MondoMouse
MondoMouse 1.4.4b4
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Adds cool new capabilities to your mouse.   Shareware ($14.95)
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MondoMouse makes your mouse mightier! MondoMouse is a mouse enhancement for Mac OS X 10.4. It adds cool new capabilities to your mouse. Move or resize any window without clicking on it or bringing it to the front. Find and identify any window instantly without using Expos. Make focus follow the mouse, switching windows or applications just by letting your mouse hover over them.
What's New
Version 1.4.4b4:
  • This update fixes a weird bug some people encountered with beta 2 in which TextEdit would unexpectedly launch when starting MondoMouse.
  • I won't go into details, it's too weird, but this update fixes it.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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marzipan reviewed on 25 Dec 2010
do people realize that at least two of MondoMouse's functions have been present in the OS for years? you can move and resize background windows without bringing them to the foreground by Command-dragging their title bars and resize corners, respectively - no additional software required. so you need to use the title bar or the resize corner - so what?

you can ignore my star rating because i've never used MondoMouse - because i've never needed it!
[Version 1.4.4b4]

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Maudlin replied on 04 Dec 2012
If only we had more reviewers like you, with the courage to say what they think about, and rate, a product which they’ve never tried. More, please!
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Adrian reviewed on 09 Dec 2010
Appalling customer service. A month with no reply whatsoever, despite several reminders. Avoid them like the plague.


N.B. I would have left the Rating Stars 'Features', 'Ease of Use', and 'Stability' blank since without a license I cannot use the software I paid for. However, macupdate requires all to be rated before it'll submit.
[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Eddymacuser reviewed on 11 Jun 2010
This is a great addition to the Mac OS GUI. Haven't had any problems with latest version.
[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Maruko Drinking Team commented on 29 Mar 2010
I'm happy with these recent betas. After Snow Leopard was released, I experienced hangs and crashes of MondoMouse Tool occasionally. I find MondoMouse utterly indispensible, so I was just re-enabling it in System Prefs when this happened. The recent betas fix all my problems, however.
[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Dana Sutton commented on 21 Mar 2010
I haven't tried this beta long enough to be able to comment on it, but I do have one general comment. Since the release of Snow Leopard, both this app. and SmartScroll have been buggy and their developers haven't yet succeeded in making them stable and reliable. I suspect that in both cases the reason for this is the same: the developers don't fully understand changes introduced by Apple in the interest of pushing touch technology in general and the Magic Mouse in particular, and I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the reason for this is that Apple has not fully documented its changes for the benefit of third-party developers. So I'm resisting any temptation to think bad thoughts about the developers of MM and SS. My hunch is that they aren't lazy and indifferent, but rather that Apple has put them in a bad place. These have both been great little utilities in the past, and I hope they will be again in the future (it might be helpful if these two developers would talk together and pool what they have learned so far).
[Version 1.4.4b2]

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Robotank replied on 22 Mar 2010
You make a very fair point, and I don't think that the developer of MondoMouse should be faulted for having difficulty, only for being so incommunicative. The dev of Smart Scroll, on the other hand, has been putting out regular updates since Snow Leopard came out, and, in my experience, is very responsive to customer emails. Even if he hasn't worked out all the glitches yet, at least his customers can see that he's trying. I submitted a bug report to MondoMouse's developer shortly after 1.4.4b1 came out. I never received a response, and now, almost 6 months later, an update comes out with the same issue apparently not fixed. If his difficulties with MondoMouse were such that he couldn't put out any updates for a long stretch, the least this developer could have done was post some information on his web site letting people know what was going on. He could also acknowledge bug reports, so those of us who do submit them know that he's aware of our issues. The fact is, when you pay money for software you have a right to a functional product or, at the very least, a good reason why the product isn't functional. I'm sorry, but a 6 month stretch with a basically unusable version of MondoMouse and not so much as a peep from the dev on what's going on is simply unacceptable.
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Rnb2 commented on 20 Mar 2010
Hmmm, is it just my machine where beta 2 doesn't actually do anything it's supposed to, but instead starts TextEdit whenever it's activated and won't let it close, to the point where the only way to restart the machine is to deactivate MondoMouse so that TextEdit won't stop the machine from restarting? Weird............
[Version 1.4.4b2]

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Robotank replied on 21 Mar 2010
It is a rather weird glitch, and one I was experiencing in 1.4.4b1. I reported it directly to the developer, but it obviously hasn't been corrected. I hope for the sake of people still using MondoMouse that the space between b2 and the next update isn't as long as it was between b1 and b2 (close to 6 months). MondoMouse is a great utility, and I understand that its bugs in Snow Leopard have been difficult to deal with, but I think the dev needs to be more communicative so his customers at least know what's going on. His long silence and the long lack of an update to MondoMouse to get it working properly on Snow Leopard caused me to abandon it in favour of Zooom. I'm not trying to trash the dev here, just offering a constructive suggestion.
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Serkol reviewed on 25 Feb 2010
I am using it on Mac OS 10.5, so I don't have any mentioned problems. Generally I like MondoMouse, but it lacks one very important things.

Since this app is for moving/resizing windows, it MUST have a feature to reset the window position and size to predefined or saved settings.

I record screencasts, and sometimes I have to re-record a part of a screencast, that was recorded some time ago. I need to place one or more windows to exactly the same position.

MondoMouse should be able AT LEAST to snap windows to the center and screen edges. Ideally it should be able to save and restore position of any window.
[Version 1.4.4b1]


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Paul1234 reviewed on 03 Jan 2010
Very well done, and kept up to date.

You owe it to yourself to give it a try. It makes interacting with windows so much faster, and so much more enjoyable... No more aiming for corners and bars. No more multi-step re-sizing. Once you start using it, you'll wonder how you lived without it.

Seems to cut out every now and then, including on Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.4.4b1]


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Sherman Wilcox commented on 30 Sep 2009
Nope, not working for me. Stops after a couple of uses (running demo) under Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.4.4b1]


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Dana Sutton commented on 30 Sep 2009
Fine, I'm glad we now have a version that stops the suddenly quitting problem. But note that after the upgrade has been installed the preference panel still identifies itself as v. 1.4.3.
[Version 1.4.4b1]

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Maudlin replied on 30 Sep 2009
After installing (Leopard 10.5.8) my preference panel says MondoMouse 1.4.4b1...
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Adrian had trouble on 01 Mar 2011
"ABOUT THIS DEVELOPER
I actively respond to user feedback"

That's what the profile say. But another three months and no response. Guess it's Abandonware.
[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Adrian had trouble on 02 Dec 2010
Macupdate emailed them on 22nd November on my behalf. They ignored it.

I've used their websites 'Contact Us' form for the second time just to send a duplicate.
[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Adrian had trouble on 07 Nov 2010
I've tried to contact the developers three times (twice with email, once with their websites contact form) asking if I can get a replacement licence file. It's been two weeks and they have yet to reply. Anyone suggestions welcomed. Thanks.
[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Robotank had trouble on 02 Oct 2009
This latest beta is having a curious side effect for me. When MondoMouse is active, TextEdit repeatedly opens, over and over again. I can quit it or force quit it or whatever, and it will relaunch again within a few seconds. Deactivating MondoMouse causes the problem to cease. Snow Leopard 10.6.1, Intel Core 2 Duo.
[Version 1.4.4b1]

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Lee123 replied on 27 Dec 2009
Same here for me. I emailed the developer so he is aware of the problem. Hopefully he will finally get all the bugs worked out of this app. I am looking forward to functionality without the antics.
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Robotank replied on 31 Dec 2009
Yeah, I also informed the developer directly about this issue. It's now been close to three months since the release of 1.4.4b1 and no update, or even new beta version, has arrived, and there's no word on the developer's website as to when one might. I have about a week left in the trial period of Zooom. If there's no MondoMouse update by then that fixes the TextEdit bug, I'll be buying Zooom and saying goodbye to MondoMouse for good. I try to be patient, but there's only so long I'm willing to wait. Neither version 1.4.3 or 1.4.4b1 are usable on Snow Leopard for me (strictly speaking, 1.4.3 works, but it's very flaky on SL). At this point I'd suggest that new users looking for this type of utility check out Zooom due to the recent lack of development on MondoMouse. It's very frustrating to pay for a piece of software, and then be left for months without the ability to use it, so I can't recommend MondoMouse to anyone at this point. Zooom has all the same functions and a little extra to boot. There are some nice touches to MondoMouse that Zooom lacks, like coloured borders around windows that are being moved or resized, but nothing major.
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Robotank replied on 03 Jan 2010
I realize that I was unfair with my language--neither version of MondoMouse (1.4.3, 1.4.4b1) is unusable strictly speaking. However, 1.4.3 is too flaky to be reasonably used (it doesn't respond to key presses about half of the time) and so is way more trouble than it's worth. As for 1.4.4b1, I think that the TextEdit bug is a more substantial irritation than a user should be expected to put up with for very long. So, what I should have said is not that the current MondoMouse incarnations are unusable, but that they are not _reasonably_ usable.
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Lee123 replied on 03 Jan 2010
Dont worry about it. You didn't say anything we arent all thinking anyway. The developer knows this thing is flaky and obviously not real worried about it or it would be fixed already. I made the decision to purchase this product over Zooom and got burned but only for $15 bucks. Hopefully He did something nice with the money.

Oldgreyman rated on 13 Jul 2011

[Version 1.4.4b4]



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Vroller rated on 11 Jul 2011

[Version 1.4.4b4]


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Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:29 Mar 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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MondoMouse makes your mouse mightier! MondoMouse is a mouse enhancement for Mac OS X 10.4. It adds cool new capabilities to your mouse. Move or resize any window without clicking on it or bringing it to the front. Find and identify any window instantly without using Expos. Make focus follow the mouse, switching windows or applications just by letting your mouse hover over them.


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