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December 11, 2008

X-Mouse behavior for Windows

When I worked on Linux I really liked how I could focus a window without bringing it to the front. It saved me a lot of mouse clicks and annoyance. Another nice feature is that text selected by the mouse is automatically placed in the clipboard. And by clicking the middle mouse button we can paste the text again. But then I had to use Windows again and I couldn't use these nice features. I thought...

TXMouse is a little utility to give Windows users the same mouse functionality as Linux. We only have to start TXMouse when Windows starts and we are ready to go. I can put the focus on windows without raising them to the front. I can select text and it is copied to the clipboard. I can use the middle mouse button to paste text from the clipboard. This saves a lot of mouse and keyboard clicks.