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1A movable indicator on a computer screen identifying the point that will be affected by input from the user.
stick, rod, cane, pole, laser pointerView synonyms
- ‘When children want to move a cursor towards the top of their computer screen, they typically lift up the computer mouse, notes the designer.’
- ‘In addition to graphics design, the program allows for extracting and modifying standard icons or cursors stored in Windows executables, libraries and cursor files.’
- ‘The device is coupled to a host computer that displays a cursor in a graphical environment, such as a GUI, on a display screen.’
- ‘The entire length of the lesion interface was measured with a cursor led by the computer mouse.’
- ‘Like most first person adventure games, you move the cursor across the screen until the icon changes to indicate a new action.’
- ‘The large thumb pad is used to navigate the mouse cursor around the screen, and you have a left and right mouse click button as well.’
- ‘As the number of reports per second increases, the motion of the cursor on the screen becomes more fluid.’
- ‘You don't have to make contact with the screen before the cursor shows up; merely hovering does the trick.’
- ‘When in Free Flight mode, players simply move the cursor around the screen and the ship follows.’
- ‘This is dynamic - as the cursor moves, the input information trails along with it, changing as necessary.’
- ‘A prime example of this is something as simple as moving the cursor around the screen.’
- ‘This allows the user to move the cursor to the edge of the screen and as a result, the camera will move in the same direction.’
- ‘There are a few ways to manipulate the cursor on the screen.’
- ‘A series of messages pops up as users' cursors roll over images of the Sock Puppet.’
- ‘Vocab lets users hold the cursor over a word and get an instant translation without having to leave the site.’
- ‘Put your finger on the top left of the pad, and that's where the cursor appears on the screen.’
- ‘Most people use a computer by moving a mouse, which directs a cursor around on the machine's screen.’
- ‘Make the input cursor hop to the next field after a user finishes the current field.’
- ‘Depending on how far from the centre of the screen your cursor is, your ship will turn faster and harder.’
- ‘Joan felt his eyes on her as she waved the computer screensaver away with the cursor.’
2historical The transparent slide engraved with a hairline that is part of a slide rule and is used for marking a point on the rule while bringing a point on the central sliding portion up to it.
- ‘The twocycle log scale was necessary because the rules had no cursor.’
- ‘Like other Routledge-type slide rules produced by Stanley, the Hogg rule had no cursor.’
- ‘The first step was to position a cursor at the entry of the pipette.’
Middle English (denoting a runner or running messenger): from Latin, ‘runner’, from curs- (see cursive). cursor (sense 2 of the noun) dates from the late 16th century.
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