Mouse Settings for my scroll wheel work better for some apps.

I'm constantly changing between Middle Button, Universal Scroll, and

Auto Scroll. I have three (crude) macros to change the Mouse

Properties settings.


Here's the one to select the Middle Button (the other two are the same

except that the "m" in the second to last line is either an "a" or a




Control Panel Run Applet: main.cpl

Wait For Window Title: "Mouse Properties"

Activate Window: "Mouse Properties"



Text Type: <ALT>m

Text Type: mid<TAB><ENTER><TAB><TAB><TAB><ENTER>


I imagine there is a Registry value that is being changed, so a macro

changing that value would be much faster.


Any idea how I would find it?





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I use an free utility called RegShot (http://www.majorgeeks.com/download965.html) to track down changed registry items. Here is a brief description:

RegShot is a small registry compare utility that allows you to quickly take a snapshot of your registry and then compare it with a second one - done after doing system changes or installing a new software product. The changes report can be produced in text or HTML format and contains a list of all modifications that have taken place between snapshot1 and snapshot2. In addition, you can also specify folders (with sub filders) to be scanned for changes as well.

You can run RegShot, make your changes to the mouse settings and then run RegShot again. It will show what Registry items and/or files were add, deleted or changed.

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> I use an free utility called RegShot to track down changed

> registry items.


Very cool! I never would have found the registry settings that were

being changed, which were in






And I discovered that each of the three settings (Middle Mouse Button,

Auto Scroll, and Universal Scroll) created a key & subkeys, and

deleted the previous key and subkeys. Not simply changing one number

from 0 to 1 to 2 as I had hoped. Fiddling the registry would be more

trouble than it's worth, I'll just stick to my crude macros.


Thanks for pointing me to RegShot.




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