How to trigger enlarged mouse pointer without shaking the mouse

by Dave Land   Last Updated May 16, 2019 01:12 AM

There's a feature on OS X at least since El Capitan, but possibly earlier that enlarges the mouse pointer when you shake the mouse. In fact, it's called Shake mouse pointer to locate (under Accessibility > Display) and it's enabled by default.

I want to be able to briefly "pulse" the size of the pointer to draw attention to something on screen, but without moving the pointer away from what I am trying to highlight.

I know that there are 3rd party add-ons that do this sort of thing by drawing stuff on the screen where the pointer is, but does anybody know if it's possible to trigger the built-in OS mouse enlargement briefly other than by shaking the mouse?

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