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I just want a little utility that monitors mouse clicks so that when one occurs a visual bubble effect (or something similar) occurs, similar to something you might see in a screencast.

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This Windows option;

mouse circle image

Together with an AutoHotkey script similar to;

~LButton::
Send {Ctrl}
return

~LButton UP::
Send {Ctrl}
return

(Every mouse click (down & up) fires a Ctrl briefly)

As pointed out by Paolo you can even change the Mouse setting as part of the script:

DllCall("SystemParametersInfo", UInt, 0x101D, UInt, 0, UInt, 1, UInt, 0) ;SPI_SETMOUSESONAR ON

OnExit, ExitSub
ExitSub:
   DllCall("SystemParametersInfo", UInt, 0x101D, UInt, 0, UInt, 0, UInt, 0) ;SPI_SETMOUSESONAR OFF
   ExitApp
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I have fixed the suggestion here (and thanks for putting me onto AutoHotKey). It took me hours to figure out the fix. I added a single character (the tilde ~) that enabled the normal operation of the mouse to pass through. I have also modified the example so that not only a mouse-click release, but also the intial mouse-click generates the effect. – user119439 Feb 21 '12 at 13:46
    
Nice find! Thanks for the edit. – RJFalconer Mar 3 '12 at 11:30
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It is possible to automatically change the mouse settings. See this link: autohotkey.com/board/topic/… – Paolo Fulgoni Dec 3 '14 at 15:00

I don't know if this is what you are looking for but I take a guess:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1908-visual-effects-settings-change.html

Hope this will help!

David.

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