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WizMouse

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    258,376
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    550.3KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    186
  • 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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  • All Versions

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    out of 184 votes

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    • 4 star 49
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5 stars

"Lightweight but very handy."

August 16, 2015  |  By PytSkee

2015-08-16 11:49:11  |  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

2015-08-05 08:57:14  |  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

2015-08-05 07:54:31  |  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

2015-05-19 14:31:55  |  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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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 258,376
Downloads Last Week 186
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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