WizMouse 1.6 - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

WizMouse

CNET Editors' review

Tiny New Zealand is an up-and-comer in the global tech industry, and Antibody Software's WizMouse is one of the first commercial software products we've encountered from the island nation known for its digital cinematic capabilities. It's a small bit of freeware that lets you use your mouse's scroll wheel to scroll through the window currently under the mouse pointer instead of the top focused or "active" window. Instead of having to click the mouse on the inactive window to enable scrolling, you merely have to position the cursor over the window to focus it. You can also use WizMouse to enable similar scrolling functionality in applications that don't support mouse wheels.

At a little more than 571KB, including an installer, WizMouse is a compact program that downloads and sets up quickly and easily. Since it's designed to do one simple thing, or not, as you choose, its controls and options are appropriately basic, just a dialog with typical options such as running at start-up, enabling or disabling the program quickly with a left-click of the system tray icon, and selecting how many lines to scroll with each turn of the mouse wheel. There's also a check box for the function that converts mouse wheel commands into scrollbar commands, with advice to disable it, should it cause erratic mouse scrolling. Web-based help is a click away.

WizMouse is freeware and works in all versions of Windows, from 2000 to 7. Recent releases have a "Run as Administrator" option for Windows Vista and 7.

WizMouse - Scroll the window under the mouse pointer - Download Video Previews:

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Start Menu 8
    Bring back the Windows "Start" menu to Windows 8.
    Download Or, Learn More About Start Menu 8

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Start8
    Return the Windows 7 style Start menu to Windows 8.
    Download Or, Learn More About Start8

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Fences
    Clean up icon clutter on your desktop.
    Download Or, Learn More About Fences

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Free Alarm Clock
    Set unlimited numbers of alarm clocks on Windows.
    Download Or, Learn More About Free Alarm Clock

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • XWidget
    Enhance your desktop with different widgets.
    Download Or, Learn More About XWidget

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • TimeLeft
    Enable clock with countdown, reminder, stopwatch, and desktop s...
    Download Or, Learn More About TimeLeft

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Winstep Nexus Dock
    Get dock with live icon reflections and speed up access to your...
    Download Or, Learn More About Winstep Nexus Dock

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • ObjectDock
    Place favorite Web links, program shortcuts, and widgets on a f...
    Download Or, Learn More About ObjectDock

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WindowBlinds
    Customize the look and feel of the Windows desktop interface wi...
    Download Or, Learn More About WindowBlinds

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Classic Shell
    Add and remove features to your system.
    Download Or, Learn More About Classic Shell

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CursorFX
    Give your Windows 7, XP, or Vista cursor a wide range of effect...
    Download Or, Learn More About CursorFX

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Decor8
    Personalize your Windows 8/8.1 start and lock screens with your...
    Download Or, Learn More About Decor8

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Cool Timer
    Set up a timer with countdown mode, an alarm clock, and a stopw...
    Download Or, Learn More About Cool Timer

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Alarm Clock
    Wake up to this alarm clock that has a different alarm for each...
    Download Or, Learn More About Alarm Clock

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Sticky Notes
    Create and stick electronic notes on your Windows desktop.
    Download Or, Learn More About Sticky Notes

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Free Countdown Time...
    Set up countdown timer to receive alert of important event.
    Download Or, Learn More About Free Countdown Timer

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Core Temp Gadget
    Monitor your processor temperature via a graph at the bottom of...
    Download Or, Learn More About Core Temp Gadget

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • DesktopOK
    Save and restore your desktop icon positions.
    Download Or, Learn More About DesktopOK

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • DesktopOK (64-bit)
    Save and restore your desktop icon positions.
    Download Or, Learn More About DesktopOK (64-bit)

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Simply Alarming
    Display custom messages and flash the Scroll or Num Lock lights...
    Download Or, Learn More About Simply Alarming

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Sharp World Clock
    Desktop World Clock with world map. Unlimited number of clocks.
    Download Or, Learn More About Sharp World Clock

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • LogonStudio
    Customize your Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 logon screen.
    Download Or, Learn More About LogonStudio

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Atomic Alarm Clock
    Set your alarm clock and replace your standard tray clock using...
    Download Or, Learn More About Atomic Alarm Clock

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Clip Plus
    Grab and save objects as they are copied to the Windows Clipboa...
    Download Or, Learn More About Clip Plus

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star: 100
    • 4 star: 47
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current version:

    4.1 stars

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-10 of 10

  • 2.0 stars

    "Well it kinda works..."

    March 27, 2011  |   By Chemboy021

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    If you have two windows that do not overlap you can move your mouse back and forth between them and not have to click to scroll in the window

    Cons

    If your windows overlap you will be frustrated by the upper one being sent to the back when trying to scroll between them

    If you have a window open with more than one scroll field only 1 will work.

    Summary

    This is a good first try. It proves the concept. Suggestions for the developer would be to add the ability to scroll in any field of a window containing multiple fields. Second would be to make it so that the window hovered over is only activated if the mouse wheel is used not by a timer.

    Updated on Mar 27, 2011

    Nope I changed my mind. Turns out that windows ease of access center was the culprit on the items that were frustrating me. Shoulda known it was microsoft's fault

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 2.0 stars

    "Slow's Down Scrolling"

    February 24, 2011  |   By corpcon

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    It does what it says.

    Cons

    I have a Logitech mouse with "Hyper-fast scrolling", but when WizMouse is enabled, it slows down scrolling drastically (to a crawl) on some websites (like facebook and CNET) as well as with some programs.

    Summary

    It's a nice idea, but not worth the bother. Glad I didn't have to pay for it.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent add-on recommended by a friend"

    February 10, 2011  |   By Agroped42

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    Downloaded easily and worked first time. Now using it on both my desktop and laptop PCs

    Cons

    Noe that I am yet aware of

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent little unility"

    January 28, 2011  |   By jbenowl16

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    llows easy scrolling everywhere

    Cons

    none at all

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent product: scrolling of multiple windows"

    January 12, 2011  |   By pmhirsch

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    Allows scrolling over multiple windows

    Cons

    no problems found

    Summary

    Useful tool

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Does Exactly What It Should"

    January 10, 2011  |   By c|net Reader

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    Enables the scroll wheel in many contexts without native support.
    I've encountered no compatibility issues.

    Cons

    Tray icon menu doesn't disappear when it loses focus so you have to click something on the menu to make it disappear, which generally means display the settings/about dialog which must then be dismissed.

    Summary

    When I use a computer without WizMouse, I suffer from scroll wheel withdrawal because the wheel works so many fewer places! I find it indispensable.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Just Great"

    January 1, 2011  |   By mttbuzzard

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    You can move your mouse cursor from one screen to another and not have to click to get your window to respond. .

    Cons

    None that I have found at this time

    Summary

    One of the handiest programs that I have on my computers and one that everyone that works on multiple screens at the same time should have.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful!!!"

    December 30, 2010  |   By harrison3001

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    Scroll wheel support for programs without it.
    Raise window to foreground.
    Lightweight.
    Run as administrator.
    Nice.

    Cons

    None found.

    Summary

    Personally i use Wizmouse to scroll the windows without the need to click on them to activate, a must have function for me. You can also use the scroll wheel to bring them in foreground. I use it since many years, no problems whatsoever.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Great little program"

    December 24, 2010  |   By MrHoggLegg

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    Everything works great

    Cons

    Haven't found anything wrong

    Summary

    Use WizMouse all the time. Wouldn't want to be without it now.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfectly"

    December 22, 2010  |   By killme2

    Version: WizMouse 1.6

    Pros

    Lets me scroll windows without having to bring the window into focus. Has a small file size and uses minimal resources, about 2500KB of memory in Windows 7 64-bit. And it's free!

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind

    Summary

    If you ever found yourself trying to scroll in a window and found it not to work because you didn't click it first this is this app for you. This app does one thing and does it perfectly. It allows you to scroll windows without bringing it into focus. I haven't experienced any bugs or problems with it ever. And since it's free there's no reason not to get it.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1-10 of 10

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for WizMouse 1.6
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for WizMouse

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Or, Learn More About WizMouse

Installed

Smart Install
WizMouse