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Mouse Extender Makes Windows Navigation Easier

Navigation in Windows 7 is a lot easier with the new Taskbar, but it could be easier with everything in one central location. Mouse Extender is a free utility that allows you to navigate through Windows easier.

Mouse Extender

This handy utility doesn’t require installation and can be run from a flash drive. After you launch it, you can start building it up with different apps and other items. Right-click to access a context menu where you can add new tabs, files, web sites, and more.


To add programs, files and folders, just drag the icon to the Mouse Extender interface.


Here is an example of a bunch of music and media apps added to a multimedia tab we created.


It allows you to add different Windows utilities, folders, and directories.


You can customize where each icon in Mouse Extender points to.


The controls at the top let you to quickly access Control Panel from the interface.


You can also restart or shutdown your system from Mouse Extender and choose if the power down control is Sleep, Hibernate, or Shut Down.


Also included is a timer that will start a countdown and shut down your computer. You can set it for a few minutes up to a full hour before it shuts down.


If there are new updates when you check, a balloon notification is displayed to click on and download it.


Mouse Extender requires .net Framework 3.5 and will work on XP, Vista, and Windows 7. This is a small app which is light on system resources, but packs a lot of neat control and navigation features.

Download Mouse Extender from CodePlex

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 12/30/09

Comments (6)

  1. Marco

    Looks great, I will give it a try ^_^

  2. aLiN

    Nice software. Thanks for sharing :).

  3. Energokinetic

    What does the “Mouse button configuration” in the settings do and how do i change it? If i understood correctly it’s the button you press to start the program but it’s set as the middle mouse button and i want to change it. Is there a way? I tried changing it but i failed.

    P.S. i posted this 2 times on Firefox but a message appeared that said i had to insert my name and email even though i was already logged in.

  4. Eldon L

    Sorry, This program will not run. The Net 3.5 was installed first but when you click run for Mouse Extender you get nothing.
    It looks great in your pictures though.

  5. Roi

    @Eldon L
    What operating system are you using?

  6. JacobCordingley

    I been using it for about a year now it is a great program and just get better over time

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