myPoint

About myPoint Pro

myPoint Pro combines six tools in one: Crosshair, Grille, Coordinates, Mouse Halo, Mouse Locator and Heavy Shade.
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:

About window

Click on "About myPoint Pro" row in myPoint menu to open the About window - it contains information about the current version of myPoint.

There are important links at the bottom of the window too.

Exiting myPoint

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

Enabling and disabling myPoint

myPoint can be enabled or disabled. The state can be changed from myPoint menu - just click on the related rows.
When myPoint is disabled all the tools are suspended - they can't be shown on the screen despite of settings in myPoint panel. Disabling myPoint is the easiest way to free all computing resources consumed by tools.
myPoint is enabled by default.

Customizing myPoint

Open myPoint panel and select the General view.
Enable myPoint
Enable myPoint Pro
Deselect this option to suspend all the tools.
Toggle enable/disable
Hotkey combination to enable myPoint. Default combination is ⌃⌥⌘ '.
Open myPoint panel
Open on mouse screen
Select this option to open myPoint panel on the screen with 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.
On screen messages
Enable or disable on screen messages.
Hide tools when mouse pointer is invisible
Halo
When selected the halo will hide and show after mouse pointer.
Locator
When selected the locator will hide after mouse pointer. If display period is infinite or long enough the locator will be shown after mouse pointer too.
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.
Automatically start myPoint when I login
Select this option to append myPoint in Login Items list.
Do not ask
Select this option to skip the alert box about auto-start at login.
Quit
Click on this button to terminate the application.
myPoint menu in menu bar extras
Show myPoint icon in menu bar extras
Deselect this option to remove myPoint icon from 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.
In case the icon is hidden and the hotkey is forgotten, please relaunch myPoint (while it is already running in the background) in order to open myPoint panel.
Checkboxes about menu items
They toggle visibility of related myPoint 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 by 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 current hotkey combination (in normal state) or the suggestion to change the hotkey (in Hint state).
Hint state: when the mouse hovers over the editor.
Enter Edit mode: click inside editor, or press Space while 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 in the right side of the editor.
Exit Edit mode: entering an acceptable hotkey combination or pressing 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.

Supported macOS

Sierra, El Capitan,
Yosemite, Mavericks,
Mountain Lion and Lion
with multi displays
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