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Author Topic: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)  (Read 10846 times)

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Hi I stumbled across this forum by pure chance and hope someone can help me.
I work at a school for mentally disabled children, where i teach them basic informatics. the problem is that most children have problems using the mouse. most our programs only need the left click. but often the kids klick on the right button or the left and the right together, resulting in unwanted effects...
so what i am looking for:

A programm wich will disable the right mouse click or render the right mouse button a "second left button" meaning it having the same effect on a program as the left click. i found a software that does this, BUT the computers we are running are old and only have win98. the programm i found isnt compatible with 98, so i would need a software compatible with 98.

It would be great if someone somehow could help acchieve this!!
thanks a lot from Brasil
David

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 12:26:23 AM »
Have a look at this Lifehacker's "Disable the Right Mouse Button?" article. Does it offer a solution?

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 01:25:26 AM »
I thought you could disable it in control panel-mouse.
But then does the right click function go to somewhere else?

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 04:33:52 AM »
I think that the control panel disabling and the group policy disabling is for windows 2000 +
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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008, 05:22:25 AM »
Ok, for win 98-

http://www.bluechill...m/details/23394.html

Just do a search for
'disable right click windows 98'
and there are a few more.

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2008, 06:45:30 AM »
These seem to work fine in XP.

Tip - If you're running DisableRMB, Control+Rightclick & Shift+Rightclick can be used most places to emulate a right click.

DISCLAIMER: AHK novice at work! -->  :tellme:
« Last Edit: April 13, 2008, 06:48:11 AM by nosh »

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008, 06:52:22 AM »
dang! nosh beat me to this.. :) but you can also try this old freeware - Right Mouse Click Disabler v1.4, which was designed to do exactly that. it's safe and reliable on Win98 machines and on PCs where small children will be using. btw, the web-site is no longer available so i'm attaching the file. hth. :)

Quote from: readme.txt
Right Mouse Click Disabler - Version 1.4
Freeware
Copyright (c) 2000 Brad Jackson

Purpose:
To disable the right mouse button and special keystrokes on the
Windows desktop. Can be used as a security measure to prevent
changes to desktop items.

Installing and running WinKey Killer:
Just copy NoRClick.exe, NoRClick.dll, and NoRClick.ini into a directory.
(Sorry, I didn't have a choice about a yucky separate DLL file.  That's
what Windows needs for it to work properly.)  Create a shortcut in the
Startup group or add an entry under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
in the registry to start automatically.  If the program is not hidden
from the task list, you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and press End Task and
it will shut itself down.


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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 07:21:38 PM »
Wow thanks a lot guys!!!
the program nosh posted worked fine on my machine (Vista)
ill try it at work tomorrow and tell you if it worked!!!
THANKS AGAIN!!!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 06:54:47 AM »
ok im at work right now.
The autohotkey RMBtoLMB sadly doesnt work on win98. at least not the funktion i want to work :(
the NoRClick works but doesnt really do what i want it to do. it completely disables the right click. but i would prefer the right click to be a "left click"
any other ideas how to achieve this?
i found a program called autoit that maybe will work with 98 but i cant quite get the hang of it.
thanks anyhow!

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 09:06:14 PM »
there is another program called BabyMouse and BabyBoard which comes in both freeware & shareware versions.

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Block right mouse click menus, wheel scrolls, windows key, alt tab, etc
BabyMouse is runs in the background and catches all right clicks, mouse wheel scrolls before they reach the program you are working with. Merge all mouse buttons to one! Nothing's more fun than browsing or playing games with your baby, toddler or kid. But nothing's more annoying than when your little bambino accidentally presses the right mouse button and all these menus pop up or your windows starts scrolling all of a sudden!

Run the program, let the kids do their stuff and click on the icon in the systray to restore your (normal) mouse settings.

http://www.download3...abyboard-i35500.html

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 10:27:34 AM »
hi lanux!
thanks for helping again. the prog looks great and worked great on my vista machine...but once again it doesnt work with win98 :(
damn 98 but the computers at the school are just tooooo slow to support anything else. maybe ill try installing win2000 tomorrow...maybe itll work alright!
if anyone has other ideas id be happy to hear them!
thanks!

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2008, 01:43:17 PM »
Just verified - the AHK manual states "mouse hotkeys require Windows NT/2000/XP or later."
So you should be safe with Win2k, though it seems painful to have to upgrade OSs for something like this. Good Luck.

Since the RMB disabling is working, you might want to try running this script - there's a very slim chance of it actually working but it's worth a shot. You'll need autohotkey installed.

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RButton::
Send {LButton}
return

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I'm almost done with a quick program that should solve your problem. If I have a chance tomorrow, I'll finish it up and post it here.  :)

...oh, and it'll work on Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, and Vista.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2008, 09:28:53 PM by cbbibleboy »

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One-Click MouseTM is done! Enjoy  ;D, it should work for Win98 too!

When running, the right-button acts like the left. However, when [Ctrl] is pressed, both buttons will act like the default right. Don't forget to add the application to startup!

Comments and suggestions are welcome--email is in the about dialog!

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nice work, quite handy. :Thmbsup: just wondering about the miniature text in the about-box. ;)

ws-one-click-mouse-1.png

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Hehe, I didn't want it to be obtrusive--just a little blurb hoping to help out some kids in Uganda with serious need.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2008, 08:24:34 PM »
Hehe, I didn't want it to be obtrusive--just a little blurb hoping to help out some kids in Uganda with serious need.  :Thmbsup:

One-Click Mouse is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Any chances you might post up the sourcecode? I'd like to see how this was solved.

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2008, 08:54:53 PM »
I think he is using a C++ mouse hook: http://msdn.microsof...ms644990(VS.85).aspx which would work on all windows versions 95 and up. The hook captures the mouse click events and gives you an option of cancelling them or doing something else.

This is a good article that can tell you how to set up a C++ mouse hook: http://www.codeproje...B/system/TrayMe.aspx
I'm currently using a modified version of that program to quickly allow me to make a window always on top by simply right-clicking on the title bar of a window. It is very useful for me because I often have a need to put a window always on top and right-clicking on a window title bar is the quickest and most convenient way I could think of. Right-click again on a window will make it a normal level window. Note that you will need the Microsoft Foundation Classes found in the standard and professional versions of Microsoft Visual Studio if you want to compile the program in the above URL.
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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2008, 12:02:25 AM »
I'll post the source code just as soon as I get home for the holidays! (It's on my home computer, and I'm currently at college)

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008, 01:26:01 PM »
Code: [Select]
RButton::LButton

; Ctrl+X Exits
^x::
ExitApp

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2008, 01:43:03 PM »
Code: [Select]
RButton::LButton

; Ctrl+X Exits
^x::
ExitApp

:P

Funny, but not working on 9x!

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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2009, 06:33:49 PM »
Not sure if other applications are being asked for, but I came across this one:

http://www.addictive...ouse-buttons-easily/

It can lock specific keyboard keys or mouse buttons. I haven't tried it, but when I saw it I remembered this thread.


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Re: IDEA: Disable right Mouseclick (please help for charity!!Seriously!!)
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2009, 08:49:12 AM »
I'm currently using a modified version of that program to quickly allow me to make a window always on top by simply right-clicking on the title bar of a window. It is very useful for me because I often have a need to put a window always on top and right-clicking on a window title bar is the quickest and most convenient way I could think of. Right-click again on a window will make it a normal level window. Note that you will need the Microsoft Foundation Classes found in the standard and professional versions of Microsoft Visual Studio if you want to compile the program in the above URL.

Are you going to release it to the world when you're finished, VIP? Sounds pretty useful.
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