Yes, dear Mac user, there are times, after a few glasses of wine, or a whole day of herding and corralling our three offspring, that I, too, have a problem with my clicks (usually, the wine comes after the herding and corralling). What every Mac user needs in their stocking this Christmas is an app that lets you know if you clicked.
Did I Click? Or, Not?
Whether I’m mousing around the Mac’s screen, or trackpadding around the screen on my MacBook, there are times when I’m just not altogether sure I clicked what I thought I clicked.
The Mac’s Magic Mouse makes an audible click. Well, sometimes it’s an audible click.
When one of the girls climbs to the top of the curtains and screams, who can remember whether the mouse clicked or not?
The MacBook trackpad is worse. I set mine to double-tap. Trust me, tapping cannot be heard when three little girls are trying to ride the family dog as if it were a horse (they think it’s a horse– I told them so, so we wouldn’t have to buy a horse).
What to do? Try Did I Click? This very clever Mac app simply gives us visual and audible feedback when we click on a button on the Mac.
Here’s how it works.
When you click, you’ll hear a clicking sound (actually, it’s just one click sound, unless you keep clicking).
And, a little colored circle pops up over the clicked button so you have both aural and visual feedback that you did, indeed, click what you thought you clicked when you clicked it.
Preferences are equally straightforward. Adjust the colors for each click– right click, or left click.
Click the Audio button to have mouse click sounds when you click. Adjust the slider controls to change the size of the colored visual cue circles on the click.
The one negative is actually a positive. The sound volume on my Mac is set rather high (lots of noise going on around me), and Did I Click? makes a very loud click sound.
If you’re using a Mac in a quiet area, and are not used to such sounds, you may want to turn off the audible click. An audio level control would be a nice addition.