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Mouse Jiggler 1.8.27

Bypass screen savers or other "idle detection"-based programs by faking mouse input

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 13 May 2019
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Developer: Arkane Systems
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Mouse Jiggler 1.8.27
Bypass screen savers or other "idle detection"-based programs by faking mouse input

Some programs, like screen savers or antivirus tools, will monitor whether anyone is active at your PC. And if they think there's no-one around then they'll perform some action, like launching a screen saver, or carrying out an antivirus scan.

Normally this is very useful. But sometimes, if you're monitoring some long operation, it could be a nuisance. And that's where Mouse Jiggler comes in.

There's no need to tweak your screen saver, antivirus or other settings - just launch Mouse Jiggler, check "Enable jiggle", and it'll move the mouse cursor just a tiny amount, every second or two. This isn't enough to stop you doing other things, but it will fool the idle detection routine, and the screen saver (or whatever else you're worried about) won't kick in.

If you find the jumping cursor a little annoying, then there's also a "Zen jiggle" option, where the program makes Windows think the cursor is moving, but it really isn't.

And when you don't need the program any more, just close it down and the jiggling will stop. Easy.

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A tiny tool that could come in very useful, just occasionally

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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