X-Mouse Button Control (XMBC) permits you to create application and window specific profiles. This, in turn, will let you re-configure your mouse performance for particular applications or windows. For each profile, you can also configure up to 10 ‘layers’ of several button configurations to shift between using hot-keys or mouse buttons. By default, profiles are automatically activated as the mouse moves over the specified window or application. For instance, this has many uses: Changing the mouse’s performance over specific windows, making the mouse wheel change volume when hovering over the system tray or you-tube video. You can map keys to every button in games that do not natively help them extended, 4th and 5th mouse buttons.
XMBC permits you to modify the behaviour of the mouse buttons and scroll wheel. The lengthy list of functions available to map to your mouse buttons adds options such as: Send any keys using the ‘simulated keystrokes’ editor, Cording (shifting/combining) buttons complete different actions, Timed button actions, that change depending on how long you hold a button down for, Launch any windows application, Clipboard control (Copy/Cut/Paste), Media control (Play/Pause/Stop/Volume/Mute etc.), Capture screen (or active window) image to clipboard, Click-Drag [Sticky buttons/keys], Click-Drag [Sticky buttons/keys], Multiple support for unique Windows operating systems, such as Flip3D in Vista, ModernUI/Metro in Windows 8 and Virtual Desktops in Windows 10.
X-Mouse Button Control currently supports Windows XP, 2003, 2003 R2, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 7, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, 2016 & 2019 (GUI version) and 10.
It was initially created to run natively on x64 editions of Windows, but it is fully backed on 32bit editions too! The installation determines what version is required (x64 or x86) automatically during installation.
The Pros and Cons of X-Mouse Button Control
The Pros Of X-Mouse Button Control
It requires much less effort to use the computer and can be considerably faster once users have adjusted to the non-standard interface.
The Cons of X-Mouse Button Control
The main disadvantages are the selection speed and the non-standardness of the mouse system. Firstly, assume the activated window is also configured to be drawn into the foreground. In that case, there must be the least time for the cursor to hover over a window before it is selected, or else all touched windows would be instantly in the foreground and cover other windows. This ‘lag time’ reduces the maximum speed that the mouse can use and could lead to annoying pauses. Secondly, as it is infrequently used globally, people who get used to the mouse system might find it hard to adjust to using other computers, and vice versa.
- X-Mouse Button Control 2.19.2 for Windows
- Windows 2000,
- Windows 7,
- Windows XP
- Windows 8
- Windows 2003,
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1,
- Windows Vista,
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