PointerFocus 1.5

A simple piece of software developed specifically for trainers and teachers so as to help them highlight their mouse pointer or key strokes
Pointer Focus is a software application that enables people to draw attention to their cursor and display their keystrokes on the desktop.

The software utility has a very simple and non-obtrusive interface, which presents only a few shortcut buttons that enable you access to all options available.

This piece of software can help you create a highlight for your mouse pointer, which appears like a small colored disc around it. It changes color when left or right-clicking it. Two other options similar to this are “Mouse Spotlight” and “Screen Magnifier”. The first one dims the monitor, except on a specific radius around the cursor, while the latter enables users to magnify objects they are pointing to.

In addition to that, you can choose to show keystrokes on your desktop or enable an on-screen annotation pen.

All actions available in the program have corresponding hotkeys (F8 – highlighting cursor, F9 – keystrokes, F11 – pen etc.) so that you can easily switch between them or enable/disable them. A small drawback here could be the fact that you cannot input the hotkeys.

Moreover, all the pointing tools can be easily customized from the settings panel. You can change the color of the pen, size of the magnifying glass, font, and the list goes on.

All in all, Pointer Focus is a useful software application that was developed specifically to help teachers draw attention to their mouse cursor. Prior experience is not necessary in order to work with the program and it presents a number of efficient features, such as highlighting the pointer, creating a spotlight around it, or magnifying areas.

Reviewed by on October 31st, 2013


last updated on:
March 8th, 2014, 1:30 GMT
file size:
688 KB
price:
$9.95
 
developed by:
Easy-to-Use Software
license type:
Demo 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Desktop Enhancements \ Other Desktop Enhancements

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PointerFocus - With PointerFocus you are able to highlight the mouse pointer with a colored circle in order to show your audience which keys you have pressedPointerFocus - From the 'Highlight cursor' tab you have the possibility to change the color, select the size and modify the opacityPointerFocus - You can access the 'Show Keystrokes' tab if you want to enable the hotkeys and select the text font sizePointerFocusPointerFocusPointerFocus
What's New in This Release:
  • Optimized "Keystroke visualization" Function. Prevent repeatedly showing same keystrokes
  • Tested on Windows 8.1 system. Ready for Windows 8.1
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Application description

PointerFocus is a handy and reliable application designed for presenters, trainers and teachers who want to highlight ...

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