Ghost Mouse

Ghost Mouse

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 53 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.2.2
File Size:
889.38KB
Date Added:
April 15, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
976,888
Downloads Last Week:
1,703
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

If you know how to use a CD player, you will be a master at using GhostMouse, a tiny program that lets you record and play back a series of mouse movements, including right clicks and drag-and-drop actions. You may, however, ask yourself when or where you could put your recorded clicks to work.

Using GhostMouse's compact, three-button interface, you can record a script to replay a set of actions. Unlike other programs designed to record and replicate user actions, this one is limited to mouse-related tasks. More robust programs will handle typed text and other keyboard actions. Still, the program worked as promised and even had a few settings and other features. You could, for example, call the GhostMouse app from the command line or upon startup and run a saved script. Using one of the two available user options, you could then choose to close GhostMouse after playback (the other setting governs playback speed). One potentially useful feature is the ability to click Play during a recording session, thereby enabling you to create an endless loop of your mouse clicks. To exit the loop, users just have to deliver a Pause command (Ctrl+Alt.), then exit the application.

The original purpose of GhostMouse is a mystery. One downloader describes using it to create a continuous click stream to convince a Web server that a real user is viewing the site. GhostMouse may also fill an esoteric need of remote system administrators. In any case, it seems that an application that records both mouse clicks and keyboard strokes would be more likely to satisfy whatever automation needs you have. If, however, you see a need for what GhostMouse offers, you won't have to pay a thing to use it.

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  • All Versions:

    2.7

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 24
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  • 1 stars

    "They RUINED a great little gadget"

    January 30, 2014   |   By XXXBorg

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    It used to be AWESOME. You could set up a series of actions that you could loop and have it go forever. Now they have it set up so when you record it, it shows a play button. BUT when you actually use it you cant loop it.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING.

    Summary

    GREAT PROGRAM BUT ONLY IF YOU CAN FIND AN OLDER VERSION. This version SUCKS

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  • 1 stars

    "Keylogger that steals accounts"

    August 20, 2013   |   By ownage99

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    It might replay actions.

    Cons

    It logs every keystroke.
    It steals your game accounts (runescape)
    It's still on the site despite numerous reports and people continue to lose their accounts due to Cnet's incompetence.

    Summary

    Don't download unless you want to lose your game accounts and potentially your credit card details.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and effective"

    May 31, 2013   |   By BWest0110

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    Records clicks and mouse strokes including click and drag.
    Save scripts to PC
    Playback Speed Options
    No confusing settings
    Easy to use
    Ready to use

    Cons

    What you record is what you get. There is no way to modify or customize recordings with the app.

    Summary

    Ghost Mouse is perfect for screen macros. It is very accurate. I use it for all of my basic macro needs.
    I have one of the leading paid Mouse and Keyboard applications installed on my computer. It is fully customizable and works great. I use it for in-depth complicated macros. It also requires a few steps from opening and ready to record /playback.
    I continue to use Ghost Mouse more often because it is so easy to use and takes less time and steps to do the things I need it to.

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  • 3 stars

    "Worked well on my winxp. Didn't work on my win7"

    May 30, 2013   |   By egaskrad

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    Small simple first

    Cons

    not working on my win7

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  • 4 stars

    "A Thing where the mouse does it"

    December 16, 2012   |   By Dilzosuperazo

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    easy to follow and use try it out

    Cons

    no customizing

    Summary

    this is a ghost mouse, that allows you to record a task of you moving the mouse clicking things don't worry your voice will not be heard record as long as you want. Scare the people out of the way.

    Try it out!!!!

    My Ratting 8/10

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  • 5 stars

    "Good software"

    July 12, 2012   |   By maxjames1970

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    Easy to use ! free , and simple !

    Cons

    cannot customize

    Summary

    Free, easy, and simple

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  • 3 stars

    "GREAT SOFTWARE !"

    July 05, 2012   |   By softmade

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.2.1

    Pros

    It's free and easy to use ! may also record cursor movement..

    Cons

    Too simple.. cannot customize

    Summary

    Free and simple..

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  • 1 stars

    "There are better programs for this!"

    March 20, 2012   |   By Autokeybot

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.1

    Pros

    it kinda works! But very buggy and horrible to make macros with

    Cons

    Tweaking your macros is not an option here, basically it can only do very simple tasks. There are other programs which does this much better and easier!

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  • 3 stars

    "Easy to use but will randomly forget it's programming"

    November 21, 2011   |   By tarma36

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.1

    Pros

    1) Great how to use instructions

    2) simple and easy for the first timer

    3) Can change playback speed

    4) It's FREE

    Cons

    1) Free version 3.1 has no program loop option

    2) If you do not record with playback at set at 1x speed, program has a tendency to forget where it is suppose to click or will miss and click wrong areas

    3) If you set playback speed more than about 3x it will miss where it is suppose to click

    4) when trying to exit program if you click the "x" top right it will still be running in the system tray.
    4a) If you click File > exit the program will freeze your window and you have to re-boot

    Summary

    This little program does the job if all you need to do is a series of mouse clicks. I tried a similar looking program but could not figure how to get it to record, this program has good help pages. If I used this program frequently, having to reboot after every use would be annoying... but I only need it about once a week.
    It is a user friendly enough of a program to tempt me to look at the pay-for program to see if these bugs are fixed.

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  • 2 stars

    "Could be better"

    October 30, 2011   |   By DaveDoc1553

    Version: Ghost Mouse 3.1

    Pros

    Can be speeded up by editing the delay times in the recorded script.

    Cons

    1. Mouse clicks screen relative, not window relative.
    2. No Wait feature. If the delay isn't long enough to allow a function to complete, the next action could take place before the system is ready for it. A wait-to-complete function would allow the fastest possible speed in any load situation.

    Summary

    Limited usability.

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