You can't beat this kind of convenience



  • Wow. It does exactly what it says it does.

    http://www.viziware.com/ribbonclicker.html



  • Excuse my ignorance, but WTF is a ribbon anyway?  Why would someone need to click it?



  • Would someone with Office 2007 like to try the 15-day trial and explain this a little better?  Might or might not be a WTF, depending.




  • All it does is automatically click when you hover over a button for a certain amount of time (1/4 second, or whatever you configure).



  • @dphunct said:

    Excuse my ignorance, but WTF is a ribbon anyway?  Why would someone need to click it?

     

    WHO? Who doesn't want to click the ribbon?



  • Best ribbon clicker ever. An amazing achievement.



  • @djork said:

    All it does is automatically click when you hover over a button for a certain amount of time (1/4 second, or whatever you configure).

    Ah, nice. So now I have to be careful where my cursor rests when I'm typing. Also, I'd much rather have an immediate click than wait a quarter of a second.



  • A normal user who clicks 300 times a day?  Wouldn't a normal user purchase the full version rather than click 300 times a day?

    I'd have to say that there isn't a single thing that I do 300 times a day, much less click on (what I suppose are) ads.



  • 1. Boost productivity. The more clicking you do, the more time you waste. Save hige amounts of time with Ribbon Clicker.

    Obviously you can't use spell checking with this.



  • the ironic thing is that you will actually be wasting time by waiting for it to click instead of actually clicking yourself....



  • @vertex said:

    1. Boost productivity. The more clicking you do, the more time you waste. Save hige amounts of time with Ribbon Clicker.

    Obviously you can't use spell checking with this.

     

    Not to mention "seperate tab" in the screenshot.

     



  • This is the difference between focus-follow-mouse and click-to-focus (any X user should recognise this). Windows has always used only click-to-focus. I have seen millions of stupid little applications adding focus-follows-mouse mode to Windows; this one just happens to be specific to Office 2007.

    It's kinda pathetic that Windows doesn't already include focus-follows-mouse for those users who prefer it, but it's not intrinsically better, it's purely a matter of personal preference, and the advertising on this "product" is amusingly insane.



  • @asuffield said:

    It's kinda pathetic that Windows doesn't already include focus-follows-mouse for those users who prefer it, but it's not intrinsically better, it's purely a matter of personal preference, and the advertising on this "product" is amusingly insane.

    This is available on Windows. It can be set by using the PowerToy TweakUI from Microsoft, in the Mouse->X_Mouse section. I don't care for it myself, but for those who do, it's there. 



  • Hmmmm.  There was a thread about this on the Joel on Software Forums yesterday, but it was apparently quietly deleted.  Not sure why.

    So really, that's all it does?  I don't have Office 2007 to find out for myself.   But that doesn't seem like it would save any time at all.  It's a lot faster to just click the damn button instead of hovering and waiting for it to click itself.  Or, if you really want to save time, just assign or use a built-in keyboard shortcut.   Or record a macro.

     



  • @KenW said:

    @asuffield said:

    It's kinda pathetic that Windows doesn't already include focus-follows-mouse for those users who prefer it, but it's not intrinsically better, it's purely a matter of personal preference, and the advertising on this "product" is amusingly insane.

    This is available on Windows. It can be set by using the PowerToy TweakUI from Microsoft, in the Mouse->X_Mouse section. I don't care for it myself, but for those who do, it's there. 

    There's a similar accessibility function in Windows: clicklock. I tried it once becuase accurate drag operations, such as selections in Photoshop, are a strain on the hand. Hold for a short while, let go, and the Thing is locked under your cursor.

    Unfortunately, it disables dragging when you do want to (such as hand tool/panning), so it's really quite useless.



  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]@djork said:

    All it does is automatically click when you hover over a button for a certain amount of time (1/4 second, or whatever you configure).

    Ah, nice. So now I have to be careful where my cursor rests when I'm typing. Also, I'd much rather have an immediate click than wait a quarter of a second.

    [/quote]

     

    I have a solution to both of your problems. 

     

    So now I have to be careful where my cursor rests when I'm typing:  You submit an enhancement request that pops up a dialogue box asking if you really wanted to click the button.   

     Also, I'd much rather have an immediate click than wait a quarter of a second:  Set the timer to 1ms



  • @RandomPoster said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]@djork said:

    All it does is automatically click when you hover over a button for a certain amount of time (1/4 second, or whatever you configure).

    Ah, nice. So now I have to be careful where my cursor rests when I'm typing. Also, I'd much rather have an immediate click than wait a quarter of a second.

     

    I have a solution to both of your problems. 

     

    So now I have to be careful where my cursor rests when I'm typing:  You submit an enhancement request that pops up a dialogue box asking if you really wanted to click the button.   

     Also, I'd much rather have an immediate click than wait a quarter of a second:  Set the timer to 1ms

    [/quote]

    I always picture in my mind the stuff people say. And just now I imagined setting that timer to 1ms and then passing the cursor through a menu or a button strip. And that gave me a nice idea for an April's Fools Day for the next year, to be implemented in my college's labs...


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