The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
The Omni Group Debuts OmniDazzle Mouse Cursor Enhancer

The Omni Group Debuts OmniDazzle Mouse Cursor Enhancer

by , 4:25 PM EDT, June 16th, 2006

The Omni Group on Friday introduced OmniDazzle, a collection of mouse pointer plug-ins that enable users to illuminate a section of their display with a virtual flashlight, leave "pixie dust" trails behind them as they work, and more. Some are helpful for work-oriented functions while others are designed with fun in mind. All of them can be modified with various settings.

Other plug-ins available in the US$14.95 collection include: Cutout, which enables highlighting areas of the display with a circle, ellipse, rectangle or window border; Sonar, which sweeps the display for the mouse cursor's location; Focal Point, which automatically selects the active window; Scribble, which "vandalizes" the screen as the mouse cursor moves; Bullseye, which turns the mouse cursor into a bullseye; and Waves, which creates a rippling effect around the pointer.

OmniDazzle also offers three more plug-ins: Comic, which creates visual sound effects of the "Pow!" and "Zot!" variety; Footprints, which leaves footprints, both animal and human, in the cursor's wake; and Zoom, which magnifies an area of the screen.

Mac OS X v10.4.6 is required. OmniDazzle is a Universal Binary.


OmniDazzle's Flashlight plug-in

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated April 24th

Tue, 11:51 AM
Canary Home Camera Gets New Away Alert Controls
Tue, 11:10 AM
Amazon Can Unlock You Home for Deliveries, and Now Your Car, Too
Tue, 9:44 AM
How to Block Memories in Photos
Mon, 7:16 PM
Cracked iPhone Screens, What's in iCloud Keychain, Which Mesh for Me, and More – Mac Geek Gab 706
Mon, 6:27 PM
EU Investigates Apple's Shazam Acquisition Based on Customer Data, Harm to Competition
Mon, 6:00 PM
Facebook Wants to Build Hardware; What Could Go Wrong?
Mon, 5:28 PM
Apple Says Switch to iPhone with 2 New Commercials: App Store and Portraits
Mon, 5:20 PM
TMO Background Mode Interview with Astrophysicist Dr. Brian Keating
Mon, 4:15 PM
World Book Day: TMO Reading Suggestions
Mon, 3:20 PM
Amazon Celebrates World Book Day with Free Kindle Books
Mon, 3:16 PM
Apple Music Debuts 'Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band' Concert Film with Flea, More
Mon, 3:13 PM
iOS: Use iOS Restrictions to Lock Down Your iPhone
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!