There's a free utility I heard about from Steve Gibson on one of his podcasts that I have found useful.  It's called KatMouse - it mouse wheel-enables anything that scrolls.  The main reason I use it is I don't have to give focus to a window - just move the pointer over it and scroll.  Whatever you're hovering over will scroll - even if the window isn't on top.  You can find more details and download the application at