myPoint

1. Hotkeys

Main Coordinates feature are driven by hotkeys. Some of these hotkeys are for speed and convenience. Others are the only way things to be done. So open the preferences panel and select the Coords view.
Toggle mouse coordinates
Hotkey combination to show and hide coordinates.
It doubles the related checkboxes in app menu and prefs panel.
Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ C.
Move mouse to...
Hotkey combination to open input panel to set precisely mouse position.
It doubles the related row in app menu.
Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ X.
Move mouse to origin point
Hotkey combination to move mouse cursor to origin point.
It doubles the related row in app menu.
Default value is ⇧⌃⌥⌘ X.
Set mouse location as custom origin
Hotkey combination to set current mouse position as custom origin point.
The hotkey is the only way to do it.
Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ M.
Copy mouse location to clipboard
Hotkey combination to copy current mouse coordinates into clipboard.
The hotkey is the only way to do it.
Default value is ⇧⌃⌥⌘ M.
Toggle follow mouse mode
Hotkey combination to switch the Flying panel in Follow mouse or Stand aside mode.
It doubles the related checkboxes in app menu and prefs panel.
Default value is ⌃⌥⌘ F.
Note: There are small buttons at right side of the hotkey editors - click them to simulate the related hotkey.

2. Measure objects with Custom origin

  • 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.

3. The Flying panel

v1.3 & next
The Flying panel is shown above (i.e. in front of) all other windows and applications, even the menu bar and the Dock. It doesn't depend on the current active application and will stay visible in all spaces.
The Flying panel can work in two modes (they can be exchanged by a hotkey):
  • Follow mouse:
    The panel will follow mouse pointer.
    There is a preferred panel position which is set in myPoint panel. However the actual panel position will respect the preferred one and the position of the mouse according to the screen borders.
    Examples:
    • If the panel position (relative to mouse) is right top and the mouse moves close to the right screen border then the panel will jump to the left top position.
    • If the mouse moves close to right top screen corner then the panel will jump to the left bottom position.
    The offset from mouse can be customized too.
  • Stand aside:
    The panel will stay at its position regardless of mouse movement.
    The panel can be positioned to any location on the screen. There are two ways to achieve this:
    • Toggle off the Follow mouse.
      Drag the Panel to preferred location.
    • If mouse click or mouse drag are not applicable (according to the current workflow) then:
      Toggle on the Follow mouse via hotkey.
      Move the mouse until the panel reaches its right position.
      Toggle off the Follow mouse via hotkey.
      Note: the "Keep current position" has to be selected in myPoint panel.
    If it's important to restore the previous panel position then select "Restore last position" in myPoint panel.
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