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AlwaysMouseWheel

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.55
  • Total Downloads:
    9,775
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.6KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Sometimes little tweaks can make a big difference, and that's definitely the case with AlwaysMouseWheel. This little utility allows you to scroll in windows that aren't active using your mouse wheel. It might not seem like a big deal, but it's a surprisingly useful feature to have when you do a lot of work that involves switching between windows.

The program's interface is no-nonsense; with radio buttons you select whether you want the program to bring the selected window to the front using the mouse wheel or just scroll the selected window while leaving it in the background. If you need to refer to something in one window while typing into another, this is an incredibly useful thing to be able to do.

There are check boxes to enable and disable AlwaysMouseWheel and select whether or not it will run on startup. The interface minimizes to the system tray when not in use, making it easy to access when you need to make a change. That's really all there is to it; there are no other features and no documentation.

AlwaysMouseWheel comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation; this means you can easily take it along on a USB drive and use it when troubleshooting and performing many other tasks. We think anyone who typically has multiple windows open at once will find AlwaysMouseWheel surprisingly useful.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Above and beyond what I was looking for!"

June 16, 2015

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 3.23

Pros

Runs smoothly and has more options than I was expecting. Not only does mouse wheel focus in window where pointer is but it also focus on that portion of the window. Programs like Outlook, Windows Explorer, and many others make this very useful.

Cons

Windows shortcut 'ctrl+mouse-wheel' to zoom in and out is not supported. I don't really have much need for it to be, but it might be something to consider adding to an already great piece of software.

Summary

I love the extra shortcut options. I use them all.

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5 stars

"Very Useful"

May 06, 2014  |  By JSGORIA

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 3.23

Pros

Very Useful

Cons

Very Useful

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1 stars

"added LOADS of junk despite not asking for premission"

July 10, 2013  |  By philippefraser

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 3.06

Pros

didn't even work

Cons

It changed my default browser, changed my default search, added extensions to change behaviour of new tabs, added toolbars - all without asking. I am always careful not to add extra toolbars etc, but this is just ridiculous. I'm very angry at CNET for allowing this download with all this awful extras.

Summary

HATE IT

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5 stars

"Simply works."

July 05, 2013  |  By baker_nole

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 3.06

Pros

Just like one would hope, run the app and the scroll wheel moves in the mouse hover location while focus is elsewhere. Tested with: Chrome, IE, Outlook, VS 2012, Excel 2012, Word 2012.

Cons

None found yet.

Summary

Fantastic download. Watch out for the CNET "extras" in the installation package - be sure to clearly note the two options of "Decline" and "Accept", even though one is camouflaged.

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5 stars

"Makes Windows scroll more like a Mac!"

March 02, 2013  |  By davej189

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 2.33

Pros

Allows scrolling a window just by moving your cursor over it. No more accidentally clicking links just because you wanted to scroll a window or email. Works with my touchpad and two finger scrolling! A similar app did not.

Cons

None found.

Summary

Highly recommended for painless scrolling.

Updated on Mar 2, 2013

False alarm, it does not seem to work with my touchpad and windows live email client.

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4 stars

"Ctrl-Mousewheel - No Zoom!!!"

February 23, 2012  |  By MrO14526

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 1.85

Pros

Works pretty well but...

Cons

Cripples mousewheel zoom in Excel...

Summary

I like the software but "ctrl-mousewheel" will no longer ZOOM in Excel or Word (etc), unless I disable the software.

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5 stars

"It works - simple, small, reliable."

November 07, 2011  |  By flemur13013

 |  Version: AlwaysMouseWheel 1.49

Pros

Simple, small footprint, reliable, "portable" executable.
Make scrolling act like it does in some Linux installs.

Cons

Another start-up program.

Summary

Get it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Nenad Hrg
Publisher web site http://www.softwareok.com
Release Date July 21, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 3.55
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/2000 Server/Server 2003 x86 R2
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.6KB
File Name AlwaysMouseWheel.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,775
Downloads Last Week 14
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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