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WizMouse

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 184 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    253,671
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    550.3KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    217
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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WizMouse from Antibody Software takes care of an annoying issue in Windows that has only gotten worse as PC screens have grown bigger: the need to click each window before you can use your mouse in it. With WizMouse running, any visible window is active; just mouse over it to activate menus, commands, and links for clicking. Whether windows overlap or are separated by space, WizMouse treats them the same. And not just buttons, either: WizMouse also enables scrolling, even in applications lacking mouse wheel support (though that's an experimental option that can cause "strange behavior" in some systems). WizMouse can also reverse the scrolling direction to simulate Apple's mouse technology.

WizMouse's installer finishes with a Configuration screen offering some additional downloads, which we declined, and some setup options such as Start with Windows, Run as Administrator, and the previously mentioned option to enable mouse wheel commands without mouse wheel support with the ability to set lines per scroll. The only place we want to see "strange behavior" when using the computer is on YouTube, but we didn't need it to scroll with our mouse (which is actually a Rat). We could also activate an option to toggle WinMouse on and off by left-clicking the program's system tray icon, hide the icon entirely, and bring the scrolling window to the foreground. This last option can be especially useful, but we're glad WizMouse let us decide. A system tray icon accesses WizMouse's menu and opens the Configuration screen. We chose to run WizMouse as an administrator, which enables the software in admin windows, to test a bug fix (it worked, apparently).

It was totally easy to test WizMouse: We simply opened three windows, overlapped them, and rolled our cursor from one toolbar to the next, activating anything clickable as we passed over it. And click we did, too -- but the scrolling feature may be better still. Any window our cursor was active in scrolled smoothly, potentially saving a lot of extra clicks when switching rapidly between several open windows. WizMouse is free, so try it and see if it works for you.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

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    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
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  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 184 votes

    • 5 star 103
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 8
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5 stars

"Lightweight but very handy."

August 16, 2015  |  By PytSkee

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.7.0.3

Pros

Does what it's supposed to with very little overhead and no bother whatsoever. I forget it's there, but I get to scroll windows that aren't active.

Cons

Um... the setup UI is from XP? I couldn't care less.

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5 stars

"Absolutely Awesome"

August 05, 2015  |  By matt674885

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.7.0.3

Pros

Works perfectly.

Cons

None I can think of, and I've been using it for at least three years, probably four.

Summary

Essential.

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4 stars

"Mostly good, but not with Skype or Lync 2013"

August 05, 2015  |  By gachristensen

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.7.0.3

Pros

Does what it claims, Win XP, Win 7, dual monitors. Love it!

Cons

Recently got upgraded to Lync 2013, and then Skype 2013. Wizmouse won't work on those windows, even with them having focus.

Summary

Still going to use because the benefits far outweigh the one app (so far) that it doesn't work with.

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3 stars

"Good idea. Iffy execution."

May 19, 2015  |  By pitviper33

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.7.0.3

Pros

I like being able to scroll in whichever screen I'm pointing. Several of my programs offer very little screen area that can be clicked to force focus without doing some action. It works just fine across monitors.

Cons

I use a mouse with a freewheel function. I give it a flick to scroll down massive lists, and touch it again to stop scrolling. This program completely broke this operation. When I stop the wheel from spinning, the list keeps scrolling.

Summary

Neat idea. But breaking my mouse's freewheel ruined it for me. I'm no longer using the program.

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5 stars

"Works Great on My 2-Monitor Win7 System!"

October 27, 2014  |  By Criticalpath

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

Works exactly as advertised - as everyone says, it should be built into Windows! I'm actually using 3 monitors across 2 PCs with Multiplicity KVM software.

Cons

None yet - works perfectly.

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2 stars

"Useless For 2-Screen Setup"

October 16, 2014  |  By MrNewsMedia

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

Lightweight, installs easily (from Antibody Software site, NOT cnet), realatively straightforward.

Cons

Does absolutely nothing on my 2-screen (extended, not cloned) set-up on Win 8.1. Worked when open windows were all on the same screen, but that's why I use two monitors. WizMouse did NOT work when windows were open on the other screen.

Summary

Waste of time. Could save you a few parsecs and a click or two (out of billions). Don't bother.

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4 stars

"Nifty Utility"

June 12, 2014  |  By That_Guy_in_CB

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

Does exactly what it's supposed to.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

This handy utility installed easily and lets me scroll any open window without changing the focus. Streamlines my work procedures. I particularly like the option of reverse scrolling that Mac uses.

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5 stars

"more practical"

May 14, 2013  |  By mido_x

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

The program runs smooth and easy.
I believe ut will be more useful when one is accustomed to use it.
It saves time and has no adversary effects.

Cons

None is all I can say

Summary

Good

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5 stars

"Does what it does perfectly"

May 14, 2013  |  By DaDreamWizard

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

Been using this since 2009. Saves clicks, scrolling background windows never fails to make me think why it's not built in to a windows OS.

Cons

Deducted 1/2 star for that bogus large menu. Total overkill and detracts from the true intelligence of a utility as this.

Summary

Takes zilch for space, no ram guzzler, won't impede your start up.

There is another like this from SoftwareOK that I haven't tried, but am a fan of their software.

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5 stars

"indispensable"

May 14, 2013  |  By jayj3000

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

indispensable benefits

Cons

none i can think of

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.0.3
In version 1.7.0.3 reverse mouse scrolling (if enabled) will no longer reverse scroll when the control key is down.
General
Publisher Antibody Software
Publisher web site http://bulkimagedownloader.com
Release Date March 31, 2015
Date Added March 31, 2015
Version 1.7.0.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 550.3KB
File Name wizmouse_1_7_0_3_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 253,671
Downloads Last Week 217
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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