CSS cursor Property


Example

Some different cursors:

span.crosshair {
    cursor: crosshair;
}

span.help {
    cursor: help;
}

span.wait {
    cursor: wait;
}

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Definition and Usage

The cursor property specifies the type of cursor to be displayed when pointing on an element.

Default value: auto
Inherited: yes
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS2
JavaScript syntax: object.style.cursor="crosshair" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
cursor 5.0 5.5 4.0 5.0 9.6

CSS Syntax

cursor: value;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
alias The cursor indicates an alias of something is to be created Play it »
all-scroll The cursor indicates that something can be scrolled in any direction Play it »
auto Default. The browser sets a cursor Play it »
cell The cursor indicates that a cell (or set of cells) may be selected Play it »
context-menu The cursor indicates that a context-menu is available Play it »
col-resize The cursor indicates that the column can be resized horizontally Play it »
copy The cursor indicates something is to be copied Play it »
crosshair The cursor render as a crosshair Play it »
default The default cursor Play it »
e-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved right (east) Play it »
ew-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor Play it »
grab The cursor indicates that something can be grabbed Play it »
grabbing The cursor indicates that something can be grabbed Play it »
help The cursor indicates that help is available Play it »
move The cursor indicates something is to be moved Play it »
n-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved up (north) Play it »
ne-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved up and right (north/east) Play it »
nesw-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor Play it »
ns-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor Play it »
nw-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved up and left (north/west) Play it »
nwse-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor Play it »
no-drop The cursor indicates that the dragged item cannot be dropped here Play it »
none No cursor is rendered for the element Play it »
not-allowed The cursor indicates that the requested action will not be executed Play it »
pointer The cursor is a pointer and indicates a link Play it »
progress The cursor indicates that the program is busy (in progress) Play it »
row-resize The cursor indicates that the row can be resized vertically Play it »
s-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved down (south) Play it »
se-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved down and right (south/east) Play it »
sw-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved down and left (south/west) Play it »
text The cursor indicates text that may be selected Play it »
URL A comma separated list of URLs to custom cursors. Note: Always specify a generic cursor at the end of the list, in case none of the URL-defined cursors can be used Play it »
vertical-text The cursor indicates vertical-text that may be selected Play it »
w-resize The cursor indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved left (west) Play it »
wait The cursor indicates that the program is busy Play it »
zoom-in The cursor indicates that something can be zoomed in Play it »
zoom-out The cursor indicates that something can be zoomed out Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: cursor property



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