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Type of Program: MS IntelliMouse Enhancement
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT
Authors Name: Jim Barry
Version: 2.1
Price: free
Installed size: 146K


If you're using an MS IntelliMouse (the one with the IntelliPoint mouse wheel for scrolling), FreeWheel just expanded your horizons. The IntelliPoint wheel lets you scroll in any direction in an application of document that supports the function -- and FreeWheel will simulate that capability to the programs than don't support IntelliPoint. Neat, huh?

FreeWheel comes with non-threatening defaults, but if you're worried about IntelliPoint type conflicts with any of your programs, you can choose an exclusion list. Basically, Freewheel adds functions to any programs you want, and by default, it'll cover the works. But you decide. Setup under the Properties context menu lets you tweak exactly how FreeWheel works, and an icon can be placed in the system tray for quick properties changes or exit. And, it's free too. Such a deal. So it's completely functional, no nag screens.

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Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell

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