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1504 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2010 5:37 PM by babowa
On the whole (some applications aren't consistent):
Arrow - 'this is where the cursor is'
Thin vertical line with small extrusions top and bottom - 'insert text here'
Hand with pointing finger - 'click here to go somewhere else'
Hand with all fingers extended 'grab and move'
Rotating black and white wheel - 'dealing with it, shan't be a moment'
Wristwatch 'dealing with it, will take a bit longer'
Rotating coloured wheel (the 'beachball') - 'I'm overwhelmed, I need to lie down, I may be back after a period. Or possibly not'.24 inch iMac (10.6.4), 13 inch Macbook Pro (10.6.4), 20 inch G4 iMac (10.4.11), Asus 'eee' (Linux), G3 Beige desktop Mac (8.6)
This support page is an oldie, but seems still valid for later systems:
*Mac OS X: Common Pointer Icons and What They Mean*
http://support.apple.com/kb/TA22365?viewlocale=en_USMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Do you know what the blue cursor is? It looks like the black and white cursor only its blue and darker blue if i recall correctly... anyway its really interesting and I am wondering what that one is.MB402LL/A, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Do you mean this one?
I found it in this outside thread:
Post #30 there includes:
This is the "wait" cursor that Apple's JAVA implementation uses in certain situations.
-------------Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
+Rotating coloured wheel (the 'beachball') - 'I'm overwhelmed, I need to lie down, I may be back after a period. Or possibly not'.+
Absolutely priceless - had to pick myself up off the floor laughing so hard..27" 3.2 GHz iMac i3, 4 GB RAM, 13" white early '09 MB,, Mac OS X (10.6.4), LaCie d2 DVDRW, 2 LaCie d2 Quadra ext HD , Wacom tablet, Epson Artisan 810