LazyMouse
LazyMouse
2.5

4.1

LazyMouse free download for Mac

LazyMouse2.5

17 April 2011

Automatically moves cursor to default dialog button.

Overview

LazyMouse is a Preference Pane that moves your cursor to the default button whenever a dialog box appears on your screen. In other words, it will save you time moving the mouse to dismiss dialogs.

What's new in LazyMouse

Version 2.5:
  • Added an option to show an animation when the cursor moves to the default button or back
  • some under the hood maintenance

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70 Reviews of LazyMouse

5
zx
20 May 2009
Version: 2.1.6

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Super responsive developer...i Love this app.
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5
michaeladams59
30 September 2018
Version: 2.5
Love it! A simple indispensable feature that everyone will appreciate.
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macus
31 July 2018
Version: 2.5
CursorSense 2.0 has added the auto-snap feature which is working very well. You can turn off the other features in the Prefpane but the automatic snapping will continue to work.
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Tachy0n
23 May 2018
Version: 2.5
I have just upgraded to 10.13.4 and I have managed to get it to work. You need to add ~/Library/PreferencePanes/LazyMouse.prefPane/Contents/Resources/LazyMouseBG.app to System Preferences ➔ Security & Privacy ➔ Privacy and then launch ~/Library/PreferencePanes/LazyMouse.prefPane/Contents/Resources/LazyMouseBG.app/Contents/MacOS/LazyMouseBG from the Terminal. I got some error messages but it seems to be working.
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macus
24 March 2016
Version: 2.5
Web site and download links are no longer available.
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5
zx
14 February 2016
Version: 2.5
Please update!!!!! Will gladly pay for it....:)
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jac747
09 December 2015
Version: 2.5
Found this app after a Google search. I have El Capitan. It downloaded without asking for money. Yet.... As I figured after reading the comments, it did not work at first. I read the comments and see the complicated process to make it work below by sgilbert (Also an El Capitan user). Hmmmmm.... I deciphered the complicated but useful instructions and made it work! I moved the ALIAS to the app file, and still nothing. Going into the Preferences/Security/Accessibility and then unlocking to make a change and then CLICKING this app to work made the difference (after a reboot.) I use Photoshop (with file saving actions) and go through a multitude of file saving dialog boxes moving my mouse a million times up and down. This will save me a LOT of time. MUCH appreciation for the inside scoop on getting it to work.
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prof-dr-koller
15 November 2015
Version: 2.5
Hi, how can I remove Lazymouse? Regards
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Sgilbert
07 October 2015
Version: 2.5
This worked for me, even on 10.11 El Capitan! Thank you Tipp-Flo! Tipi-Flo Nov 06, 2014 For Yosemite users 1. Move »LazyMouse.prefPane« into the »PreferencePanes Folder« in your user account. 2. Show the package contents of »LazyMouse.prefPane«. Go to »Contents/Resources«, make a alias of »LazyMouseBG.app« and put this where ever you want, best maybe the »applications folder«. 3. Go to »System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items« and add your alias. 4. Log out and in again, or double click your alias, »LazyMouseBG.app« should start. If you get the message: »LazyMouse cannot run if »Access for Assistive Devices« is turned off in the Universal Access Preference Pane. - Open the Universal Access Preference Pane« open »System Preferences«, go to »Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accesibility« add you alias. It may not show up but it should work. If it doesn’t start, one or two reboot should do it. Hope this helps
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livingcrayon
18 November 2014
Version: 2.5
amazing! Thank You so much for posting!
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4.5
Pjot
11 December 2013
Version: 2.5
LazyMouse, after years of performing perfectly, stopped working in 10.8.5. Contacted the developer, never got an answer. Saw other comments here and can add that remarks from Shk747 and Tipp-FLo worked for me: I went into the contents of the LazeMouse prefpane, made an alias of LazyMouseBG, put it in a desktop folder and added it to my startup items. That worked flawlessly. Pity the developer doesn't respond. I tried SteerMouse but am using a MagicMouse and I only need the 'snap to button' function and to pay $20 just for that is a bit too much. Now let's see if the trick works as well after I upgrade to Mavericks. But thanks for the advice so far! And the developer of LazyMouse may have disappeard, I give the software as such overall 4,5 stars.
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0.5
Stevehhhhh
31 October 2013
Version: 2.5
I cannot get this to work with Mavericks (10.9.0). any suggestions as to how to get it to work or as to a substitute would be appreciated.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
26 October 2013
Version: 2.5
I tried Shk747's hint. I didn't work. Ay word from the developer to those who paid $10 for this one-trick pony about when it'll be fixed?
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Shk747
09 September 2013
Version: 2.5
anyone an idea how it works with 10.9 ? (13A538g) help appreciated !
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Shk747
29 March 2013
Version: 2.5
lazymouse works perfect with 10.8.3 but you need to install "lazymouseBG" via library/perfpanes as a startup item !
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Lounge-Deluxe
01 October 2012
Version: 2.5
LazyMouse stopped working properly after upgrading to ML. It simply won't remember any preference entry and the dev doesn't respond to my email or the support form on his website. After SteerMouse LazyMouse is the second mouse software quitting on its user base. Annoying. Can't currently recommend this software.
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5
livingcrayon
29 September 2012
Version: 2.5
does anyone know how to start LazyMouse at login?
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5
Djefis
05 February 2012
Version: 2.5
Perfect.
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1
RichNS
01 January 2012
Version: 2.5
Don't bother with LazyMouse if you're on Lion. Sometimes the cursor moves like it should, and sometimes (well... often) it doesn't. Which, imo, makes this application useless. I reported this to the developer shortly after the release of Lion, but as this app still hasn't been updated (how hard can it be...) it looks like they don't have any intention to support Lion. It's a shame. I liked LazyMouse before I upgraded to Lion.
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anonymous-snipe-166
29 July 2011
Version: 2.5
Since I installed Lion the LazyMouse in System preferences doesn't except tick for "Whenever a new window appears, snap the cursor to the.."(the ball is spinning all the time). So I can't use this option. Need help.
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Gavin-Cutshall
20 July 2011
Version: 2.5
One of my favs, but no Lion support. If you can't live without it, wait until the dev. updates.
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Tryme
17 April 2011
Version: 2.5
Since one hand is by the keyboard you could just hit return or enter and save yourself $10 and yet another piece of software usurping memory and system resources. Each to their own I suppose.
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Jimblue
12 January 2011
Version: 2.2.3
LazyMouse is kind of a misnomer really. i would say it’s more smart than it is lazy. and since it works with a trackpad as well as a mouse… SmartSnap is more a name to give you an idea of what it is. but then it would be kinda dumb and silly to mess with an already established name for this app. so… then ULazySillyStupidSmartMouseMotherSnapper, YOU!!!
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Spike Jones
11 January 2011
Version: 2.2.3
There is a rumor that OS X 10.7 will have this by default. You can see this behavior on some Lion demo's.
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Wts
09 January 2011
Version: 2.2.3
Well, how LAZY can one get! Na, just kidding. I had this when it first came out but some how lost the LAZY mouse when i went iMac intel. Glad Macupdate reviewed this app. For LAZY me it is a great add on.
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5
Fuhayer
08 January 2011
Version: 2.2.3
this is a must tool for mac. it really worth its money. thanks for such app which really saves my time.
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4.5
Poikkeus
06 January 2011
Version: 2.2.2
LazyMouse is the kind of application that's such a natural that it should be part of the OS. iMac screens are getting so huge that finding your way to a dialog box can be a trial. If an action needs to be completed, LazyMouse automatically moves the cursor right to where it needs to be. This probably isn't necessary with a MacBook for iPad, but it would seem to be a natural for the new 27" iMacs. One thing I know: once you start using it, there's no going back.
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5
Trashie
22 November 2010
Version: 2.2.2
It might seem pointless at first but try it you will be surprised how quickly it becomes so you can't live without it...it should be a core feature of OSX actually. 9 times out of 10 if a dialogue box presents and grabs focus I am gonna move the cursor to it anyway.
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5
Sgginc
21 November 2010
Version: 2.2.2
This is one of my must have utilities! Saves a lot of scrolling. Highly stable. Developer VERY responsive. Try it … You’ll have to have it!!! Thanks ... Ken
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Fuhayer
17 May 2010
Version: 2.2.1
i am using magic mouse and last week was asking myself why apple does not add a feature to move mouse pointer automatically direct to buttons then today saw this app. currently testing demo version and seems like will buy it soon as the feature after it moves pointer to the default button and then to the previous original position is the perfect option to buy this app. just sometimes it treats bit slower to move default button but it really works :) special thanks to the developer for such app.
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Old-Jewel-Software
17 May 2010
Version: 2.2.1
Hi Zangief, If you're a person who uses the keyboard all the time, then LazyMouse isn't meant for you. Some folks prefer to use the keyboard, or use both. LazyMouse has been around for many years and I still get people asking for improvements.
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Boni
14 April 2010
Version: 2.2
you won't believe this but lazymouse makes labeling a new group in addressbook impossible! Took me four months to figure out what was wrong with addressbook. Today, by coincidence i found out lazymouse is the cause! Damn damn damn! Never expected this. Tested it on my other macs with OSX 10.6.2 & 10.6.3. Only confirmation.
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Djefis
05 October 2009
Version: 2.2
The sound . . ., it was what I was waiting for!! Great!
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5
Sgginc
09 July 2009
Version: 2.1.7
One of my must have utilities. Once you use it you need it. Saves a lot of needless scrolling. ken
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5
zx
20 May 2009
Version: 2.1.6
Super responsive developer...i Love this app.
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zx
13 May 2009
Version: 2.1.5
LazyMouse doesn't work when trying to Empty the trash while the items in the trash are in use (2nd dialog box)....
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Kobalt
17 April 2009
Version: 2.1.3
I'd not noticed any bugs in the 2.1.2 release, but am glad they got fixed so quick - just in case. Thanks, Joe.
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5
Kobalt
10 April 2009
Version: 2.1.2
Forgot to add my stars in my previous post, so here they are for v2.1.2 and the whole app in general. Excellent update to a great little program I wouldn't be without.
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5
Sgginc
10 April 2009
Version: 2.1.2
If you are a mouse user and want to do a lot less scrolling this is for you. Works flawlessly on 10.5.6. Try it ... you'll love it. Thanks ... Ken
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Kobalt
02 April 2009
Version: 2.1
I don't get me wrong, I love LazyMouse, but it looks like it's got a bit lazy of late. More often than not this v2.1 doesn't seem to actually do anything and so I've gone back to v2.0.4 which works fine and jumps to all the right places at the right moment.
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Penguirl
30 March 2009
Version: 2.1
For the life of me, I can't understand paying $10 to do what the Return key does for free, and faster.
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Poikkeus
04 December 2007
Version: 2.0.3
LazyMouse is a reincarnation of the great (and free) CursorZoom, which was discontinued after Tiger took over a major feature. It's the kind of feature that should be in the Mac OS to start off with: when use the command box, the mouse quickly appears so you don't have to look for it. Ideally, we should be using key shortcuts for this kind of thing, but having the cursor handy is surprisingly useful. Alas, CursorZoom was impressive in that the cursor "zoomed" all the way across the screen to the command box; LazyMouse is somewhat less dramatic or eye-catching. Perhaps some future version will remedy this. That said, the price is low, and for some, the convenience is well worth it.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
13 September 2007
Version: 2.0.2
There's something funny about the way this jerks the background processes around. Paid for it, way back, and it works ... but I tend not to use it. I'm no deveoper (can you tell?) but it doesn't play nice.
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Easer
04 August 2007
Version: 2.0.1
What surprises me is that people would think this requires a learning curve. Comments like that can dissuade potential new users from trying this. I found the features that LazyMouse provides to be immediately intuitive and obvious. This program is well worth the money.
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clakes
04 August 2007
Version: 2.0.1
Happy buyer here. It really saves some time when you come to deal with dialogue boxes. Sadly enough, Windows beats Mac OS on this, offering the feature for free, built into mouse preferences, and you do can opt on it. Switching to Mac some 5 years ago, I was really surprised that Mac OS didn't natively offer such an opportunity as I expected from the best operating system on earth. I wouldn't ever say that it has a steep learning curve, although you do need some time to get used to this behavior. A fairly more annoying "nerves issue" I experience was striking the wrong button compulsively when in a hurry. =) Actually, as I turned to be a keyboard shortcuts freak I must say that using esc, return, enter, spacebar, tab and cmd+D combinations on dialog boxes makes you even more efficient. But that's another story, and anyway I have to use the mouse when browsing the internet... The new "Return cursor to original location after a click" feature added in version 2 is much welcome, squashing the only annoyance one could have catching the grip of the cursor back after the choice. The gradient added in 2.0.1 makes a cute icon even nicer. Works for me.
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kadoish
04 August 2007
Version: 2.0.1
Just wanted to say that, indeed, version 2 did generate copious amounts of crash reporting. I was not surprised when I saw v. 2.01 today. Glad to see developer on top of it.
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MacUpdateSucks
02 August 2007
Version: 2.0
Personally, I'm surprised that this is getting such great reviews (not due to any fault of the developer). This is one of the features currently in Vista and it drives me absolutely crazy. I definitely get the notion that this and other features like it are supposed to create greater efficiency by decreasing mouse time, but no matter how many times it happens or how hard I try to make myself consciously aware of the feature I still find myself staring around confused every time my box makes a b-line to another dialog. 1. People don't expect this kind of interaction (whether it's beneficial to them or not). 2. Not everyone wants to pay explicit attention to a dialog or alert immediately. Some may be doing other work elsewhere only to find their concentration yanked back to another area because some alert dialog wants to tell you something of mild importance/relevance to a task you may not be currently attempting to complete. Again, no fault of the developer. The program does exactly what it should do, and does a fairly nice job at that. I'm just surprised, and a bit curious.
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mac-34
02 August 2007
Version: 2.0
i simply cannot imagine my mac without the lazy mouse. version 2.0 is awesome and works perfectly. bravo!!!
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Poikkeus
23 July 2007
Version: 1.1.3
After the retirement CursorZoom, another program that performed this same task, Lazy Mouse is the only game in town when it comes this extremely useful function. Although one should normally use keyboard shortcuts, this quite addictive. As long as you stay in Safari, it's probably money spent well. But the point is well taken - Firefox isn't covered (yet, at least), and for such a small app, it's little to ask.
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1.75
Noshortcuts
07 September 2006
Version: 1.1.3
I have installed Lazymouse on Mac OS X. There are three reasons I am removing it. 1. It does not work with Firefox and I spend alot of time in Firefox. On windows I have freeware that does work in all environments including Firefox. 2. It does not even work with itself. When the shareware window appears to see if I will register, the pointer does not go to it. 3. I am not sure I would consider paying for it even if it worked well for me.
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3.75
Sidetracked
20 August 2006
Version: 1.1.3
It certain does what it says simply and well. But personally I found $7 a bit much for the one trick, especially since hitting return does the same thing. BUT... I see that it has really helped some people, so I guess it's a 'try it and see if it helps you' sort of app.
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Kaiomai
28 June 2006
Version: 1.1.3
Honestly, and no offence to the developer, why would anyone pay for this? 6.95? I'm sorry... I hope I'm not hurting any feelings...
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Locutisofbored
26 February 2006
Version: 1.1.2
It is no doubt a useful program, but for those that don't know here's an even spedier alternative (and it requires no special programs): hit the return key to activate the default button operation.
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Anonymous
17 November 2005
Version: 1.1.1
When will LM offer a "return to starting position" feture? Then I'd pay! Hope the developer does this.
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4.25
Anonymous
31 August 2005
Version: 1.1.1
i love this lazymouse, too, but it causes toast to crash every time - yeah, i know for sure because when i removed it, toast worked fine again ... here's hoping the dev will have a look at this little issue ...
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4.5
Anonymous
14 July 2005
Version: 1.1.1
I love lazyMouse. Simple but gradually timesaving. Cheers!
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Anonymous
05 July 2005
Version: 1.1
As of version 1.1, there are no longer any known issues with Tiger. If you encounter a conflict, please let me know at feedback@oldjewelsoftware.com.
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Anonymous
10 May 2005
Version: 1.0.8
I like it, but it doesn't work properly after I install 10.4Tiger.
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Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 1.0.7
NOW IT'S A MEGABYTE to replace the "enter" key? What is this world coming to?
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Anonymous
23 June 2004
Version: 1.0.6
SnapTo had an option that made the mouse jump back to its previous location when the dialog closed. I would like to see that added here.
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Anonymous
20 June 2004
Version: 1.0.6
Wait a minute - 786 K to move a freaking mouse cursor? Somebody please wake up!
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Anonymous
20 June 2004
Version: 1.0.6
I want to bring a little attention to the previous poster's suggestion of moving the dialog box instead of the mouse. This seems to be a bit more intuitive, i.e. you don't get interrupted or lose your mouse location temporarily. Naturally, the dialog box shouldn't ever fall off the edge of the screen. Therefore the mouse wouldn't always make it onto the button, but this still seems to be a superior solution. Please consider it.
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Anonymous
20 June 2004
Version: 1.0.6
This feature has been in many mouse drivers on and off. It never realy catches on, because if the pointer was in the lower right corner and jumps to the upper right, you have to lift the mouse and move it to keep working. It's much better with a trackball, though. What I'd like is a program that moves the dialog box so the button is under my pointer - that would be useful. My preferred solution is a Logitech Mouseman Wheel with a large fourth button for my thumb. I set this to enter and use it to dismiss annoying dialogs. Logitech no longer makes a mouse quite like this one, but the MX500-series is similar, with two small buttons instead of one large. I guess you could tie them to enter and esc so you can answer yes and no, but I'd still prefer a larger button.
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Anonymous
13 June 2004
Version: 1.0.5
Havent used(OSX.1.5 user) , but if this is what i think it is. Then this has been in RISC OS ever since it was released. But nice to see somthing differnt for a change.:)
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4.5
Anonymous
16 May 2004
Version: 1.0.1
Okay, bought it. Still wish it were free, but it is worth the money. And yes there is a point to this software - sometimes the keyboard is more convenient, and sometimes the mouse is more convenient. This makes the cases where it's the mouse even more convenient.
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Anonymous
09 May 2004
Version: 1.0.1
You can hit return or enter key to press the default button in any window, this is built-in to the OS. There is no point to this software.
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Anonymous
09 May 2004
Version: 1.0.1
$6.85? What and odd price. Why don't you do this. Come up with the same thing as "Okey-dokey" bundle the two together and sell them for $15. In case you don't know what okey-dokey was, it set a timer on the default button, then after 90 or so seconds (your preference) it "pushed" the button. Nice with a sorta multitasking OS like Classic, very much needed on X.
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Anonymous
08 May 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I am the Anonymous from two reviews below this one. I just wanted to add that I do wish the cursor would jump to the center of the default button - right now it seems to jump to the right edge of the default button. Very minor gripe.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 May 2004
Version: 1.0
Spend the money. This app. is worth it. It works as well as Snap-To did. This feature should have been built into Mac OS from the very beginning.
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Anonymous
02 May 2004
Version: 1.0
The previous Anonymous took the words right out of my mouth. I used to use SnapTo and liked it, and I have always hoped in the back of my mind that something like that would come out for OS X. I don't know if I want to spend another $6.85 right now, though.
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Anonymous
01 May 2004
Version: 1.0
WOW!!! I've been waiting for this kind of app ever since OS X came out! FINALLY it's here!!! In OS 9 I really loved that old control panel called "Snap-To" that did the same thing as LazyMouse. Actually, when I was first trying-out OS X and worried I'd be losing more than I gained, it was the loss of Snap-To that gave me pause... Anyway, this little application does just as it claims and works great with no problems at all. It speeds up so many repetitive tasks, I can hardly tell you! Rob
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$9.95

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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