Back in 2011, I joined the Microsoft Hardware team as an interaction designer. While most designers there made mice and keyboards, I began redesigning the software to control their many features.

Mouse properties

In Windows 7, and before the visual design for Windows 8 was revealed, this is what the Mouse and Keyboard properties looked like.

Windows 7 mouse and keyboard properties

We created a new program from scratch, with a much cleaner UI, that would let you understand and learn everything that you could do by customizing your devices -  anything from switching your default click from left to right, to changing what that random key will do while you're playing WoW.

Mouse customization

Keyboard customization

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