It gets difficult to hold presentations on projectors and other big screens with simple and small mouse pointer. Plus, if you do not have any other alternative tool at hand that could highlight the main portion of the presentation, important points can easily go unnoticed. To solve this problem we now have PointerStick.
PointerStick is a portable tool that adds a presentation stick to the mouse cursor on your Windows Desktop. While you still see the default mouse cursor on the screen, a stick is added to it that points to its location.
The tool, serves simple yet, very important function i.e., it makes mouse movements and cursor positions easily identifiable even from afar on smaller screens. It is ideal for projectors (Beamer) and larger LED/LCD screens.
How to download PointerStick
Windows users can download the program that is available as portable software from the developer’s website. It works on all recent 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows operating system.
Once downloaded, the application runs in the system tray, and the Settings panel can be accessed by double clicking its icon. The Settings menu allows users to change the size and transparency of the stick. Besides, several shortcuts to hide or display the stick are enabled by default.
Originally, PointerStick was in the German language and therefore non-German speaking users need to click on the ENG link to select English as the interface language. Also, the program is downloaded with several pointer stick textures (gold, silver, red). The user is free to choose any texture depending on his choice and color of the screen background.
- Small portable program
- Low CPU usage
- Allows to adjust size of Pointer Stick
- Supports several Pointing-Stick textures (bitmaps)
- Optional alpha transparency
- Optional deactivation by mouse or keyboard input
- Optional translation feature
PointerStick is free to use and if you are not satisfied with its function or performance you can simply delete its program folder.
Useful, if you are heavily into making presentations!
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