It’s easy to understand the sentiment. Computers just do what we tell them to do.
There are times when, Mac or Windows PC, we want the computer to do something specific, but don’t know exactly what to click to make it happen, hence the frustration.
DwellClick is a convenient Mac utility which gets us halfway through the frustration by taking the clicking out of the point and click process. It’s just point. But no click. You point to what you would normally click, but just pause instead.
DwellClick recognizes the pause, knows you’re near a button you want to click, and does the click for you. Here are eight ways you’re going to love using DwellClick (and you’ll wonder why Apple doesn’t put the same technology into OS X).
- Auto Click – Just point, pause, and the click is automatic
- Feedback – Get both audio and visual feedback for the click
- Move & Resize – Grab an app window, pause and pull to resize
- Drag – Point to a folder or file, then pause and move; drag and drop
- PopUp – There’s a handy pop-up panel with controls
- Keyboard – Or, use the keyboard hotkeys to click
- Handsfree – The floating control panel is easier to control
- Modifier Key Lock – Set up a modifier key for the next click
That’s a hefty list of options for clever utility that does one basic thing better than OS X. It clicks buttons, drags app windows, drags files and folders– all without clicking.
Yes. Old habits are hard to break. DwellClick is very subtle and works even when you’re not consciously aware of its presence. That can be disconcerting when you first try it and forget DwellClick is installed.
In other words, it takes time to break the old habit of clicking and click to drag, but when you do it’s a much more fluid, less stress on tired old fingers and wrist.