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Chapter 11. Layout with Styles > Changing the Cursor

Changing the Cursor

Normally, the browser takes care of the cursor shape for you, using an arrow most of the time, and a pointing finger to highlight links. CSS lets you take the reigns.

To change the cursor

1.
Type cursor:.

2.
Type pointer for the cursor that usually appears over links , default for an arrow , crosshair , move , wait , help , or text .

Or type auto to get whatever cursor usually appears in that situation.

Or type x-resize to get a double-sided arrow, where x is the cardinal direction one of the arrows should point—that is, n (north), nw (northwest), e (east), etc. For example, the e-resize cursor might look like this: .


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