WizMouse

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    230,788
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    543.96KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    269
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    4.2

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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4 stars

"works great for me"

September 26, 2011  |  By jcarithe

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

performs as expected

Cons

no downside yet

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5 stars

"No reason not to get it !!"

September 25, 2011  |  By hugg73

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

Scroll any window on your desktop, not just the one that's currently in focus. It has other features, but that's all I use it or need it for. Does it well, with no bugs, glitches, or unwanted effects.

Cons

None that I can think of at this time, or have seen yet.

Summary

There is no reason not to get this software. It does what it says, doesn't do anything extra that you wouldn't want, no pop-up ads or trial periods, just works with no fuss.

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5 stars

"This is the way a mouse should work."

September 07, 2011  |  By gasparr

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

This aids in scrolling through windows of data when the window is not the active window.

Cons

It is another application to load at startup of Windows

Summary

The first time I saw the article about WizMouse, the author said that it was a must have feature that he installed on every windows installation. He was certainly correct about that. It is now on every machine that I use.

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4 stars

"Works great. Simple to use"

September 06, 2011  |  By PGauthier1

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

No cons with it so far

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4 stars

"great little app"

September 06, 2011  |  By nypatech

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

works as advertised

Cons

non as of yet

Summary

should be built in to OS

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5 stars

"Does as it says."

September 03, 2011  |  By BAFDom

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

Easy install and works great.

Cons

None as of now.

Summary

Worth a download. I was annoyed to find out Windows 7 didn't do it. Makes multitasking much easier.

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5 stars

"Handy little tool"

September 02, 2011  |  By twalls

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

Easy install.Does what I've been needing. I do a lot of rosters for sports teams. So I have to do a lot of cut & paste,now I can have more than one document on screen open at once to select info from.Much quicker

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

Great little tool. Made my job easier.

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4 stars

"Do what it says."

August 31, 2011  |  By mahezhe

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

Very usefull when you have several open windows

Cons

None that I am aware.

Summary

Use it. You will like it.

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5 stars

"Why isn't this part of windows?"

August 31, 2011  |  By candreae

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

Extremely intuitive, you want your mouse wheel to scroll where your mouse is...this does that.

Cons

Can't think of one.

Summary

A very handy utility, you'll love it and when you use a computer without it you'll find yourself annoyed.

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4 stars

"Works as advertised, I missed this feature from Unix"

August 31, 2011  |  By gcoryer

 |  Version: WizMouse 1.6.0.1

Pros

More flexible desktop, able to scroll a reference window while keeping focus on edit window.

Cons

none so far

Summary

Great utility.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.0.1
Version 1.6.0.1 runs at a higher priority level to keep mouse movement smooth on slower PCs.
General
Publisher Antibody Software
Publisher web site http://bulkimagedownloader.com
Release Date April 29, 2011
Date Added April 29, 2011
Version 1.6.0.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7
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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