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 Readme for:  Utility » Workbench » animapoint.lha


Description: Animate your mouse pointer.
Download: animapoint.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 93kb
Version: 1.0
Date: 06 Jan 08
Author: Alex Carmona
Submitter: Alex Carmona
Email: AmigaOne/theworld net
Homepage: http://AM1GA.com
Category: utility/workbench
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 3320
Comments: 1
Snapshots: 0
Videos: 0
Downloads: 16  (Current version)
16  (Accumulated)

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AnimaPoint animates your mouse pointer.
It uses a script in conjunction with a series of icon images to update
the pointer imagery in a loop.

It should be noted that this is mainly to demonstrate the possibility
offered by the new intuition feature which allows you to set 32bit
custom pointers by creatings def_pointer.info and  def_busypointer.info
icons in ENVARC:SYS/ but really should not be abused the way I did.

It won't crash your system but it can put quite a heavy load on it if
the delay between each image update is too short.

Eventually I might make a real program to do this in a system-friendly
way, but I always wanted such a rotating checkered pointer and that was
the quick and dirty way to make it happen, and then, I also wanted to
share the idea.

I can think of more useful applications for this feature, where updating
the pointer image would happen only once per minute or less often, in
which case it wouldn't have a negative impact on system performance.
However, while it's handy to be able to do this from a script, copying
files directly to ENV: still qualifies as a hack, so don't expect such
trickery to work forever.


Double-click the icon, use the requester to quit or wait long enough and
it will quit automatically after 100 loops (180° rotation per loop).

The rotation speed can be changed by adjusting the timer value in the
AnimaPoint script (see comments), and the AutoStop feature can be
disabled if desired.
Longer timers reduce the CPU load considerably at the expense of the
the rotation not looking as smooth.

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