FlashWheel Alternatives

    FlashWheel is described as 'windows utility to allow the mouse wheel message to be sent to the window under the cursor instead of the active window. This emulates the behaviour of many common GUI environments used in Unix-like systems' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to FlashWheel for Windows, Linux and Flatpak. The best alternative is X-Mouse Button Control, which is free. Other great apps like FlashWheel are WizMouse (Free), KatMouse (Free), AlwaysMouseWheel (Free) and Piper (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

    1. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!
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    2. WizMouse is a mouse enhancement utility that makes your mouse wheel work on the window currently under the mouse pointer, instead of the currently focused window. This means you no longer have to click on a window before being able to scroll it with the mouse wheel.


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The prime purpose of the KatMouse utility is to enhance the functionality of mice with a scroll wheel, offering universal scrolling: moving the mouse wheel will scroll the window directly beneath the mouse cursor (not the one with the keyboard focus, which is default on Windows...
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    3. AlwaysMouseWheel is a small portable Windows program that enables you to scroll in any window (currently under the mouse pointer) using the mouse wheel; even if the window is not focused. The program allows you to optionally bring the window to the foreground.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Flatpak
      Piper is a graphical user interface to configure gaming mice. Configuration options include changing the resolution (DPI) of the mouse, adding and removing profiles, setting LED colors and changing button behaviors.
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    4. Multi Task Tool is a portable tool that, as its very name suggests, can be used to execute multiple tasks in Windows OS!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      btnx-config is a configuration tool for btnx (Button Extension). It allows the user to send keyboard combinations or execute commands with mouse buttons. btnx-config provides mouse and button detection, and an easy way to configure btnx's behavior. See...
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