Anything that saves clicks is a good thing. With KatMouse, your
mouse’s scroll wheel becomes a good thing. This freebie adds new
functionality to the wheel, making it easier and faster to navigate
KatMouse lets you scroll through windows without selecting them
first. This means you can keep your keyboard focus on a given
window while taking little mouse side trips all through the other
open windows. It may not sound like much, but if you IM or e-mail
with a browser window open, it can save your clicking muscles a lot
Another nifty feature enabled at default lets you send a window to
the bottom of the heap. Just click the scroll wheel, and it
banishes the window you’re on (you don’t have to click to select
it) to the back of the queue. When you have a big window blocking
others, this is much faster than clicking around or using the
taskbar to bring up other programs.
KatMouse doesn’t work with every program—notably, Microsoft
Office 2000 programs–but it did work with the browsers and other
software I tried. And when it works, the rest it gives your aching
fingers is a beautiful thing.
Note: This link takes you to the vendor’s site, where you
can download the latest version of the software.