Think about the basics of Mac usage. Whether mouse or trackpad, the standard routine for a few decades has been a simple ‘point and click.’ Point to a menu, or an icon, or almost anything, and you can be sure a click is to follow. Here’s how to get rid of the click.
Just Point, Don’t Click
The vast majority of Mac users, even those of the power user class, know the simplicity and elegance and functionality of point and click.
In dialog boxes, we point to a button, then click the button. To open folders and find files we point to a folder, select it, double-click to open.
For app menu selections in the Menubar it’s the same thing ad nauseam. Point to a menu selection, then click to invoke the function.
There is a better, faster, and– once you get used to it– an easier way. It’s called DwellClick and in most cases it removes the click from the point and click effort.
All that’s required in menu selections and most dialog boxes is to point– and pause. Or, put another way– dwell. Hence the name, DwellClick.
Point the onscreen pointer, pause, or, dwell, and DwellClick fills in the click. You point. It clicks.
DwellClick is sufficiently intelligent that it also knows what you want to do. Point to an app window and DwellClick performs the click so you can drag the window around or resize as needed.
There’s also built-in audio and visual cues– animation and sounds– so you’ll know it’s working. Of course, there’s also a pop-up panel so you can choose your action if you’re in doubt, and you can setup keyboard combo hotkeys for each type of click you want to invoke.
Preferences are rather extensive considering how simple DwellClick works.
You get controls on Clicking, audio and visual feedback, the pop-up and pop-up panel, as well as control over which apps DwellClick can or cannot use.
The Keyboard equivalents are really options to set you up as a Mac power user, more dependent upon keyboard than mouse or trackpad.
The Advanced settings are simple– Auto Click, Auto Drag, and a slider to set the time for Quick Drag. DwellClick gets plenty of four and five star reviews, and it’s well deserved. If you think of how many times a day you point and then click, you’ll be doing about half of that– just the pointing. DwellClick does the clicks.