December 1, 2008 in Mac OSX (E)
[prMac.com] Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Rainer Brockerhoff has announced version 1.0 of Klicko, a small freeware utility that blocks undesired click-through in application windows. In the Classic days, if you wanted to use a window that wasn't frontmost, you could click anywhere on it to bring it to the front. Mac OS X introduced a feature called "click-through" where certain controls, like the "traffic-light" buttons in the window title, would work even for background windows. Applications can also make other controls, or even the entire window, work with click-through.
If you, too, think click-through is inconsistent and annoying, Klicko will be useful.
Klicko is a simple Cocoa application. It doesn't hack the system, other applications, inject code or do anything magic. Just run it, and the Classic behavior will be back: you must first click anywhere inside a background to bring it to the front.
* Klicko can be instructed to not act on any of a list of applications, or
* Klicko can act only on specific applications in a list.
* Klicko will momentarily let through any clicks with a modifier key.
* Clicks on the window "traffic light" buttons continue to work.
* It can run in the Dock or in the menu bar.
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Rainer Brockerhoff has been programming since 1969, for the Mac since 1984. His RBSplitView open-source framework is used by nearly a hundred published applications, and several other shareware and freeware applications can be found on his website. Copyright 1969-2008 Rainer Brockerhoff. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.