KatMouse Mouse Wheel Enhancements For Windows

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 25, 2008
Software, Windows

KatMouse is a simple software that can change the way Windows NT handles scrolling with the mouse wheel. It basically provides a way to customize the way the scroll wheel is utilized in Windows and adds scrolling support even in applications that seem to be somewhat resistant.

Three global settings are provided by KatMouse. The first is the default wheel scroll speed which is set to 3 lines at a time, the second the ability to scroll page-wise by pressing the wheel button and the left (down) or right (up) mouse button and finally the option to push down windows in the desktop Z-order with the Wheel button when the window is active.

Custom scroll settings can be defined for applications and classes. Applications have to be added by browsing to the application's executable while Classes are added by dragging and dropping files into the program window of KatMouse.


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  1. morfej said on October 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    i use katmouse and it works great, except that i cant’t scroll drop down menus if i try to scroll on them they just disapper. do you have any solution for that or you don’t have problem with that?

  2. Michele said on July 25, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Unfortunately, if you use KatMouse and you right-click a icon on your desktop, you’ll notice a delay opening your context menu.

  3. OAlexander said on July 25, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    The killer funktion of Katmouse is that you can wheel-scroll the window under the cursor without first having to click on it. Ie., if you use a dual (or even more) pane layout in a file manager is makes things much easier. Also scrolling a browser window, eg., reading instructions, whilst another window, eg. dialogue, remains in the foreground. This is of trmendous value. all the other functions of KatMouse a pretty much unimpressive, and on occasions are detrimental in their interaction with other settings.

    For the killer-function it is fefinitely 100% worthwhile and a small download with a very reasonable 5.3MB memory requirement.

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