Pointer Pointer finds a photo of people pointing at your pointer


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/18/pointer-pointer-finds-a-photo.html


#2

I could spend entirely too much time of my day doing that. Although I think I may have stumped it on my third move, but when I tried to take a screenshot to show the offending location, my pointer predictably didn’t show up in the screenshot.


#3

This! This is a great example of what the InterTubes was invented for. :+1:


#4

I thought it was for cats?


#5

Something weird going on top-right? It moves the picture to align with the pointer, but go far enough and it moves the finger off screen.


#6

No, it does that all over the place. It seems to divide the web page into zones and has a single picture assigned to each zone. It will slightly shift the picture to keep the finger aligned with your cursor. Just by eyeballing it the areas are about 30-40 pixels square.


#7

I felt self conscious while using it.


#8

It works on mobile too! It makes for some nice symmetry as I point to a spot on my screen with my own finger and someone immediately points back.


#9

Pretty fucking impressive


#10

Did anyone else see the headline and think “your pointer” was a euphemism for something else?


#11

Ah c’mon, how am I supposed to get anything done the rest of the day? :disappointed:


#12

I wonder why it takes so long? I was hoping for Xeyes-like responsiveness


#13

Can this be built into windows to help find the mouse when I lose it on a multiscreen setup?

“Where’s the damn mouse pointer?” ‘click’ “Ah, there it is!”


#14

My Toshiba Satellite laptop has a setting (dunno if it’s a Win10 thing or a Toshiba thing) that I have turned on that briefly displays a shrinking circle around wherever my pointer happens to be, whenever I hit the CTRL key. It’s quite handy. Check your accessibility settings and you too might find it.


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