funPoint

1. Enable funPoint

Open funPoint Menu and ensure funPoint is enabled.

2. Open halo center

Open funPoint Menu and click on the "Halo center" item:
The halo center is not just a preferences panel - here you can preview, tune and organize halos.

3. Show a halo

Open halo center:
  • Select a halo from list in area 1. Just select the row, the state of the checkbox doesn't matter.
  • Preview the halo in the preview pane in area 2.
  • Toggle the halo visibility via the hotkey or the button in area 3.
So selected halo is called current halo. Its visibility can be toggled from funPoint Menu too - just click on "Toggle current halo visibility" row.

4. Tune up current halo

Open the halo center:
Until you get familiar with the tune up process we suggest you to rely on the following two-pass approach:
  1. Set the Transparency around 40%. There is a simple rule to follow:
    • For an art halo set a bit transparent: around 40% - 50%.
    • For an attention or measurement tool set a bit opaque: around 30% - 40%.
  2. Set the appropriate size.
  3. Toggle on or off the rotation. If you plan to rotate the halo please start with a value of 6° cw/s. This value is not obtrusive still noticeable and it mimics the speed of the clock's seconds arrow.
  4. Sometimes it's good to flip the image: especially for rotated or art halos.
    Select or unselect the Flip checkbox in this first pass.
  5. Decide about the halo position: it may surround the mouse pointer or it may stay aside of the mouse. If you plan to offset the halo aside of the mouse, please select the "H" and "V" checkboxes and play with related sliders.
  6. Now it's time for the second pass. Start with the Size slider and go down to the V slider until you get the final view.
Tune the highlighted controls until you get the preferred view.

5. Drive current halo from funPoint menu

  • Open funPoint Menu.
  • Ensure funPoint is enabled.
  • Click on "Toggle current halo visibility" in order to show or hide the halo.

6. Drive current halo via keyboard

  • Ensure funPoint is enabled.
  • Use the "Toggle current halo visibility" hotkey in order to show or hide the halo.
    Default hotkey is ⌥⌘ /.
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