Highlighter

Highlighter is compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6) and higher.

Brief Description:

Highlighter was developed to assist with presentations or recorded tutorials. Help your audience focus on your actions by placing a colored circle around your mouse as it moves about the display(s). When you click on the mouse, the red circle turns red for a short time. Highlighter is freeware.

Version 5.0.1 is a bug fix.

HighlighterCircle.jpg

The circle can be turned on and off with two shortcuts (Control-Shift to turn on, Option-Shift to turn off).

HighlighterCP.jpg

The small Control Panel may be dragged anywhere on the display. Click on the Control Panel to see the Highlighter menu bar where you can access the Preferences Window, the Help information, the AboutBox and Check for Updates. Close Highlighter by clicking on the Control Panel's red (close) button at the top left corner. The Control Panel may be minimized.

You can set four preferences in the Preferences Window:

  • a. Set the circle ring color.

  • b. Set the circle size.

  • b. Set the circle ring thickness.

  • b. Turn off the circle after a mouse click.

  • Shortcuts may be used with the Control Panel minimized.

    Highlighter Version 5.0.0 supports one, two, or three displays.

    Using one display does not require anything special.

    Using two displays requires a few considerations.

  • a. Position the second display to the left or right of the Main Display with the top of the displays at the same level.

  • b. Position the Dock at the bottom of the Main Display.

  • c. Both displays should be set for default for display (not scaled).

  • d. The second display should be connected and powered up before Highlighter is launched.

  • Left.jpg

    Above you see the second display is set in System Preferences / Displays / Arrangement to be on the left of the Main Display (with the menubar) and the top of both displays are at the same level.

    Right.jpg

    And above you see the second display is set to be on the right of the Main Display.

    Using three displays requires the above considerations for the external displays plus the second display is set to be on the right of the Main Display and the third display is set to be on the left of the Main Display.

    threedisplays.jpg

    Above you see the second display is set to be on the right and the third display is set to be on the left of the Main Display.


    Preference settings and Control Panel window location are saved between sessions.

    Download:

    Click here to download Version 5.0.1 (2.2 MB) for Macintosh (OS 10.6 or later).

    Click here to go to CSoM Index.

    Please send comments and suggestions to youngpr@myactv.net