testPoint

About testPoint

When testPoint is running, no icon is shown in the Dock.
The only visible part is a small icon in menu bar extras - so called testPoint icon:

testPoint menu

Click on testPoint icon to open testPoint menu - this is a drop-down menu shown just below testPoint icon.
All the basic control is through testPoint Menu:

The About panel

Click on the "About testPoint" row in testPoint menu to open the About panel - it contains information about the current version of testPoint.
There are important links at the bottom of the panel too.

Exiting testPoint

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

Customizing testPoint

Open testPoint panel and select the General view.
Automatically start testPoint when I login
Select this option to append testPoint in the Login Items list.
Do not ask
Select this option to skip the alert box about auto-start at login.
Quit testPoint
Terminates the app.
Open testPoint panel
Open on mouse screen
Select this option to open testPoint panel on the screen with the mouse pointer.
Deselect it to open the panel on the first screen (main screen).
Open testPoint panel
Hotkey combination to open testPoint panel.
Default combination is ⌃⌥⌘ P.
Menu bar icon visibility
Show testPoint icon in menu bar extras
Deselect this option to remove the Application icon from the menu bar extras.
Colored
Select this option to saturate testPoint icon. When deselected, the icon will be shown according to the current system theme.
Toggle icon visibility hotkey
Hotkey combination to toggle visibility of the testPoint icon in menu bar extras.
Default combination is ⇧⌃⌥⌘ Space.
Safety note:
Please write down this hotkey before you hide the icon.
If the icon is hidden and the hotkey is forgotten, please relaunch testPoint (while it is already running in the background) to open testPoint panel.
testPoint menu
Checkboxes about menu items
Toggle visibility of related 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 the 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 the current hotkey combination (in normal state) or suggests changing the hotkey (in Hint state).
Hint state: when the mouse hovers over the editor.
Enter Edit mode: click inside the editor or press Space while the 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 on the right side of the editor.
Exit Edit mode: entering an acceptable hotkey combination or pressing the 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.
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