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Author Topic: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows  (Read 3931 times)

laughinglizard

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Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows
« on: May 01, 2007, 07:06:52 PM »
I ran across this little gem at Lifehacker http://www.lifehacker.com/ today.

It allows your mouse to scroll in *any* window or pane your mouse is in.
Not being able to do that has been an annoyance of mine for a long time.
I'm happy to report it works great, and the tray icon is cute (not a requirement but fun anyway).

http://www.code-scout.net/katmouse/
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from the site:
"The prime purpose of the KatMouse utility is to enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering 'universal' scrolling: moving the mouse wheel will scroll the window directly beneath the mouse cursor (not the one with the keyboard focus, which is default on Windows OSes). This is a major increase in the usefullness of the mouse wheel.

Another feature involves the wheel button. Since the wheel button is not consistently used in Windows, KatMouse can use it for a kind of task switching: with a click of the wheel button you can push a window to the buttom of the stack of windows that is your desktop, making a recovered window the active window."


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Re: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 10:41:20 PM »
aye, i agree.. KatMouse is a must-have tool.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 12:23:46 AM »
I can only second what lanux128 said. This tool has been essential for me for years. It's so frustrating working with other computers without KatMouse :'(

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Re: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007, 02:55:30 AM »
I have this installed as well. I have however disabled the middle button functionality as it confliced with the middle button closing in Opera ;) However it's still worth using for the universal scrolling, especially with a two (or more) monitors setup.

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Re: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 03:22:38 AM »
another program to complement KatMouse would be CursorUS, just try it and you'll see why.. :)

CursorUS will allow your mouse cursor to move without interruption on reaching borders of the screen. Actual effect works by transfering pointer on opposite side.

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