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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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+