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AlwaysMouseWheel

By Nenad Hrg Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 22, 2012

Sometimes little tweaks can make a big difference, and that's definitely the case with AlwaysMouseWheel. This little utility allows you to scroll in windows that aren't active using your mouse wheel. It might not seem like a big deal, but it's a surprisingly useful feature to have when you do a lot of work that involves switching between windows.

The program's interface is no-nonsense; with radio buttons you select whether you want the program to bring the selected window to the front using the mouse wheel or just scroll the selected window while leaving it in the background. If you need to refer to something in one window while typing into another, this is an incredibly useful thing to be able to do.

There are check boxes to enable and disable AlwaysMouseWheel and select whether or not it will run on startup. The interface minimizes to the system tray when not in use, making it easy to access when you need to make a change. That's really all there is to it; there are no other features and no documentation.

AlwaysMouseWheel comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation; this means you can easily take it along on a USB drive and use it when troubleshooting and performing many other tasks. We think anyone who typically has multiple windows open at once will find AlwaysMouseWheel surprisingly useful.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.55

General

Release July 21, 2015
Date Added July 21, 2015
Version 3.55

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 10,882
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Always Mouse Wheel is a small portable Windows program this gives you the possibility when using the mouse wheel over any window (under the mouse pointer) to scroll via mouse wheel even if the window is not in the foreground e.g focused.

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