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CSS cursor Property

The cursor property specifies the type of cursor to be displayed when the mouse pointer is placed over an element.

CSS Demo: cursor

cursor: cell;
cursor: wait;
cursor: none;
cursor: not-allowed;
cursor: url(/images/finger.cur), auto;
Mouse over this element to see the cursor style

Technical Details

Default value auto
Applies to all elements
Inherited yes
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS2
JavaScript syntax object.style.cursor = "move" Demo

CSS Syntax:

cursor: value;


The following example shows how to use cursor property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

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

cursor 1 1 7 1.2 4

Property Values

The following table describes the values of cursor property:

Value Description
auto The browser determines the cursor (This is default)
alias Indicates that an alias or shortcut is to be created
all-scroll Indicates that something can be scrolled in any direction
cell Indicates that a cell (or set of cells) can be selected
context-menu Indicates that a context-menu is available
col-resize Indicates that the column can be resized horizontally
copy Indicates something is to be copied
crosshair A simple crosshair. Often used to indicate selection in a bitmap
default The default cursor for the platform, without regard for the context, typically an arrow
e-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved right (east)
ew-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor
grab Indicates that something can be grabbed
grabbing Indicates that something is being grabbed
help Indicates that help is available
move Indicates something is to be moved
n-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved up (north)
ne-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved up and right (north/east)
nesw-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor
ns-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor
nw-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved up and left (north/west)
nwse-resize Indicates a bidirectional resize cursor
no-drop Indicates that the dragged item cannot be dropped here
none No cursor is rendered
not-allowed Indicates that the requested action will not be executed
pointer A cursor that indicates a link, typically a hand with an extended index finger
progress A progress indicator. The program is performing some processing but the user can still interact with the interface
row-resize Indicates that the row can be resized vertically
s-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved down (south)
se-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved down and right (south/east)
sw-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved down and left (south/west)
text Indicates text that may be selected

A comma separated list of URLs to user-defined cursors

Always specify a generic cursor at the end of the list, in case none of the URL-defined cursors can be used

vertical-text Indicates vertical-text that may be selected
w-resize Indicates that an edge of a box is to be moved left (west)
wait Indicates that the program is busy
zoom-in Indicates that something can be zoomed in
zoom-out Indicates that something can be zoomed out
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element