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Tip for low-resolution screen:
Shrink the flying panel and hide myPoint from the menu bar extras to free more screen space.
Tip for hi-resolution screen and presentations:
Expand the flying panel to make it visible from a long distance.

The Flying panel and the workflow

v1.3 & next
The flying panel is shown above (in front of) all other windows and applications, even the menu bar and Dock. It doesn't depend on the currently active application and will stay visible in all spaces.
The Flying panel works in two modes:
  • Follow mouse:
    The panel will follow the mouse pointer.
  • Stand aside:
    The panel will stand at user defined position. The position can be changed via mouse drag.
Both modes can be toggled by a hotkey.

Flying panel and Stand aside mode

v1.3 & next
In Stand aside mode, the Flying panel will stay at its position regardless of mouse movement.
The panel can be positioned anywhere on the screen. There are two ways to achieve this:
  • Toggle off the Follow mouse.
    Drag the panel to the preferred location.
  • If mouse click and mouse drag are not applicable (according to the current workflow), then:
    Toggle on the Follow mouse via a hotkey.
    Move the mouse until the panel reaches its right position.
    Toggle off the Follow mouse via a hotkey.
    Note: the "Keep current position" has to be selected in myPoint panel.
When restoring the previous panel position is essential, first select the "Restore last position" checkbox in myPoint panel.

Flying panel and Follow mouse mode

v1.3 & next
In Follow mouse mode, the Flying panel will respect the mouse movement.
There is a preferred panel position set in myPoint panel. However, the actual panel position will respect the preferred one and the mouse's position according to the screen borders.
The offset from the mouse is customizable too.
Examples:
  • If the panel position (relative to mouse) is right top and the mouse moves close to the right screen border, the panel will jump to the left top position.
  • If the mouse moves close to the right top screen corner, the panel will jump to the left bottom position.

Measuring the size of objects

v1.1 & next
Please follow the steps below:
  • Move the mouse at the beginning of the object.
  • Press the hotkey to set a Custom Origin point (default: ⌃⌥⌘ M).
  • Move the mouse at the end of the object.
  • Coordinates will show the size of the object.
v1.23
Use the Coordinates ruler instead of the custom origin:
  • Open the preferences panel and select the Coordinates view.
  • Select the "Show coordinates ruler" checkbox to enable the ruler.
  • Coordinates ruler will engage while dragging with the mouse.
  • The flying panel and menu bar extras will show the ruler size.

How to show Coordinates ruler

v1.23
The ruler consists of two parts:
  • Ruler size: shown in flying panel and menu bar extras.
  • Adorner frame: shown while dragging with the mouse.
The ruler is disabled by default. To enable it:
  • Open the preferences panel and select the Coordinates view.
  • Select the "Show coordinates ruler" checkbox.
The ruler can be enabled from myPoint menu too:
  • Open myPoint menu.
  • Select the "Show coordinates ruler" checkbox.
Coordinates ruler will engage while dragging with the mouse.

How to hide the ruler's adorner frame

v1.23
The ruler's adorner frame is built in two colors: Outline and Fill.
To hide the adorner, change the color opacity to zero. For example:
  • Deselect the Outline checkbox.
  • Click on the Fill Color well.
  • Set the opacity to 0%.

Useful hotkeys

v1.1 & next
  • Toggle icon visibility:
    Hide or show myPoint icon in menu bar extras.
    The default shortcut is ⇧⌃⌥⌘ Space.
    The location of the shortcut editor: Open myPoint panel; Select General view; Editor next to 'Toggle icon visibility hotkey' label.
  • Toggle mouse coordinates
    Show or hide mouse coordinates in menu bar extras and flying panel.
    The default shortcut is ⌃⌥⌘ C.
    The location of the shortcut editor: Open myPoint panel; Select Coords view; Editor next to 'Toggle mouse coordinates' label.
  • Set mouse location as custom origin
    Set current mouse position as a custom origin point.
    The default shortcut is ⌃⌥⌘ M.
    The location of the shortcut editor: Open myPoint panel; Select Coords view; Editor next to 'Set mouse location as custom origin' label.
  • Toggle follow mouse
    v1.3 & next
    Switch the Flying panel in Follow mouse or Stand aside mode.
    The default shortcut is ⌃⌥⌘ F.
    The location of the shortcut editor: Open myPoint panel; Select Coords view; Editor next to 'Toggle follow mouse mode' label.
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