X-Mouse Button Control

X-Mouse Button Control

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    60,504
  • Date Added:
    June 25, 2012
  • File Size:
    4.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    501
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Your mouse probably has several buttons and maybe a scroll wheel or two, but are you using the default settings or can you open and close Web pages, turn the volume up and down when you play music, or simulate any keystroke? You can, with X-Mouse Button Control. This free utility lets you set customized profiles, called Layers, with individually customized mouse controls in each, and rapidly switch between them. You can create separate mouse control profiles for individual applications, such as games that don't support extended mouse buttons. Or, you can have the scroll wheel change to a volume control when you hover your cursor over the system tray.

X-Mouse Button Control's main interface shows your profiles in the main window and configures them via a series of tabs labeled Layer 1 through 5, with another tab for Scrolling & Navigation. Each Layer has a name entry field and up to 8 mouse controls, including left, right, and middle buttons; wheel up and down; and tilt right and left. Drop-down lists let us choose from a huge range of commands or No Change (Don't Intercept), which leaves the default command intact. We started by naming our first Layer and selecting our control options. In the Application/Windows Profile pane, we browsed to several applications to create custom mouse commands, such as opening Outlook's inbox. The Settings button offered three tabs of options to configure: General, Global Hotkeys, and Modifier Keys. When we'd made all our selections, we clicked Apply. X-Mouse seamlessly applied our settings, with no discernible difference in performance or feel. We tried the program with several different mice, including a wireless laser laptop mouse and a wired laser gaming mouse that actually had too many controls for X-Mouse, including a thumbwheel. However, X-Mouse let us map any control we chose. We could right-click the program's system tray icon and choose any Layer, enter Setup, disable X-Mouse's controls, and other choices.

X-Mouse is a great way to get more out of your mouse. With a little effort, you can set up individualized control profiles that let you do things with your mouse that you'd need a series of clicks and keystrokes to do the usual way.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Exactly what I needed"

October 22, 2014

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

Easy to set up, does everything I need it to do and more

Cons

None so far

Summary

Easy to set up, works great with every mouse I've used with it so far. Includes tons of premade options but also allows you to create your own action for each button if what you want isn't in their list. I use it to change my "back" and "forward" buttons on my mice to be "delete" and "escape" since I work with autocad a lot and it's allowed my cheaper mice to be programmed like a gaming mouse if I wanted. I've have zero issues with the program throughout the year I've had it and the 6 or so mice I've used with it.

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1 stars

"Didn't work on my Vista laptop"

February 21, 2014  |  By arcflight

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

didn't work enough to say

Cons

Installed and got some error about a server. Uninstalled the thing.

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3 stars

"almost awesome"

January 29, 2014  |  By Turyco

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

A regular old wireless laser notebook mouse turns into a gaming mouse (I get 35 commands out of 7 buttons using hotkeys, or 45 if I include scroll up and down). I also use it a lot for Acrobat Pro to map highlighting and editing tools for reviewing academic articles.

Cons

Bug with MS Word where it first causes pc to type whatever button is being pressed repeatedly, and then crashes. I don't even have an X-Mouse profile for Word, really not sure why this happens. Sticky hotkeys sometimes get activated for no reason. Mapping doesn't work for some games with launchers (the buttons get mapped to the launcher not the game).

Summary

Version 2.6 has been out for a while now on the publisher's website. Definitely knocks the socks off most native software. Really makes your mouse much more versatile, but it's still buggy and I'm looking for an alternative. BTW, for those complaining of bloatware, check again it may well be C|NET's not X-Mouse.

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5 stars

"Simple to pick up. A must have for any PC owner."

September 25, 2013  |  By MattyJackman

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

Simple
Powerful
Think of about 10 more pros of your own, chances are they are true of this product.
IT'S FREE!

Cons

Literally, none, and I don't say that often.

Summary

An incredible piece of software, I have multiple profiles for gaming, work, browsing etc. It is one of the first things I download on a new PC. This little guy is a software partner for life.

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5 stars

"Fantastic, simple, yet flexible"

July 18, 2013  |  By BrerBunny

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

This program is great, it allows you to tweak your mouse in all sorts of ways and also allows you to save 5 profiles, which is fantastic if you also use your mouse for gaming.

Cons

I would say the only con I found is that page up and page down are not apparent in the drop down lists for mouse buttons, but you can still set them with the simulated keys option.

Summary

Great and simple to use, expanding the flexibility of your mouse.

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2 stars

"Installs lots of adware"

May 24, 2013  |  By sdjaber

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

I hope it's worth the time it took to uninstall all the adware and hijacks.

Cons

I tried to be careful to NOT click the "OK to install software buttons," but even so it installed something called We care, Sweet packs, and Top arcade hits, as well as changing my browser search default and home page. Be warned that you will have to uninstall all of these, which took me 15-20 minutes because it kept being difficult. I hoped using CNet would make this less of a problem, but apparently they like to mess with your computer, too.

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5 stars

"VERY simple, VERY useful..."

January 18, 2013  |  By A. Drew

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

-Easy interface
-Works GREAT
-VERY versatile once you understand it
-Specific apps are almost endless
-Program to turn on n off, then program a control key for a specific function
-I had a fear of possible contamination, but if its on c|net its safe...

Cons

-I had to find the programming code for my specific app online and it wasn't easy to find...

Summary

I am a part-time gamer who was tired of having to tap my arrow key/mouse key during heavy action sessions, this has literally saved my index finger...Its starting to grow back LOL...

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5 stars

"Works perfectly on Win8"

January 14, 2013  |  By sfazen

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

All I really needed was my center button to work as a back button since my Logitech software crapped out and won't reinstall properly. I just don't have time to figure out why it is not working, but now I don't need to because X-Mouse does the job.

Cons

none that I can think of.

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4 stars

"Very useful"

October 18, 2012  |  By jamestodd96

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

I downloaded this program because I had to upgrade to System 7 when I got a new computer. My older wireless keyboard and mouse from Microsoft worked but the Intellimpouse program didn't. X-mouse fills the gap and more

Cons

none that I hve found yet

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5 stars

"maps buttons wonderfully"

September 05, 2012

 |  Version: X-Mouse Button Control 2.5

Pros

if you have a multi-buttoned mouse - USE IT

Cons

i suppose it's not needed if you have button mapping soft came with your mouse

Summary

Sometimes the software that your mouse came with just not good. Use this one!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5 added option to change layers by left clicking the system tray icon and fixed problems with Dvorak keyboard layouts.
General
Publisher Phillip Gibbons
Publisher web site http://www.highrez.co.uk/
Release Date June 25, 2012
Date Added June 25, 2012
Version 2.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Other
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.01MB
File Name XMouseButtonControlSetup.2.5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,504
Downloads Last Week 501
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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