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  • I suffer from repetitive strain injury and this really helps me prevent the symptoms from getting worse.
  • My wrist thanks you!
  • DwellClick has become something that I need as soon as I start using my computer.
  • I have arthritis in my hand. DwellClick makes browsing and clicking very easy.
  • DwellClick is ideally suited to my need for complete hands-free operation (I am a quadraplegic)
  • DwellClick really is making a big difference to my 'post mouse' pain factor!!
  • I can't work for long periods without it.
  • It’s a huge relief to my right hand, which has actually grown sore from clicking.
  • A welcome relief to the irritation in my carpal tunnel of both wrists

DwellClick lets you use your Mac without clicking. You point, it clicks . DwellClick will drag for you. Point at windows and resize areas to auto-drag, and use the control panel for anything else. Save thousands of clicks per day. Drag hands-free with total control.

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For macOS 10.9 and above
This app is no longer maintained and there will be no further updates
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What is dwell clicking?

Dwell clicking enables clickless operation of your computer. Just point with your mouse or trackpad, and DwellClick clicks for you.

Why use DwellClick?

By avoiding the repetitive clicking action, you protect your hands from the damage that can build up with long-term computer use.

DwellClick helps relieve RSI and it's also great for anyone with difficulty a clicking physical mouse button, including head-tracker users.


Auto click. Click by just pointing the mouse.

Move and resize. Automatically grab windows and resizable areas.

Pop-up panel. Choose from double click, drag and Control-click.

Handsfree. Floating control panel, designed for head-tracker users.

Audio and visual feedback. Subtle animation and sounds confirm your actions.

Drag like magic. Just move the mouse when DwellClick clicks, to turn it into a drag.

Click with the keyboard. Set your own hotkey for each type of click.

Modifier key lock. Tap ⇧, ⌃, ⌥ or ⌘ to set that modifier for the next click.

→ For more information see the User Guide.


See the DwellClick User Guide to learn about all DwellClick's features.

To get in touch, email support@pilotmoon.com or tweet @pilotmoon.


DwellClick works with any standard mouse or trackpad, including multi-touch trackpads, Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse. Also supports head-trackers, joysticks, trackballs, graphics tablets and pretty much any pointing device.

Release Notes

Version 2.2.4 (1 Apr 2016)

  • Updated for compatbility with OS X 10.11.4.
  • The minimum system requirement is now OS X 10.9.
  • Version 2.2.3 (25 Mar 2015)

    • Multi-touch trackpad finger detection now works again, after the OS X 10.10.2 update broke it. (Thanks everyone who reported problems and helped test the beta.)
    • Fixed bug where dwell clicking on Safari's address bar would activate auto drag, in 10.10.
    • Fixed rendering of the About window click counter's Reset button, on 10.10.
    • Fixed a crash that could happen when opening the preferences window.

    Version 2.2.2 (30 Oct 2014)

    • Updated for compatability with OS X Yosemite.

    Version 2.2.1 (10 Apr 2014)

    • Multi-touch trackpad options now include “Click only when I keep my finger on the pad”.
    • Solve issue where Fn key was hard-coded as a shortcut, which could interfere with OS X features like Dictation.
    • Fixed a typo in the welcome screen.
    • Other small fixes and tweaks.

    Version 2.2 (10 Sep 2013)

    • Fixes to get DwellClick ready for OS X Mavericks
    • Fixed bug where DwellClick would not click on some menu bar icons
    • Updated graphics for retina displays

    Version 2.1.2a (12 Oct 2012)

    • Signed for Gatekeeper.

    Version 2.1.2 (30 Mar 2012)

    • Fixed a bug where DwellClick's graphics would appear as a white box for some users.

    Version 2.1.1 (7 Feb 2012)

    • Fixed auto-drag window resizing on OS X Lion 10.7.3.

    Version 2.1 (15 Jan 2012)

    • Floating control panel. Added an on-screen control panel that allows full use of DwellClick without needing to press the keyboard. This improves DwellClick for users of head trackers and other hands free input devices.
    • Clickless switch-on. When DwellClick is off, you can turn it on by hovering over the menu bar icon for 1 second.
    • The graphic symbol displayed above the mouse pointer showing the selected modifier next click is now more subtle, and can be turned off.
    • Added an option in prefs to turn off the one-tap modifier feature.
    • Removed the keyboard shortcut for Locked Drag. As an alternative, press the shortcut for Drag twice.
    • The button panels now highlight in grey if your Mac is set to the Graphite theme.
    • The layout of preferences is changed.
    • The DwellClick animation no longer appears in the corner of screenshots taken with Command-Shift-4.
    • Fixed a bug where the keyboard shortcut for DwellClick On/Off would interfere with the pop-up panel.

    Version 2.0.9 (20 July 2011)

    • Updated for compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion.

    Version 2.0.4 (19 April 2011)

    • New: You can now use a custom keyboard shortcut instead of the Fn key.
    • New: Option-click the ‘+’ button to add the most recently clicked app to the blocked apps list.
    • Change: DwellClick Preferences is now a floating window.
    • Fix: Pressing a keyboard equivalent no longer cancels out the currently selected modifier.

    Version 2.0 (24 Mar 2011)

    • DwellClick 2.0 is a major update. It brings a streamlined new interface and more precise control over dragging.
    • A new pop-up panel replaces the control panel. Activate it by pressing the Fn key.
    • Drag lock: you can now lock a drag to stop it from ending until you say so.
    • One touch modifiers: tap a modifier key and you don’t have to hold it down as you click.
    • Press Esc key any time to prevent the next click.
    • Streamlined preferences, focusing only on the most important options.
    • Other tweaks and fixes.