custom cursor for in IE

Posted on 2003-11-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
Dear All,

How can I use a custom cursor (in gif) in html page (IE)?

Question by:ping1234
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Zontar earned 50 total points
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I think MSIE currently only supports .cur and maybe .ani files for cursors.


a.special  { cursor:url("images/special.cur"); }


<a href="somepage.html" class="special">LINK</a>

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that should work all over the page instead of just on links
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Why would you want to use a different cursor for the entire page? (That would drive me nuts.) I wouldn't use a custom cursor for the default, I'd only use it for a specific purpose/task/element/set of elements.

In any case, using CSS you can assign the cursor to any element you want. But you are at present limited to MSIE 6/Windows and .cur/.ani files.

More info about and test cases for cursors:

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