WizMouse

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 180 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    241,419
  • Date Added:
    October 06, 2011
  • File Size:
    543.96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    235
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.4

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 180 votes

    • 5 star 101
    • 4 star 48
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 8
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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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1 stars

"No idea how this works"

May 08, 2013  |  By hbdmesq

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

could do nothing with it and removed it
may try again after seeing all the praises

Cons

no the slightest idea what this highly praised gadget should do.
did not work on my computer at all.

Summary

may be i did not got the trick??

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4 stars

"Does what it promises"

May 01, 2013  |  By KevinProv

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

Like others have stated, this should've been native to windows from the start.

Cons

No cons so far with win7

Summary

I like it.

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5 stars

"A Must-Have For Windows"

April 24, 2013  |  By BearPuppy

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

I'm sorry to see this rated as only "good" as I can't compute without this wonderful piece of software! Whether you are simply scrolling within a window, or cutting across sub-windows, this software gives you full functionality to your scroll wheel

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

This should be built into Windows.

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5 stars

"Works as advertized"

April 14, 2013  |  By hk2000

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

Pros

Works very well. I haven't experienced any issues with it interfering with other software. I can remote into my other computers and the mouse switches to the remote computer when you move to the remote display. it's really perfect.

Cons

None what so ever.

Summary

Here's the scenario that got me to use this tool: You're watching a video or listening to a radio program, an obnoxious commercial comes on, you hit mute on the volume mixer and go back to the webpage you were on and try to scroll down, but instead you reactivate the annoying commercial sound you just muted because you forgot to click before scrolling. I do this a lot, and for that this program is god sent for me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.0.2
Version 1.6.0.2 adds optional reversed mouse wheel scrolling - like OS X "Natural" scrolling. Fixes a bug where WizMouse might terminate after a few days when running on Windows Vista/7 if "run as administrator" was enabled.
General
Publisher Antibody Software
Publisher web site http://bulkimagedownloader.com
Release Date September 30, 2011
Date Added October 06, 2011
Version 1.6.0.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 543.96KB
File Name wizmouse_1_6_0_2_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 241,419
Downloads Last Week 235
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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