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About mouse locator

The locator is a momentary or permanent visual effect that emphasis on mouse position. It is a two-colored ring around the mouse cursor.
  • The momentary locator is active for up to a few seconds. It can be animated or static.
  • The permanent locator is only static.
  • The animated locator is a shrinking ring. The shrinking speed and the repetition can be set in myPoint panel.
  • The static locator is a steady ring and will not change its size. The display period can be set in myPoint panel.
The locator can be activated by a number of events: shortcut combination, pressing a single modifier key, mouse gesture, etc.
The locator is fully customizable: ring's colors, transparency, diameter, and thickness; animation's speed and repetition; activation events; hotkey combination - they all can be adjusted.
Naturally, the locator supports multiple users, screens, and desktops.

Enabling and disabling the locator module

When the locator is disabled, all the locator computing resources will be freed.
Click on the "Use mouse locator module" checkbox in myPoint menu.

Customizing the locator

Open myPoint panel and select the Locator view.
Use mouse locator module
This option doubles the "Use mouse locator" checkbox in myPoint menu.
Auto disable on single screen system
The locator module will be disabled on computers with one screen. So the app will minimize the CPU load and will free related system resources.
Default value is off.
The locator will be enabled or disabled at the moment the second screen is attached or detached. So after this moment, it can still be disabled or enabled manually.
Restore defaults
Pressing this button will reset the locator ring to its default view.
Locator Ring
Outer diameter
The outer diameter of the locator ring when expanded at maximum. Default value is 10.
(the value is a percent of the smaller side of the 1st display, mostly the height).
Ring thickness
The thickness of the ring. Default value is 10.
(the value is per mille ‰ of the height of the 1st display).
Outer and Inner colors
The locator ring consists of two concentric subrings. The colors are selectable via a standard color panel. The opacity value is also available.
Permanent ring
The permanent locator is a static ring only.
The momentary locator may appear only when the permanent one is not visible.
Animated ring
This is a shrinking ring around the mouse.
Animation speed
Determines how many times animation cycles are possible for one second. Default value is 6.
Animation repeat
States how many animation cycles are to be performed actually. Default value is 1.
Static momentary ring
Display time
Determines how long the locator will be visible. Default value is 0.5 sec.
Preview changed settings
This option enables the Preview locator feature. The preview will be shown when a setting is changed.
Toggle locator
This button activates the real locator. It's just for convenience.

Locator activation

Open myPoint panel and select the Locator activation view.
Use mouse locator module
This option doubles the "Use mouse locator" checkbox in myPoint menu.
Auto disable on single screen system
The locator module will be disabled on computers with one screen. So the app will minimize the CPU load and will free related system resources.
Default value is off.
The locator will be enabled or disabled at the moment the second screen is attached or detached. So after this moment, it can still be disabled or enabled manually.
Restore defaults
Pressing this button will reset the activation settings.
Locator activation
Activation with hotkey
Hotkey
Hotkey combination to toggle the mouse locator.
Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ Space.
This hotkey can be changed or disabled.
Activation with modifier key only
Modifier key only
Show the locator by pressing one of the modifier keys:
Shift, Control, Option, Command or Function.
Default key is Control.
This hotkey can be disabled.
Number taps
How many times to press the key to display the locator.
Possible values: Single, Double, Triple.
Default value is Single.
All key taps should happen in a period of 1 second.
Activation with a mouse or trackpad gesture:
Wave mouse
The mouse locator can be activated via mouse or trackpad gesture - waving horizontally or vertically.
This option can be turned off.
Default value is Horizontally.
Number waves
How many times have to wave the mouse to display the locator.
Possible values: 2, 4 or 6.
Default value is 4.
The gesture should happen in a period of 1 second.
Activation on mouse move:
When mouse is crossing between screens
The locator will be activated when the mouse moves from one screen to another.
Default value is on.
When mouse is hitting screen border
The locator will be activated when the mouse hits screen borders.
Default value is off.
On mouse move after inactivity period of
The locator will be activated on the first mouse move if the inactivity period is greater than the selected value.
Default value is 1 minute.
Mouse move will activate a momentary locator only when the permanent one is not visible.
Show mouse buttons
Visualize the pressed mouse buttons.
Default value is Off.
Hotkey
Hotkey combination to toggle the visualization of mouse buttons.
Default value is ⌥⌘ Space.
This hotkey can be changed or disabled.
  • "Buttons" - labels for Left, Right, Middle, and Other buttons.
  • "Small ring" - a ring around mouse cursor.
  • "Blink" - visual effect when releasing all buttons.
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