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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 locator module" 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.
Note: 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 and behavior.
Locator Ring
Outer diameter
The outer diameter of the locator ring when expanded at maximum. Default value is 20.
(for all the math guys - the value is a percent of the main display height).
Ring thickness
The thickness of the ring. Default value is 16.
(again, this value depends on the main display height - the relation is per mille ‰).
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.
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 0.5s.
Find image
Click on this button to show the "Open file" panel. Find and select an image file, to replace the classic locator ring.
Only png files are supported.
Custom image instead of ring
This option toggles the locator appearance. When selected, the custom image is drawn, otherwize the classic ring.
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
Activation with hotkey:
Hotkey
Hotkey combination to toggle the mouse locator.
Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ Space.
Activation with modifier key only:
Modifier key only
Show the locator by pressing one of the modifier keys:
Shift, Function, Control, Option, Command.
Default key is Control.
Number taps
How many times to press the key to display the locator.
Possible values: Single, Double, Triple.
Default value is Single.
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 off.
Number waves
How many times have to wave the mouse to display the locator.
Possible values: 1 to 6.
Default value is 4.
Activation on mouse move:
When mouse crosses between screens
The locator activates when the mouse moves from one screen to another.
Default value is off.
When mouse hits screen borders
The locator activates when the mouse hits the screen's border.
Default value is off.
On mouse move after inactivity period of
The locator activates on the first mouse move if the inactivity period is greater than the selected value.
Default value is 1 minute.
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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