CursorAttention 1.2

06/26/2008 - 23:28

Update 1/03/2010:Download the latest version from here

I received a few emails asking for a version of PenAttention that runs on Windows XP (not Tablet PC edition), primarily for folks using an external tablet like a Wacom USB tablet. Apparently the cursor still gets changed to a dot for those using external tablets, but the Tablet PC extensions that the program assumes exist cause the program to crash.

As a result I've come up with CursorAttention. This program is almost identical to PenAttention, except it doesn't automatically detect if you're using the pen or the mouse and only do the highlighting if the pen is used. It just always applies the highlight or always changes the icon no matter if you use the pen or mouse. You can manually revert back to a regular mouse pointer or pen cursor with just a few clicks, though.

To download the installer for this program click the link below:

IMPORTANT: If the program installs but the highlight doesn't follow your pen, try installing this Microsoft redistributable update for C++:

UPDATE #2: If the program doesn't install or there is flickering, check this post:

UPDATE #3: Here is a version that runs on a 64 bit OS.

This works great, I use

This works great, I use OneNote with a Wacom usb tablet and lost always contact with the "dot" pointer After trying I found out that cursor attention does the same for normal pc as pen attention does for tablet pc.

Thank's very much for creating this program.

Thank you for this wonderful

Thank you for this wonderful tool! David

Thank you so much for this!

Thank you so much for this! This enables me to use OneNote effectively in my classes now. I'm amazed Microsoft hasn't added this feature themselves, because it is impossible to see the pen as it is currently implemented. Great work on your part.

Thank you so much for this!

Thank you so much for this! I tried PenAttention first, but couldn't get it to work at all (Vista Ultimate, using an Aiptek Graphics Tablet), was getting desperate until I saw CursorAttention - which is stunning and does EXACTLY what I need.

A superb tool for teaching, thanks again

David Miles
International School of Dhaka