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How to get a yellow circle around the cursor

Readers Jac and Carmelita both asked how I get the yellow circle around my cursor (pointer) in my videos. That yellow circle is a handy way to better show where the cursor is in videos and can also help if your vision isn’t what it used to be. Unfortunately, as of Mac OS X version 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard), you need to download and install a separate FREE application to do that. Watch this video to see it in action.

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OmniDazzle offers many features you can use to make your cursor (pointer) easier to see. Its other features include creative ways to highlight or zoom into parts of the screen. It’s free so why not download it and see if any of the tools strike your fancy.

Click here to download OmniDazzle

If you prefer getting your applications from the App Store and don’t mind paying $16.99, I discovered a similar app called Mouseposé. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks like it offers mouse highlighting and some other interesting features. You can click here to buy MousePosé in the App Store.

[Disclosure: If you buy MousePosé using the links on this page I’ll make a small commission.]

NOTE: If enough people leave a comment below saying they’d like me to review Mouseposé, I’ll buy it and write up a full review.

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  • nancy November 12, 2011, 10:10 am

    Hi, I really like Macs for Mom. I tried to down load omnidazzle with FireFox and it asks what program to open it with. It’s a .dmg and I am supposed to “choose”.
    I don’t know what program to open it with.
    Thank you.

    • Steve November 12, 2011, 11:04 am

      Hi Nancy, instead of the “Open” option, use the “Save” option. The dmg file will then appear in a Firefox Downloads window. After the download is complete, just double-click on the Omnidazzle dmg file. That should open up a little Finder window with instructions to drag the Omnidazzle icon into your Applications folder.

  • Ken June 2, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Thanks, I searched high and low for something simple to follow and easy to understand, great!

  • Miko September 24, 2012, 10:50 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful tip!
    I had downloaded so many different programs not realizing I needed a special one for my mac.
    Omnidazzle rocks!
    And you rock for sharing this!!!

  • Ахмед December 28, 2012, 10:23 pm

    где скачать программу OMNIDAZZLE ?

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