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Change cursor shape

Posted on 2003-11-19
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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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Question by:newbee2MFC
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by:Nushi
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CSS:

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

and then change the cursor.
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by:newbee2MFC
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What I want to do is to change cursor shape during the execution of javascript function, for example

function myFun()
{
var mycursor = document.body.style.cursor;
document.body.style.cursor = "hand";
"dosome really long work."
document.body.style.cursor = 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?

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Nushi earned 20 total points
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hi there.

so do a small trick to fix it.
from the location that calls the function
event...="document.body.style.cursor='hand';myFun()"

Nushi.

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