WizMouse

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    230,788
  • Date Added:
    December 20, 2010
  • File Size:
    543.96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    269
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 10 votes

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    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • 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
Version 1.6 has X1 and X2 mouse buttons working correctly when used with the mouse wheel and automatic rehooking of WizMouse is now configurable via a new 'Re-hook WizMouse if mouse capture lost' option.
General
Publisher Antibody Software
Publisher web site http://bulkimagedownloader.com
Release Date December 20, 2010
Date Added December 20, 2010
Version 1.6
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 543.96KB
File Name wizmouse_1_6_0_2_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 230,788
Downloads Last Week 269
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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