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Topic Title: Finding the mouse
Topic Summary: Is there a command to highlight mouse position?
Created On: 10/02/2020 11:18 PM
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 Finding the mouse   - Anandits - 10/02/2020 11:18 PM  
 Finding the mouse   - R. Wilke - 10/03/2020 05:21 AM  
 Finding the mouse   - Alan Cantor - 10/03/2020 10:02 AM  
 Finding the mouse   - dilligence - 10/03/2020 10:33 AM  
 Finding the mouse   - Mav - 10/05/2020 02:35 AM  
 Finding the mouse   - Anandits - 10/05/2020 04:07 AM  
 Finding the mouse   - Mphillipson - 10/05/2020 07:59 AM  
 Finding the mouse   - dilligence - 10/05/2020 09:55 AM  
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Anandits
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Sometimes I do not know where my mouse is, and then I do not know how to navigate to where I want to go. I do not want to say "mouseclick", in case the mouse actually is somewhere where that would cause a problem.

Is there a way to have the mouse position jump out to me if I give a certain command?

I am using KnowBrainer, Speech Productivity, and Voice Computer.

 10/03/2020 05:21 AM
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R. Wilke
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Just say "mouse right click", followed by "press escape".

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A setting in the Control Panel might be of interest:

Control Panel > Mouse > Pointer Options > Show Location of Mouse Pointer when I press the CTRL key

Once this checkbox is checked, press the Ctrl key. Then release it. The location of the mouse pointer will be more obvious.

I don't think there is a built-in Dragon command to do this - "press control key" doesn't do it - but maybe this could be scripted.

Many windows are predominantly white. The default mouse pointer is also white, so it's difficult to spot against a white background. Consider changing the mouse pointer in Control Panel > Mouse > Pointers to make it more conspicuous. Try, for example, "Windows Black (extra-large)."
 10/03/2020 10:33 AM
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That's an excellent suggestion Alan. Yes, should not be a problem to script this in a macro tool.

 

Anandits, if you don't already have my High Contrast Pointer Set let me know I'll send you a download link.

 

I've been thinking about creating a utility for this for some time now because I frequently cannot find the cursor in PaintNet and some of my other photo editing programs.

 

Doing some random right click followed by escape is clunky for sure. We will come up with something more sophisticated soon

 

Anyway, for the meantime I sent you an Executable + Voice Command + Instructions.

 

Here is a short Demonstration Video of this.

 



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 10/05/2020 02:35 AM
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Apart from the "usual" trick to let Windows focus in on the mouse pointer when you press Ctrl, with Windows 10 you have an easy way to size and color the mouse pointer to your heart's desire.

I find it especially helpful in a multiscreen environment, where you're always searching for the small white mouse cursor in front of vast areas of also mostly white windows.

Makes me feel like the T-Rex in Jurassic Park ("its vision is based on movement...") otherwise.

 

 10/05/2020 04:07 AM
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Anandits
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Thanks a lot for these tips, andI am happy with the extra SP command I received to find the mouse. Really appreciate people helping each other out this way!
 10/05/2020 07:59 AM
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The following DVC script works for me when I can't find the mouse:

SendSystemKeys "{Ctrl}"

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Thanks Mark, I didn't know that sending a single modifier key would actually work!

 

That's one less executable to add to the package



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