myPoint
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myPoint and Catalina

All versions
On a Catalina system an application must be registered in the "Input Monitoring" list in order to deal with input devices (like keyboard and mouse) while in background. As myPoint monitors some hotkeys and mouse events all the time it should be registered or it will work only while it's in front.
To simplify the process Catalina will ask the user to register such an app. Here is a description of the same case with myPoint. When myPoint is launched for the first time a box with "Keystroke Receiving" title will appear.
  1. Choose the "Open system preferences" button. This will open System preferences - "Security & privacy" panel.
  2. Ensure the Privacy view is selected.
  3. Select the "Input monitoring" item.
  4. Unlock the Lock icon in order to enable the apps list.
  5. Select the checkbox next to myPoint icon.
  6. If myPoint is not already in the list you should click on the "+" button to add it manually.
  7. If myPoint doesn't work - quit and relaunch it. If it doesn't work again - restart the computer.
If the user denies the "Keystroke Receiving" request, Catalina will not ask any more. So the user must register the app manually.
  1. Open System preferences panel and click on "Security & privacy" button.
  2. In "Security & privacy" panel ensure the Privacy view is selected.
  3. Select the "Input monitoring" item.
  4. Unlock the Lock icon in order to enable the apps list.
  5. Click on "+" button to show the "Open file" panel. Find and select our app, then click on the Open button.
  6. The app appears in the apps list. Ensure its checkbox is selected.
  7. If myPoint doesn't work - quit and relaunch it. If it doesn't work again - restart the computer.

myPoint and Mojave

v2.25
On some Mojave systems myPoint may lag in tracking the mouse pointer or even stop following it.
In such case please activate the "Advanced mouse tracking" option in general preferences panel.
Please note, when this option is selected myPoint will track the mouse position in a more aggressive way. As a result the CPU will be loaded additionally. So if you are away of power cord you may prefer the following:
  • Unselect the "Advanced mouse tracking" option.
  • Use momentary Locator: animated or static ring with display time about a second.
  • Activate the locator via a hotkey.
In case the locator activation via mouse click is still not working myPoint should be register in the Accessibility list.
  • Open "System Preferences" and click on "Security & Privacy".
    1. In "Security & Privacy" panel select the "Accessibility" item.
    2. Click on the Lock icon and enter the password to allow the procedure. The icon will change to "unlocked".
    3. Click on "+" button to show the "Open file" panel. Find and select myPoint app, then click on the Open button.
    4. myPoint appears in the Accessibility list. Ensure its checkbox is selected.
  • Quit and relaunch myPoint. If this doesn't fix the "locator activation on mouse click" you should restart your computer.

Voice Over and hotkeys

All versions
There are some issues with hotkeys when Voice Over is ON, especially:
  • All shortcuts that involve both VO keys (Control and Option) are not working.
  • Hotkey editors (our and others) react badly when both VO keys are pressed.
  • Mouse locator activation by tapping on a single modifier key. The locator may be shown when the second VO key is pressed or depressed. This case is valid when the Control or Option key is selected to activate the locator.
Workaround:
  • Change default hotkeys to combinations without Control and Option (⌃⌥).
    I.e. change the locator activation hotkey from “⌃⌥⌘ Space” to “⌘ Space”, “⇧⌘ Space”, “⇧⌥ Space” etc.
  • Try using “⌘” or Function for modifier key only activation.

How to open myPoint panel when myPoint is hidden

v1.7 & next
When myPoint icon is removed from the menu bar extras, myPoint panel can still be opened.
You can achieve this in two ways:
  • Relaunch myPoint (while it is already running in the background) from the Applications folder.
  • Use "Open myPoint panel" hotkey in General Preferences (default: ⌃⌥⌘ P).

How to return myPoint icon in menu bar extras

v1.7 & next
You can achieve this in two ways:
  • Open myPoint panel and select "Show myPoint icon in menu bar extras" checkbox in General preferences view.
  • Use "Toggle icon visibility" hotkey in General Preferences (default: ⇧⌃⌥⌘ Space).

How to remove myPoint icon from menu bar extras

v1.7 & next
myPoint is able to hide its icon in menu bar extras. Picture below shows the effect of this feature:
You can achieve this in two ways:
  • Deselect the checkbox "Show myPoint icon in menu bar extras" in General Preferences.
  • Use "Toggle icon visibility" hotkey in General Preferences.
Safety note:
Please write down this hotkey before you hide the icon (default: ⇧⌃⌥⌘ Space).
In case the icon is hidden and the hotkey is forgotten, please relaunch myPoint (while it is already running) - myPoint panel will be shown.

If myPoint fails to register in Login Items list

All versions
Uncheck the Automatically start option in myPoint panel.
Open Launchpad or Applications and click on System Preferences icon:
In System Preferences window click on Users & Groups icon inside System group:
In Users & Groups window select the preferred user - the current user in common case.
If myPoint application is not listed in Login items click on "+" button:
In Select Application window navigate to Applications and select myPoint:
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