by Barry Dysert
(last updated July 31, 2017)
How many times have you moved your mouse to a different window, starting using the mouse's scroll wheel, and nothing happened? Of course, nothing was happening in the window you were pointing to, but the window that still had focus was doing the scrolling. Along comes WizMouse—a tiny utility whose only mission is to scroll the window under the pointer. Another feature is that WizMouse enables the mouse wheel in applications that don't support them.
There are no GUI figures to show you or options to configure. You just install the utility and from then on you need not worry about always having to click to make a window active before you can start scrolling it. This is a time saver and an annoyance reducer.
WizMouse is a free download and can be retrieved from the page at this ridiculously long URL:
This tip (13036) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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