WizMouse

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 180 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    230,788
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    543.96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    269
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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2 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

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2 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.

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5 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

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5 stars

"Excellent little unility"

January 28, 2011  |  By jbenowl16

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6

Pros

llows easy scrolling everywhere

Cons

none at all

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4 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

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4 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.

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5 stars

"Just Great"

January 01, 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.

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4 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.

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5 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.

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5 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.

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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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