Customize the mouse pointer’s movement and behavior with WinMouse

How a lot do you depend on your mouse on a regular basis? If you are like me, the reply might be lots.

Customize the mouse pointer's movement and behavior with WinMouse

Take into consideration the whole lot you do with the mouse, from opening functions, taking screenshots, modifying them, positioning the cursor whereas typing. There is one explicit factor all of us use it for, however do not usually discover it, that is shifting the mouse from the backside to the high of the display.

WinMouse is a freeware software that may assist enhance your mouse utilization’s effectivity, by shifting the cursor from one fringe of the display to a different while you need it to. The program’s interface has six tabs: ScreenWrap, Pointer Options, Wheel, Buttons, and Stats. Let’s see what they’re for.

ScreenWrap

This is WinMouse’s major function. When you progress the cursor to the fringe of the display, it’s going to seem on the reverse edge. This can save a while and effort. ScreenWrap works on particular factors on the display, that are referred to as energetic zones. There are two modes for this function, straight ScreenWrap which works in a horizontal/vertical method, i.e. in a regular X-axis and Y-axis sample. If you progress the cursor to the edge at the high of the display, it’s going to seem on the reverse facet on the backside. It seems on the reverse edge while you transfer it to at least one facet.

Next is the diagonal ScreenWrap. This solely works when the Control secret’s pressed, and is kind of just like the straight mode, besides while you transfer the cursor to part of the display, it’s going to seem in the diagonally reverse location (form of like corner-to-corner).

But it is not excellent. You might wish to decelerate slightly when utilizing vertical scroll bars, as a result of when you transfer the cursor to the edge, it will seem on the different facet of the display. The identical goes for the title bar in most home windows, the default zone is close to the location of the decrease button. That stated, you possibly can customise the setting to repair this difficulty.

You can require a key to be pressed for ScreenWrap to be activated: Ctrl or Shift or Scroll Lock (enabled). This choice is offered for straight and diagonal modes. Personally I enabled the hotkey (Shift) as I used to be always triggering ScreenWrap when switching tabs in Firefox. On the different hand, if you wish to disable ScreenWrap quickly, you possibly can set some hotkeys for the set off (Ctrl or Shift or Alt) or both mouse buttons.

WinMouse shows the space the place ScreenWrap’s energetic and inactive zones are. Refer to the screenshot to see them. You might change the zone places by way of width and peak for the Top-left, top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right components of the display. Don’t wish to use it in a number of of the four places? You can disable the ones which you do not discover helpful. If you actually do not prefer it, you might disable ScreenWrap altogether.

Note: The program’s Pointer Options, Wheel and Buttons are settings which are accessible in Windows’ Control Panel. But there are just a few further choices that you could be discover helpful.

Pointer Options

You can customise the mouse pace, set the acceleration threshold for the X and Y axes from WinMouse’s Pointer Options. There are a few visibility choices that accessibility customers might discover helpful. The first choice permits you to allow mouse trails (quick – lengthy). The Sonar function shows concentric circles round the cursor when the Ctrl secret’s pressed. It could also be helpful for finding the pointer’s place. Toggle the “cover pointer whereas typing” setting and the cursor will disappear while you use the keyboard. Move the mouse to get the cursor again.

WinMouse pointer options

Wheel

The Wheel tab permits you to outline the vertical scrolling and horizontal scrolling settings, i.e. the variety of traces and the variety of characters respectively.

WinMouse wheel

Buttons

Define the double-click pace by way of milliseconds and check it by clicking the field in the tab. You might set the double-click space, swap the left and proper mouse buttons (helpful for southpaws) from this tab. The Click onLock setting quickly disables the left mouse button while you press and maintain it for an outlined variety of milliseconds. Unlock it with a second click on.

WinMouse buttons

Stats

This tab shows statistics akin to the pointer place, the distance traveled by the mouse, the variety of clicks you made with the proper and left mouse button, and the variety of instances you used the ScreenWrap. What did shock me was the distance traveled by the mouse, I observed the quantity dropping the extra I used ScreenWrap. It is smart, I did not have to tug the cursor alongside the display to the tray, taskbar or begin menu, and again once more to my browser tabs, and different applications.

WinMouse stats

WinMouse will be minimized to the system tray. Right-click on the icon to view a moderately lengthy context menu. It accommodates all the options of the program in a single menu. Use it to toggle ScreenWrap, set the mouse pace, allow/disable mouse trails, sonar, configure the vertical scrolling, swap the mouse buttons, or to show Click onLock on.

WinMouse context menu

When you attempt WinMouse’s ScreenWrap for the first time, it feels wonky. Set the scorching key for triggering it to stop unintended nook switching. It takes some getting used to, however as soon as you become familiar with it, you will begin touchdown the cursor precisely. I believe it’s a good function for trackpad customers, or those that have a low sensitivity mouse.

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