Change cursor shape

I know one can change cursor type by assign .style.cursor="hand";

The question is how to change the cursor type if I do not know the element.   I just want to change current cursor type as some time consuming calculation is needed in the JavaScript.

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The same just use the body css.
you can still catch the element who caused the action if its helping you.

and then change the cursor.
newbee2MFCAuthor Commented:
What I want to do is to change cursor shape during the execution of javascript function, for example

function myFun()
var mycursor =; = "hand";
"dosome really long work." = mycursor;

I expect the cursor shape would change after the excution of the first line, which does not.   Cursor shap change only after the function complete.

Is there a way to accomplish this?

hi there.

so do a small trick to fix it.
from the location that calls the function


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