You can change the properties of the mouse object using its Property Inspector (Window > Properties).
Change mouse properties
Available Mouse Pointers List
Displays the available pointers. Click Browse to navigate to a custom file (CUR file format for Windows and PICT for Mac).
Straight Pointer Path
Select this option to have the pointer follow a straight path between its start and end points. By default, the pointer follows a curved path that gives the motion a more realistic look. You can change to a straight path if, for example, your project is a demonstration showing how to draw a line in a graphics program.
Reduce Speed Before Click
Select this option to slow the mouse movement down before the click occurs. This option is useful for a long mouse path that moves quickly and stops suddenly.
Mouse Click Sound
Select this option to play a sound when the pointer reaches its destination. Click the pop-up menu to select a sound (Single Click or Double Click). You can also select Browse and navigate to a sound file.
The time during which the pointer is displayed on the slide. If you select specific time, then specify the time.
Delay between the first appearance of the slide and the first appearance of the slide pointer.
You can double the size of the pointer. Large pointers emphasize mouse movement and are also helpful if you are creating accessible projects.
Pointer size is set on a slide-by-slide basis, so you choose exactly the slides that require the larger pointer.
Change mouse movements
You can change mouse movements for an individual slide. For example, you may want to emphasize mouse movement in a screenshot so that it is more obvious to the viewer.
If you change the pointer on a slide, the starting pointer location changes on the next slide. Preview your project to ensure that mouse movement flows smoothly from slide to slide.
You can’t align mouse movement to a previous slide. Make sure that you manually change the starting point of the mouse on the first project slide containing mouse movements.
You may need the pointer to be completely still during the playback of a slide and have it align properly with the previous or next slide. In this case, it is difficult to manually position the pointer correctly. Adobe Captivate can solve the problem by automatically aligning the pointer to the same position as the previous or next slide in the project.
By default, Adobe Captivate creates curved mouse paths on slides for a realistic, natural feel. However, a straight mouse path is sometimes preferable, for example, showing movement across a toolbar.
You can set the curved or straight mouse movement option for an individual slide.
Set mouse click effect
You can set a mouse click color or effect. Use this option to add a quick burst of color or special effect around the pointer to emphasize mouse clicks during project playback.
Select Default. Click the color box to open the Color dialog box. Select a color and click OK.
Select Custom. Select an option from the pop-up menu. To preview these options, select one and click Play. The SWF file plays in the small Preview window on the right. You can also select Browse in the pop-up menu and navigate to a SWF file.
Change mouse click sounds on an individual slide
You can change the default mouse click sound that plays whenever the mouse reaches the end of its movement path. For example, you can change from single clicks to double clicks to reflect the correct action in a workflow. You can also suppress all click sounds.
If you do not want a mouse click sound to play, deselect Mouse Click Sound.
For a single-click sound (the sound of a mouse button being pressed once), select Mouse Click Sound and then select Single Click from the menu.
For a double-click sound (the sound of a mouse button being pressed twice), select Mouse Click Sound and then select Double Click.
To browse to an alternative sound for a mouse click, select Mouse Click Sound and then click browse button. The Open dialog box appears, letting you browse to an mp3 file.
To preview the selected mouse click sound, click the Play button.
Enable the mouse wheel
When recording, you can choose to enable mouse wheel movement to initiate full motion recording. The project starts recording in video mode when there is mouse wheel movement during recording.