Can I switch Blue and Orange because my mouse have switched button (I'm lefty).

enter image description here

  • I'm not sure if there is an official option to do this, but you sure can with skins. Jun 7, 2011 at 1:51
  • 4
    It's cool that you can, but I'm not sure why you would want to do this - don't they have exactly the same properties? (Aside from the colour and the sound effect used...) I use whatever one makes the most sense at the time.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jun 15, 2011 at 21:33
  • 2
    I switch button in windows (Physical-Left is Software-Right). So in Portal 1/2, My Left button fires the Orange Portal (Right button action). But the visual helper of the cross-hair tell me that Left is blue. So it mix me up in-game. Jun 16, 2011 at 14:53

2 Answers 2


Just change the controls and switch the mouse buttons! That will make the icon/crosshairs correspond closer to the right buttons without affecting anything else in your system. Oddly enough you do this through the Keyboard settings:


  • 1
    Haha, just noticed the question was about Portal 2 and not Portal. Glad this can still be done in the new one :P Jun 7, 2011 at 14:33
  • I had the same problem in Portal 1, didn't bother to ask.. Jun 7, 2011 at 14:57

You can use the command hud_quickinfo_swap 1 and it will switch them around

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .