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Point-N-Click is a FREE stand-alone on-screen virtual mouse designed for anyone with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to click a physical computer mouse. As long as they can move a mouse, trackball or other pointing device, they can send mouse clicks to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window and even many that are full screen.

Do you only need a little help?  Maybe you just have difficulty double clicking or switching to right clicking?  Try ClickAid mouse helper designed for anyone who has difficulty switching between mouse buttons or double clicking on a physical computer mouse. It will work with all mouse systems including head mice, tablet PCs, and touch screen devices.

Point-N-Click also acts as a companion product to Lake Software’s Click-N-Type.  It uses AutoMouse a feature similar to AutoClick for those who find clicking the mouse button difficult or impossible. 

Point-N-Click was designed with ease of use foremost in mind. Yes, it's FREE. No charge and no strings attached. 

The combination of Point-N-Click and Click-N-Type or other virtual keyboard will give the user complete freedom to use a computer. Accessing features like starting and closing programs, context menus and browser "Address:" fields, Email "To:" addresses, Email "Subject:" fields, dialog boxes like "Open" and "Save As...", and many other problematic applications. The user will even be able to play many games even if they run in full screen mode.  The main window is icon based and does not require reading skills or language translation. Even a young child can use it.

Point-N-Click is a 32 bit Windows® application and runs on the following operating systems: Windows® 95/98/NT4.x/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7.

Please contact us at Polital Enterprises (Point-N-Click@polital.com) with your comments or questions.  We are interested in what you have to say.

Full Function Point-N-Click Form

Notice, the buttons are big so you can hit them.  Of course, when not in use Point-N-Click can be hidden so it's out of your way but ready to pop up with the sweep of the mouse pointer.

 

The form is user configurable so that if you don't need a function you don't have to see the button. 

Don't like the size?  Just resize it to what YOU need. 

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New

Version 2.10.1

Fixes some problems with very large monitors.

 

 

New Feature:  Full Vista support and Windows 7

Known Issues:

Currently Point-N-Click is unable to send keys to programs that have been started by the User Account Control.  There are several work-arounds for this problem.  You may use any of them:


Looking for foreign language Language Packs?  You'll find several by clicking here.
Language Packs make Point-N-Click usable in languages other than English.

Help wanted!  If you can translate from English to another language, have at least some understanding of configuring computers and are willing to donate your efforts to help others, we would be glad to hear from you.  Click here to see the part we are seeking help with.  Just Email us at Point-N-Click@polital.com.

 


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Point-N-Click LogoRemoving Point-N-Click Point-N-Click LogoNew Features Point-N-Click LogoLicense
Point-N-Click LogoSome Links to checkout Point-N-Click LogoCan You Help?

 


Point-N-Click LogoWhy Point-N-Click
The creator of Click-N-Type is a long time friend and when we were told about the program and why it was written  . . .

"A friend has a sister who is a quadriplegic with some very limited use of her right hand and wrist.  That was just about enough to operate a Trackball and click her way through Internet browser links.  When it came time to type anything in, she was stuck.  Well, I spent more than a week searching for "Virtual keyboards."  After all, someone had to have written one that suited her needs.  Sure -  There were free ones, Shareware ones of all prices, and some commercial "Buy it now, see if it works later" programs.  With the exception of one Hardware solution that came in at not much less than $1K, they all had one thing in common.  Under most situations, they just didn't work!  After investigating a little more about how Win32 really worked, I decided to just write the darned thing and stop wasting time.  I also found it appalling to see how many people were trying to Stick-It-To the disabled for a product that would cost little or nothing if it wasn't targeted to people who really needed it."

. . . We agreed to do some testing.  While testing Click-N-Type on various Windows Operating Systems and seeing the obvious value of the AutoClick feature we decided to follow a good example and carry the concept one step further creating an AutoMouse feature making the computer even more accessible to the disabled.  Why should a severely disabled person be limited to only one program that someone else has to open for them?  Point-N-Click was born.


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Point-N-Click LogoAvailable Language Packs

Translate Menus and Messages:
Although the unmodified Point-N-Click was designed for a decidedly English speaking user community, the ability to change the displayed text of Menus and Messages, makes its use in other languages possible.  Translating all the text displayed by Point-N-Click is beyond the capability of Polital Enterprises.  This task should also not be left for the end user, but rather delegated to a "Translator."  Once the Translator has completed their job, a single resource file may be placed in the Point-N-Click Install Folder, and Point-N-Click will "speak" the new language.  Translators should read and follow the Help file instructions to translate the Messages-English.txt template provided with Point-N-Click.

Hopefully the lack of a language pack for a particular language will not present serious problems for the user since the main user interface is icon based and only the configuration program text needs translation.  The average user should have little reason to run the configuration program after the initial getting started configuration of AutoClick, AutoMouse, and Mouse Sensitivity.

Download Instructions For Language Packs: After downloading the language pack run it. It will install the Messages.txt in your Point-N-Click directory.  That's all there is to it.

We encourage anyone using the Message Translation feature to donate the files they've worked on, so others may benefit from an edition of Point-N-Click that functions in their language.  Below you will find:

Traditional Chinese Language Pack
Messages_Chinese.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Traditional-Chinese (Includes Version 2.1 Support)  -
A Chinese edition of Point-N-Click is shown on the left.  Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Tsung-Che Wu of Taipei we can offer the Traditional-Chinese Language PackTsung-Che Wu can be reached at http://cproxomitron.cjb.net if you speak the language.  I guess you wouldn't be clicking around here if you didn't. *^_^*

Tsung-Che has not been able to complete the translation of the new parts of this Language Pack.  KM Chong at has come to the rescue and completed the translation.  Thank you.  Many people will be grateful.

Portions of this Language Pack are untranslated.

Mexican Spanish Language Pack
Messages_Spanish.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Mexican Spanish  -
A Mexican Spanish edition of Point-N-Click is shown on the left.  Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Eugenio Botello Jr. of México we can offer the Mexican Spanish Language PackEugenio Botello Jr. can be reached at if you speak the language.  I guess you wouldn't be clicking around here if you didn't. *^_^*

French Language Pack
Messages_French.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

French  -
A French edition of Point-N-Click is shown on the left.  Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of André Delaunois  of Belgium we can offer the French Language Pack .  If you wish to reach  André Delaunois his email address is available in the Messages.txt file.  It will appear in the 'Help | About Point-N-Click' box after Messages.txt is installed.

Italian Language Pack
Messages_Italian.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Italian  -
Marco Del Dottore from A.R.E.A. located in Turin, Italy, web site http://www.areato.org email have been nice enough to supply the translation.  A.R.E.A - is dedicated to providing useful links to software and hardware that aid Italian speaking people with help in communication and computer access.

Dutch Language Pack
Messages_Dutch.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Dutch  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Paul Kavelaars from Holland we can offer the Dutch Language Pack.   His web site is http://members1.chello.nl/~p.kavelaarsPaul Kavelaars can be reached at .

Danish Language Pack
Messages_Danish.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Danish  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Gerd Nielsen from Denmark we can offer the Danish Language Pack.   Gerd Nielsen can be reached at .

Hungarian Language Pack
Messages_Hungarian.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Hungarian  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of József Tamás Herczeg from Magyarország we can offer the Hungarian Language Pack.  József Tamás Herczeg can be reached at .

Finnish Language Pack
Messages_Finnish.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Finnish  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Juha Haukijärvi  of Finland we can offer the Finnish Language Pack .  If you wish to reach  Juha Haukijärvi the email address is available in the Messages.txt file.  It will appear in the 'Help | About Point-N-Click' box after Messages.txt is installed.

Portuguese Language Pack
Messages_Portuguese.exe

Approximate Download time: 20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Portuguese  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Victor Biscaia  of Portugal we can offer the Portuguese Language Pack .  

German Language Pack
Messages_German.exe

Approximate Download time:
20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

German  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Michael  of Germany we can offer the German Language Pack .  

Russian Language Pack
Messages_Russian.exe

Approximate Download time:
20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Russian  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Georgios Pambukidis we can offer the Russian Language Pack .   Georgios Pambukidis can be reached at if you speak the language. I guess you wouldn't be clicking around here if you didn't *^_^*

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Polish Language Pack
Messages_Polish.exe

Approximate Download time:
20 seconds with 56k modem

Language Pack:

Polish  -
Thanks to the translation efforts and generosity of Krzysztof Poniecki we can offer the Polish Language Pack .   Krzysztof Poniecki can be reached at if you speak the language. I guess you wouldn't be clicking around here if you didn't *^_^*

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Point-N-Click LogoDownloading and Installing Point-N-Click:
 


Point-N-Click
Version 2.6.7
PNCzip.exe
Approximate Download time: 6 1/2 minutes with 56k modem

The self extracting  installation files for both the latest version of Point-N-Click and the Help files.   We're really sorry about the size of this file, but it can't be helped.  Although most people already have most of the support files, We can't guarantee it.  So, even though the program is small, the installation package has to be this big.

Note: Wherever you install to, that directory should be empty before installing.  Note Well:  If you have installed a previous version of Point-N-Click that did not use the Installer2Go you MUST Remove it first.  All your settings will be remembered when you reinstall.

NOTE: If you install in Windows XP SP2 you may see a warning window stating that “The publisher could not be verified” and asking “Are you sure you want to run this software?” The warning is displayed because we cannot afford to pay a substantial yearly fee to Verisign for digital signatures to ‘identify’ our software. Please understand that by downloading our software from our website you are getting more proof that this is our software than you would get from a digital signature. 

NOTE Vista users you no longer have to be an "Administrator" to install or run Point-N-Click. However, you need to have "Administrator" Privileges to install Point-N-Click . If your account is a "Standard User", Vista will prompt you for an Administrator/Password to use while installing. If your account is already an "Administrator", you will simply be prompted to "Allow" the installation to continue. 

Download the PNCzip.exe installation file.

The PNCzip.exe download is now a self contained setup program created by Installer2Go.  This is the latest Point-N-Click Version.   We now use the Microsoft Windows Installer to keep the installation as small and robust as possible.  If you have a very old system that doesn't have the Windows Installer, it will be downloaded and installed for you before proceeding.

Just download the PNCzip.exe installation program, run it and follow the instructions.  After accepting the default installation steps, you will find Point-N-Click on your "Start | Programs" menu. 

In the unlikely event of problems finding the Windows Installer:
  • Windows Installer for Windows 95/98/ME - InstMsiA.exe
  • Windows Installer for Windows 2000/NT - InstMsiW.exe
  • The Windows Installer is part of all Windows XP systems.

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Point-N-Click LogoRemoving Point-N-Click:

Follow the instructions below to smoothly remove Point-N-Click from your system.  Note:  If you are upgrading to a newer version of Point-N-Click, you MUST follow these instructions to remove it before reinstalling the new version on your system.  All your previous settings will be remembered when you reinstall.
 

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Point-N-Click LogoNew Features:

Note:  If you are upgrading to a newer version of Point-N-Click from version 2.3.x or older, you MUST remove the old version before installing the new version on your system.  All your previous settings will be remembered when you reinstall. When upgrading from newer versions of Point-N-Click it is not necessary to uninstall the old version first.

 

New FeaturesPoint-N-Click version 2.10.1 

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Point-N-Click version 2.6.7 

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Point-N-Click version 2.5.6 

 

The following fixes and new features have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.5.4.  

 

The following fixes and new features have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.4.28.  

 

The following fixes and new features have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.4.18.  

 

The following fixes have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.4.11.  There are no new features in this version.

 

The following fixes and new features have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.4.3

 

The following additions have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.3

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The following fixes have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.2.19

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The following features have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.2.18

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The following fixes have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.1.14

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The following fixes have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.1.13

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The following fixes and additions have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.1.12

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The following fixes and additions have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.1.10

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The following fixes and additions have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.1

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The following fixes and additions have been added to Point-N-Click version 2.  

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Point-N-Click LogoPoint-N-Click Freeware License:
And now having said all that, you can read our obligatory Legal Notice by clicking here.

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Point-N-Click LogoSome Links to check out:      CAST: Bobby WorldWide Approved 508

Disability Resource Directory - Disability Resource Guide to the Internet

Pink Flamingo's URL Lists - Accessibility Resources

Closing The Gap - Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation

Families of SMA - Families of Spinal Muscula Atrophy on-line information and resource center

ABLEDATA - Database of Assistive Technology

The CTS  Place - Site devoted to people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Trace Research and Development Center - Designing a More Usable World for All

SpeechTx.com - Speech-Language Pathologists

March-Of-Faces - Site devoted to people with ALS and their caregivers.

TetraMouse - Low-cost, no-hands, precision, full function mouth (lips or tongue operated) mouse.

Accessibility - Computer and Software Accessibility for the Disabled by Lisa Richards

Understanding  assistive needs of students - a collection of classroom technologies for varying abilities and needs.

Below are some of the Independent Reviews and Ratings along with some other Shareware and Freeware sites who have listed us.  You may want to check them out:

Link To Freeware Files.com Link to Freeware World Team Link To Only Freeware Link to FreewareHome
Link To completelyfreesoftware.com Link To SofoTex.com Link to NoBuck$ Freeware Connection Link To BumperSoft - Software for Persons with Disabilities
Link to SAFE (Stroke Awareness for Everyone) provides information and support to those touched by stroke. Link To toget.pchome.com.tw in Taiwan Directory of free stuff - Prospector! Link to FiberDownload.com
Get it from CNET Download.com! - Listing/Reviews WareSeeker.com

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