WizMouse

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    238,826
  • Date Added:
    October 06, 2011
  • File Size:
    543.96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,830
  • 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 42 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 179 votes

    • 5 star 100
    • 4 star 48
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 8
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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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  • 4 stars

    "works good but some times needs to be reactivated"

    April 12, 2013   |   By justchuck69

    Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.2

    Pros

    works good but some times needs to be reactivated ... when i am multi multi tasking sometimes the program stops working and i need to click the icon in the system tray to disable it then click again to re enable it !

    Cons

    wish i could set it as a higher priority in task manager ( i can do it but i need to do it every time i have restarted my comp )

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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 Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 543.96KB
    File Name wizmouse_1_6_0_2_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 238,826
    Downloads Last Week 2,830
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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