myPoint

About mouse halo

The halo is an image permanently shown around the mouse cursor. The classic halo is a ring surrounding the cursor, but the image can be positioned aside from the cursor. The user can use any image to create its own halos. A free online halo gallery is accessible from myPoint panel - an easy way to import a new halo.
The halo is a customizable entity: size, transparency, rotation speed, offset from mouse pointer, a file as an image source, image resize and horizontal flip.
myPoint is distributed with some prepared halos:
  • few classic ring shaped halos,
  • aside positioned stars and sparks,
  • reading lines,
  • a big arrow,
  • crosshairs,
  • horizontal and vertical rulers.


Mouse halo center

Halo records and halo set
Halo records table
This table lists all halo records saved on the computer. The user can create new halos, which will appear in this table too. The table contains two columns:
  • ✓ - shows current halo set selection. Only halos selected in this column will be counted in halo set.
  • Halo name - a descriptive name of halo record.
Note: The halo set is a convenient way to cycling through a set of selected halos without showing myPoint panel. However, any halo can be shown by selecting the table row with its name - this halo will become the current one.
Halo record values:
  • Size - Change the size of the halo image.
  • Transparency - change the opacity of halo image.
  • Rotate - select this checkbox to enable the image rotation. The rotation speed is set via the slider below. Both the CW and CCW rotation directions are supported.
  • Offset - the offset can be enabled and disabled by two checkboxes. Slider controls set the horizontal and vertical offsets.
  • Resize - select this option to show the whole image regardless of the halo size. Deselect it to cut & show only the central part of the image.
  • Flip - check it to flip the image horizontally.
Buttons below the record table:
  • ⬆Move the table row up.
  • ⬇Move the table row down.
  • +Add a new halo record and open the record editor.
  • -Remove the selected halo record.
  • CopyCopy the selected halo record and open the record editor.
  • EditOpen the record editor.
  • GalleryOpen the halo gallery.
  • ?Open the guide.
Note: Preinstalled halo records cannot be deleted, edited or copied. Only halos imported from the gallery or created by the user can be manipulated this way.
Halo activation
Use mouse halo module
This option doubles the same one in myPoint menu.
Toggle current halo visibility
Hotkey combination to hide the currently visible halo or to show the last shown halo. Default value is ⌥⌘ /.
Show next halo from halo set
Hotkey combination to show the halo following the current halo in the halo set. Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ /.
Note: There are small push buttons next to hotkey editors - press them to simulate the action of the related hotkeys.

Facts

The Daisy chain is a simple and beautiful pattern. We can find it anywhere in nature, in our power, analog, and digital sets. This halo is a tribute to the great simplicity.
Ancient ornaments. Our predecessors had done great things with such a lack of resources and technologies. We still wonder how they succeeded. This halo is a tribute to human endeavor and success.
The Fan can change any calm place into a streamlined flow. This halo is a tribute to the human ability to change the surrounding environment.
Ambers are beautiful stones. In fact, they are not stones but fossilized tree resin. Because they originate as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material. These inclusions are million years old and still looking perfect. This halo is a tribute to the memory.
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