Silky Shark, a Windows application that is offered by the developer for the great price of free, enables mouse stabilization/smoothing for applications and web canvases that do not natively support it. According to the developer, Silky Shark is a personal project that may or may not work for everyone. If it works for you, that’s great. If not, don’t expect to get any support.
The system requirements for running Silky Shark are as follows: 2.0GHz processor or better, at least 1GB of RAM memory, .NET Framework 4.5.2 or newer, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Please note that Silky Shark does not need to be installed. To get started with this application, you have to download an archive, extract its contents, and run the Silky Shark executable.
As you can see from the screenshots and Quick Look video that accompany this article, Silky Shark has a very simple interface. There’s a large button to turn smoothing on or off, sliders to adjust the strength and interpolation, a button to toggle which screen displays the overlay, a button to change the virtual cursor’s color, check boxes for manual interpolation, smooth on draw, and stay on top, and a File Menu.
If you need help understanding how Silky Shark works, click the Help button to open the Silky Shark Help HTML file. It explains what the buttons on the interface do, it goes over the settings, and it also features some troubleshooting scenarios. As mentioned at the start, the developer doesn’t offer any support. So these troubleshooting scenarios that the Help file covers, this is all the support you’re going to get.
Silky Shark is free and open source software.
Silky Shark is free, open source, and doesn’t need to be installed. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll work for everyone. If it does work, it will enable mouse smoothing or stabilization for applications and web canvases that do not natively support it.
The system requirements for running Silky Shark are quite low and the application doesn’t need to be installed. There’s a Help file that presents the interface, the settings, and covers some troubleshooting scenarios. Silky Shark enables mouse smoothing or stabilization for applications and web canvases that do not natively support it. Silky Shark is free and open source software.
There’s no guarantee that Silky Shark will work for anyone. The developer offers little to no technical support, so if it doesn’t work, you’re on your own.
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Silky Shark Editor’s Review Rating
Silky Shark has been reviewed by George Norman on 16 Feb 2017. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Silky Shark 4 out of 5 stars, naming it Excellent