About myPoint Light

When myPoint is running, no icon is shown in the Dock.
The only visible part is a small icon in menu bar extras - so called myPoint icon:

myPoint menu

Click on myPoint icon to open myPoint menu - this is a drop-down menu shown just below myPoint icon.
All the basic control is through myPoint menu:

The About panel

Click on the "About myPoint Light" row in myPoint menu to open the About panel - it contains information about the current version of myPoint.
There are important links at the bottom of the panel too.

Exiting myPoint

Open myPoint menu and click on the "Quit myPoint Light" row to terminate the application.

Customizing myPoint

Open myPoint panel and select the General view.
Automatically start myPoint when I login
Select this option to append myPoint in the Login Items list.
Do not ask
Select this option to skip the alert box about auto-start at login.
Click on this button to terminate the application.
Open myPoint panel
Open on mouse screen
Select this option to open myPoint panel on the screen with the mouse pointer.
Deselect it to open the panel on the first screen (main screen).
Open myPoint panel
Hotkey combination to open myPoint panel.
Default combination is ⌃⌥⌘ P.
Advanced mouse tracking
Some third party software changes mouse position without broadcasting all mouse events.
In such a case, you can select the "Advanced mouse tracking" checkbox, so myPoint will try to workaround.
Default is Off
Note: This feature will increase the CPU load. So avoid it on laptops.
Hide tools when mouse pointer is invisible
When selected, the halo will hide and show after the mouse pointer.
When selected, the locator will hide after the mouse pointer.
If the display period is infinite or long enough, the locator will be shown after the mouse pointer too.
MyPoint menu in menu bar extras
Show myPoint icon in menu bar extras
Deselect this option to remove myPoint icon from the menu bar extras.
Toggle icon visibility hotkey
Hotkey combination to toggle visibility of myPoint icon in menu bar extras.
Default combination is ⇧⌃⌥⌘ Space.
Safety note:
Please write down this hotkey before you hide the icon.
If the icon is hidden and the hotkey is forgotten, please relaunch myPoint (while it is already running in the background) to open myPoint panel.
Checkboxes about menu items
Toggle visibility of related menu items.

Working with the Hotkey editor

The editor operates in two modes - Edit and View - and two states - Normal and Hint. The Normal state is the default. The Hint state occurs when the mouse hovers over the editor or in other circumstances.
View mode
Depending on the state, the editor displays the current hotkey combination (in normal state) or suggests changing the hotkey (in Hint state).
Hint state: when the mouse hovers over the editor.
Enter Edit mode: click inside the editor or press Space while the editor is focused.
Edit mode
Normal state: the editor shows key symbols if at least one of the following modifier keys is pressed: Shift, Control, Option, Command.
Hint state: if no modifier key is pressed, or if the mouse hovers over the star button on the right side of the editor.
Exit Edit mode: entering an acceptable hotkey combination or pressing the ESC key.
Acceptable hotkeys:
  • A regular key combined with one or more modifier keys;
  • F-key (F1 to F19) with or without modifier keys;
  • Note: if only a regular button is pressed, nothing happens.
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