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PinPoint utility equivalent for Windows?


R. Mansfield
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Does anyone know of a Windows equivalent for the Mac utility PinPoint that puts a circle around your mouse pointer? I often use PinPoint when leading webinars or training seminars on my Mac. I’ll be using my ThinkPad for the training seminar at Westminster this weekend, so I’d like to have something that would make my mouse pointer easier to follow.

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Hey Rick,

 

There used to be an option in the Control Panel, Mouse Properties, to show the mouse when you hold down the Ctrl key. It would show a yellow circle around the cursor. Not sure it that will help, just a suggestion.

 

Regards,

 

Michel

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MPSeminars (who does the training for the other major Bible study app) sells ClickTricks which I think can do this and more. It also allows drawing on the screen, etc. It seems to work well on traditional Windows machines. It didn't work too well when I had a Surface Book due to the funky DPI on those.

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15 hours ago, Nathan Parker said:

MPSeminars (who does the training for the other major Bible study app) sells ClickTricks which I think can do this and more. It also allows drawing on the screen, etc. It seems to work well on traditional Windows machines. It didn't work too well when I had a Surface Book due to the funky DPI on those.

 

Yeah, the interface for ClickTricks is horrible. I actually threw away the CD I got it on the other day when I was going through some old stuff.

 

By the way, I made that original post above when I was using a Windows laptop for my main travel (for work) device. With very little travel over the last two years, I ended up replacing the Thinkpad with an M1 MacBook Pro. I run the ARM version of Windows on it in Parallels, and Pinpoint, when turned on via the Mac side of things works just as well in Windows 11.

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Nice! By the way, how has Windows 11 been? Wondering if I should use Windows 10 or 11 for my Windows VM for Accordance.

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9 hours ago, Nathan Parker said:

Nice! By the way, how has Windows 11 been? Wondering if I should use Windows 10 or 11 for my Windows VM for Accordance.

 

I've had no issues, including no issues with the ARM version. Keep in mind that Windows is not my primary OS, although I am usually in it every day. Personally, I prefer to use the most current version of any OS (at least a couple of revs past the initial release) because it receives the most support attention. I have Win 11 in Parallels on my MBP, but unfortunately, I cannot upgrade my Win 10 install in Parallels on my iMac to Win 11. I would if I could. I could install fresh, but it's not upgradeable as is. First time  I've ever run into this in Parallels.

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Sounds good. I'll see if I can get 11 working on my machine. If not, I may be stuck with 10 for a while myself. I've heard trying to upgrade VMs from 10 to 11 are a pain on all VM technologies and generally requires a clean install. Windows 11 has been a little funky with that.

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I managed to get a Windows 11 VM spun up using the Bypass Secure Boot and TPM Check registry key changes. I tossed it and went back to a Windows 10 VM for now since Windows 10 still seems to have a little better performance on VMs at the moment. In 2025, I can see what I need to do. Much could happen before then (Jesus could return, etc.).

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By the way Rick, how are you able to install PinPoint on a Mac now? It’s disappeared from my purchases on the Mac App Store.

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Rick, are you using Doceri at all between a Mac and iPad? I’ve used it in the past. Trying to decide if it’s worth bringing back. Thanks!

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