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Re: Mouse cursor properties

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  • Subject: [mg81929] Re: [mg81887] Mouse cursor properties
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 05:26:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I have a related question: Is it possible to change the style of the 
mouse cursor when it is over a Graphics3D object?

The default is a pair of curving arrows, to suggest the action of 
rotating the graphic.  However, when the Graphics3D object includes 
tooltips identifying objects in the 3d-graphic, the sheer size and lack 
of a pointer in that default cursor makes it hard to actually point to 

markholtuk wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anyone know if it is possible to change the style of the mouse
> cursor from the default arrow to, let's say, crosshairs when the
> cursor is moved over graphics? I have a graphics window within a
> Manipulate panel that I click to retrieve co-ordinates. It's not a
> real problem using the default cursor, but I would prefer something
> more aesthetic!
> Thanks in anticipation,
> Mark
> Mark R. Holt, BA, PhD,
> Room 3.28
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