The reality is this. I’m just a point and click guy. Still, in an era when Apple still leads the Think Different crowd, maybe there are better ways than the click of the mouse. Here’s how to navigate your Mac’s screen by pointing, not clicking. It’s simple and it works.
Hello To Point And Click (without the click)
Windows has this nifty feature which snaps the mouse pointer to the default button on dialog box windows. There’s a Mac version that works much the same way.
The only problem with that time saving utility is that you still have to pay attention and actually click the button with the mouse.
DwellClick is the Mac app that removes the click from point and click. Just point. Wait a second. The click is automatic.
Yes, you still point your mouse to wherever you want to click. You see the mouse pointer move. DwellClick senses what you want to click and does the click for you.
Truly, it’s point, but no click. Think of the hours of effort you’ll save each year. It’s not like clicking is difficult, unless there’s a physical condition which aggravates the fingers and wrist (arthritis, perhaps).
Same Result With Half The Effort
DwellClick has multiple features which truly Think Different. If you think about it, our mouse navigation on screen is composed of two efforts. Moving the mouse. Clicking the mouse. DwellClick simply removes the latter.
Just move the mouse pointer to where you want to click, pause, and DwellClick does the clicking automatically via the built-in Auto Click function.
What about dragging windows, scroll bars, and typical click-and-hold functions? DwellClick’s Auto Drag function knows what you want to do and does it. Move the mouse pointer to a draggable location, pause, move again. The dragging takes over, but without a click.
DwellClick isn’t as easy as it sounds.
DwellClick features a floating, on-screen panel so you can choose between types of clicks.
Clicks can also be assigned keyboard shortcuts. That said, DwellClick can be used with the keyboard, with standard clicking, and with OS X’s modifier keys.
You can even copy and paste using DwellClick. It works with Apple’s new Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse, as well as other pointing devices.
I see the value, especially for those who struggle with accurate clicks, but have the ability to move the mouse. There’s also a struggle to think while using DwellClick, whereas most point and click steps are thoughtless (no thinking required).
DwellClick is yet another way to navigate your Mac, though not necessarily as easy as it would seem. Intuitive? Yes. Very much so. But it’s important to give it time to overcome the 25 years of point and click habits we’ve gained.