"click drag" cursor effect needed

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The cursor effects are nice, but they are missing the concept of "Mouse down" and "Mouse up"

It would be nice to have the animation (ripples, rings, warp) persist while the mouse is down, then disappear while it is up.

The viewer cannot differentiate between a click, and a click drag.

And if you really want to do it right, the sound effects need to be separated between mouse down and mouse up as well.
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maybe I'm missing something, but doesn't a click-drag show mouse movement, where a plain click shows a static mouse?
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It's entirely possible that I'm the one missing something.

I want the user to know when I've pressed the mouse down, and when I release it.
Currently it shows only the mouse down.  There is no animation difference between mouse down and mouse down and up.

Here's my first Camtasia video ever trying to show what I mean
http://www.screencast.com/t/sMtVcMabu
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Bruce, thanks for the example

here is one way to do it ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/1FBry9S6uX

but, your request would make a nice enchantment to CS
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Thanks Kayakman for the tip/time.
I assume you split the .trec clip at mouse down and mouse up, then applied highlight to the cursor effect?

The other option (the route I've taken) is to use a third party bit of software that helps.

I started with a bit of freeware called "Liquid Click Delight", which the author states is a "proof of concept" rather than an actual product.  It adds ripples, and you can adjust the the characteristic of the ripples nicely (duration, size, number or ripples, ripple speed).

I wanted more and decided to drop down 15 euros for a really nice piece of software called "SpotOnTheMouse".  Obviously a lot of thought/development has gone into this application.  I haven't used it for long, but have found no issues over a few days' use.  It differentiates, visually, between the following
  • Double click
  • Single click
  • Mouse down
  • Mouse up
  • Keystroke modified (Shift, Alt, Ctrl)
http://www.screencast.com/t/oZf5Kf3WQbJ
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Bad link for demo.
Go here instead http://www.screencast.com/t/DHBakIrB
(this'll be erased when I run out of storage at Screencast, sorry)
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interesting; I was able to view the demo initially using the original link ...

it's dead now, but new one works
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glad you found a solution that serves your needs

and yes, I split the trec where I applied the highlight effect on/off
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