Change IE Mouse Icon

How do I change IE mosue icon to hourglass ?
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avnerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When you refresh the page , no matter what you'll do the pointer will be set to the hourglass. This is a system declaration and you cannot change it.

to change the icon for 5 seconds , what you can do is :

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<TITLE> New Document </TITLE>
function changeCursor(time)

<BODY style="">

<button onclick="changeCursor(50000)">Click Me</button>

<BODY style="cursor:move">

Copy and paste this into a new file to see it work.  Do you want the cursor to always be an hourglass, or do you want it to change when something happens?

<style type="text/css">
     .cursor     {cursor: wait;}
<table border="1" width="100%">
     <td class="cursor">Wait (Hourglass) Cursor</td>

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qetuo088Author Commented:
Can you tell me the regular(arrow) icon ?

also see :

search for cursor.
qetuo088Author Commented:
can I use this style to modify the icon :

document........cursor = "wait";


Because When I hit a button, the mouse icon should be changed for about 5 seconds, then it will change it back !
yes , use

qetuo088Author Commented:
what if I want to display the hourglass icon on a web page, not just on the top of some div ?
use it as I suggested in my first comment , in the body tag :

<body style="cursor:wait">
qetuo088Author Commented:

I use your, but when I refresh the page, the mouse
is changing to hourglass.

What I want is the default icon will be showing up for the whole time. When user hit a button, the default will be change to wait. No matter where I go on the page within
5 seconds, the mouse still will be wait icon. But it is
only wait icon on the top of that button.
Maybe a stupid question from a newbie, but hey ... i'll ask it anyway! :o)

Well this is about the only thing I found about changing the mouse pointer.
Now my question:
I want to change the mouse-pointer as well, but I would like to change the default (arrow) into a CUE or a BILLIARD BALL since I am making a website about my billiard-club. You can post an answer here (for other people as well ;) or/and directly to ... thanx very much!!!

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