X-Mouse Button Controlfor Windows



X marks the spot

A computer generally can’t function fluidly without a mouse, but often the mice are inconvenient and need an upgrade. You can do this with XMBC, the program where you map keys to improve your setup.

Mapping in style

Transform your mouse with X-Mouse Button Control, a customizer that where you assign new functions to its keys.

If you’re using a computer, then odds are your hand is on the mouse right now. But couldn’t that mouse be more convenient if it had a double click feature and an easy shortcut to copy text? With X-Mouse Button Control, this can be a reality within a few minutes.

There are multiple options to map buttons on your mouse. This can be a simple one-key activation. You can even create an entire macro for swapping screens. It may be a bit complicated when you first see the interface, since everything is text-based and you may confuse selection areas. But once you get the hang of it, it’s easy.

One of the great benefits of X-Mouse is that it can support multiple users. This option is perfect for families, as each individual can create their own profile. This ensures that nobody will mess with your mouse settings. Keys can also be set to act differently within different applications. For example, you can set the option to close browser tabs in Chrome and make the same shortcut copy text in Microsoft Word.

Setting this application up is a tedious task the first few times, as you’ll need to know what shortcuts exist. Fortunately, the included user guide is highly detailed and explains a lot about how everything works.

Where can you run this program?

X-Mouse Button Control is available for Windows XP through to Windows 10.

Is there a better alternative?

No, while complex X-mouse offers more functionality than similar applications such as WizMouse, VoluMouse, and ControllerMate. However ControllerMate works on keyboards, gamepads, joysticks and other devices as well.

Our take

XMBC is a handy piece of software that you’ll enjoy using. It’s complicated, but after a while, you’ll end up with a profile for every family member.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you want to simplify your computer experience, this is the choice for you.


  • Lots of customization
  • Supports multiple configurations
  • Detailed guide


  • Steep learning curve
  • Complex interface
  • Tedious to set up

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X-Mouse Button Controlfor Windows


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