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X-Mouse Button Control v2.18.1 Updated

billon on 12 Jan 2019
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by risk

X-Mouse Button Control (XMBC) allows you to set a variety of controls for your mouse. For example, you can set a button copy, paste, undo, volume up/down, forward-backward (in browser), scrolling background windows and many more.

Changes can be application-specific, meaning simply changing applications will automatically swap mouse controls, but they can also be user-managed and based on a hot-key. So your mouse can work as basic volume controls for your music player as well as back and forward buttons for your browser.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: A mouse and driver that supports 5 buttons (e.g. Windows default mouse driver).
Stealth: ? No. Creates empty registry key.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Depending on your operating system, choose the 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x64) folder
  3. Launch XMouseButtonControl.exe
Similar/alternative apps: MPH
What's new? See:
https://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/xmbc_changelog.htm
Latest comments
Prompt24 on 2014-10-19 09:31

Must have indeed!

Checker on 2015-10-18 20:50

@billon: There is no "working" EXE file within the 32bit (x86) folder. That's why I presently didn't update to v2.12.

Checker on 2015-10-19 11:46

v2.12.1 has a "working" EXE again.

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PointerStick v3.41 Updated

billon on 3 Jan 2019
  • 823KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jan 2019
  • Suggested by Checker

PointerStick modifies the mouse arrow to appear as a virtual pointer stick. This is helpful for presentations to highlight content and the size, shape and other details of the pointer can be customized.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create blank text file and name it PointerStick.ini
  3. Launch PointerStick.exe or PointerStick_x64.exe
What's new?
  • Some minor adjustments in rendering of the pointer stick.
  • Update of the language files.
Latest comments
Daneel on 2012-07-03 18:26

But my arrow doesn't disappear with the stick.
It is possible to have the stick without original pointer with some effect for every cursor? Like normal, text, link cursor etc.

rogerthedodger on 2012-10-27 02:51

Yes agreed would be more useable if the original arrow was to disappear whilst the stick was on show. I do however like software by this guy, and couldnt live without "always mouse wheel" which is what microsoft should have originally had.

MIKLO on 2016-08-23 14:35

Since I don't see as good as I once did (old eyes)I'm always interested in a way to make a pointer BIGGER. Thanks.
MIKLO

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AlwaysMouseWheel v4.15 Updated

billon on 31 Dec 2018
  • 65KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new?
  • Small adjustments for Windows 10.
  • Updating of the language files.
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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TinyTask v1.70 Updated

webfork on 23 Dec 2018
  • 35KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by donald

TinyTask is a small, simple mouse and keyboard macro recorder. Anything you do with the mouse or type on the keyboard while the program is running can be replayed as many times as you choose. Recordings can even be compiled into an executable file.

Notes:

  1. Recordings are not editable (perhaps in a theoretical v2).
  2. May not record mouse wheel movement on some mice.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinytask.exe.

Issue: If the program does not record mouse clicks, restart.
Similar/alternative apps: TyperTask
What's new? See:
https://www.tinytask.net/revision_history.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-02-14 17:09

For simple, repetitive tasks that you don't need a big program to fully automate, this can be a surprising time saver. Two caveats: 1. Do not touch the keyboard or mouse while the macro is running. 2. If you want to stop a process in the middle, hit ctrl+shift+alt+P. Very, very happy with it.

Ruby on 2011-02-15 18:56

Updated: Creation of ini is not needed as there's a setting in "Options" > 'Remember Settings in .INI'

stisev on 2017-04-22 07:06

I really love this app, but it doesn't come with multiline support. (You can only automate 1 line at a time and can't do paragraphs

I was forced to use a custom-version of Breevy that is 100% portable.

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AutoHotkey v1.1.30.01 Updated

billon on 11 Nov 2018
  • 7MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Nov 2018
  • Suggested by Jon Pajela

AutoHotkey is a powerful automation and scripting tool with an option to export to a self-contained executable. Possible uses include assigning the hotkey "Ctrl-Alt-F" to launch Firefox, making abbreviations expand to their full definition as you type them, or saving time by setting the computer to auto-click a confirmation screen.

The program can create entire applications and has been used to create many hosted here on PortableFreeware including 7plus, WallPaper Randomizer, Gridy and many more.

Note: Pulover's Macro Creator can be used as a macro recorder and includes an "Export to AHK" function.

Category:
System Requirements: WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Places an ahk script file in user documents by default
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHotkeyU32.exe or AutoHotkeyU64.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: AutoIt
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Lexikos/AutoHotkey_L/releases
Latest comments
lintalist on 2015-03-08 08:24

Update v1.1.20.00 - new features & bug fixes: http://ahkscript.org/docs/AHKL_ChangeLog.htm

Checker on 2015-03-08 11:32

@ lintalist: Thanks ... and updated ;)

shnbwmn on 2016-03-13 17:01

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but if you download the installer and extract, you get all the exes (32/64 unicode and ansi), Window Spy, the help chm, a template and the ahk2exe compiler.

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