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Introduction

Using ClickForMe allows you to automatically performs a mouse click when the mouse pointer is stationary for a specified period of time. You can issue automatic left, right, center, double, and triple clicks, as well as start and end a drag operation, without ever using your mouse buttons. ClickForMe works with virtually all Mac OS X applications.

Please be aware of where you rest the mouse pointer to avoid unintentional mouse click actions when ClickForMe is enabled.


Main Window

After starting ClickForMe, the main window appears.

The auto-click function is off when the application starts. To enable it, rest the mouse pointer over the "Left/On" button, or perform a normal left-mouse click on that button. Clicking on the "Left/On" button again disables auto-click. Note that the auto-click function is always active over the ClickForMe main window.

After enabling auto-click, the main windows appears as follows. The buttons allow you to select the auto-click type.

Left/On

When the left auto-click is active, you can now place the mouse over any object on the screen and ClickForMe will perform a left-click for you after the mouse stops moving for a short period of time. The delay before issuing a mouse click is selectable in the Preferences panel (see below).

You may also perform a right auto-click by holding the control key down while the left auto-click is active.

Right

To perform a right auto-click, select the "Right" button in the ClickForMe window, then move the mouse pointer to the location where you want to perform the right click. ClickForMe will revert back to the left auto-click mode after the right-click is done.

To cancel a right auto-click, click either on the "Right" button again or click on the "Left/On" button.

Double

Select the "Double" button to similarly perform a double left auto-click.

To cancel a double auto-click, click either on the "Double" button again or click on the "Left/On" button.

Drag

To perform a drag operation, click the "Drag" button, then move the mouse to the position where you want to start the drag. For example, you would point to either the title bar of a window that you want to move, or to the start of a section of text that you want to select.

When the "Drag" button turns from yellow to green, move the mouse pointer to where you want the drag to end. After waiting a short time the drag is completed and the mode reverts to left auto-click.

To cancel a drag opertion before completing the first step, click either on the "Drag" button again or click on the "Left/On" button.

Alternate buttons

Holding the Option/Alt key down on the keyboard changes the function of three of the buttons.

Middle

Choose the "Middle" button to perform a middle (center) button auto-click. By default Mac OS X will bring up the Dashboard, but it can be used for other functions in applications that support it.

Triple

Choose the "Triple" button to perform a triple left auto-click. This is normally used to select a line of text.

Drag Lock

The drag lock mode is similar to the normal drag mode, except the drag operation is ended not by holding the mouse pointer steady, but instead by toggling the Alt/Option key.

Menu Items

The ClickForMe menu can be accessed by first clicking on its Dock icon.

Enable

The auto-click function can be enabled either by clicking on the "Left/On" button in the main window, or by selecting the "Enable" item in the Mode menu.

Click Lock

Choose "Click Lock" from the Mode menu to prevent the right, middle, double, and triple auto-clicks from reverting to left auto-click after the click is performed.

Drag Lock

Choose "Drag Lock" from the Mode menu to make the default auto-drag be a drag lock, where the drag operation is ended by pressing the Alt/Option key. Otherwise the default auto-drag is ended by automaticallly when the pointer is stationary for a specified period of time.

Window Orientation

The View menu allows you to change the orientation of the main window.


Preferences

Select Preferences from the ClickForMe application menu item to bring up the preferences panel. Here you can select the amount of time after the pointer is stationary before issuing an auto-click.

The single and double click delays can be set separately. The drag delay is the amount of time to wait for a stationary pointer to end the drag when not in drag lock mode.

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