As much as it pains me to admit it, I’ve been a carry carrying Mac user about as long as anyone on the planet; circa March 1984, shortly after the original 128k model began shipping. That means I’m stuck in the last century and still use a mouse. My iMac has a the standard Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth Magic Mouse, and a Magic Trackpad– one that seldom gets used. Even my MacBook has a Magic Mouse because the Mac’s built-in trackpad just isn’t precise enough for me to push a pixel to exactly where I want it to go.
For any Mac user who needs the screen pointer to be moved one pixel at a time for the most precision you can imagine, there’s Pointer Noodge, a utility made for those who require a little extra assistance and exact pixel location.
I would rename the app to Pixel Nudge but you get the idea right away. Pointer Noodge moves the screen pointer to exactly the pixel location you want by slowing down the Mac’s mouse, trackpad, or trackball acceleration for more precision.
The secret to Pointer Noodge is the Preference settings, which are extensive, considering that all it does is push pixels in slow motion.
After the setup you can push a pixel horizontally or vertically from any position on the Mac’s screen and one pixel at a time just by using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
Other options are extensive and very good for those who may have an impairment, or an ultra large Mac screen where moving the screen pointer to an exact location can be problematic. Pointer Noodge can be toggled on and off with a hotkey combo, making it a worthy utility for the visually impaired or those with motor control issues.
There is even an option Speech control panel which lets your Mac speak the screen coordinates, the window name (for Macs with multiple displays), the application name, and more. And, of course, Preferences lets you customize the keyboard combo for Pointer, Speech, and Hot Keys.
Not every Mac user needs Pointer Noodge, but if moving the screen pointer to a specific pixel is an issue for you, this is one way to solve the problem; modestly priced, effective, and simple to setup and use.