Highlighter is compatible with Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan.

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. When you click on the mouse, the red circle turns red for a short time.

Version 3.0.0 lets the User set the color and size of the circle, set the thickness of the circle ring, and supports both Normal and Retina displays.


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


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.

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


    Click here to download Version 3.0.0 (2.1 MB) for Macintosh (OS 10.6 or later).

    Click here to go to CSoM Index.

    Please send comments and suggestions to youngpr@myactv.net