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One of the features I’ve grown accustomed to on my Mac is being able to scroll in any window without first having to bring it to the foreground. The OS is smart enough to realize that I probably want to scroll the window underneath my mouse regardless of whether it is the foreground window. Why is this important? On my multi-monitor set up that means I can be writing an article on one screen and have a product’s website open on the other. I can continue to scroll up and down on the website while the focus stays on the window I’m writing with, and therefore makes it easy to continue typing the article.

Microsoft doesn’t operate Windows in the same fashion, but with a with WizMouse you can get the same functionality without compromising a lot of your system’s resources. When running the app uses just 1.7MB of memory, and is virtually unnoticeable. The overall experience, however, is the opposite… it is very noticeable. After just a day of running WizMouse I was already feeling like I was working on my Mac.

WizMouse will also come in handy if you use some apps that don’t support a mouse wheel. It will convert your mouse wheel actions to scrollbar commands that the program should be able to understand.

This is a must-have app in my book, but that is largely because I’ve grown so accustomed to how it works on the Mac OS. It’s possible that some people may find it annoying, but I’m definitely not one of those people.

WizMouse Homepage (Windows only; 32/64-bit; Freeware)