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Grandma Lois
09-10-2005, 09:22 PM
I am using the custom cursor script
I changed the cursor to a small black one, taking the one from windows on my computer. It works just as it is supposed to, but what I wanted was a completely black cursor and the one that I used has a white line around it when it is moves over a dark picture. I can't seem to find one like what I want on any of the cursor sites. The page on my site is http://www.prayingfordescendants.com/Poem_the_moon_was_but_a_chin_of_gold.htm (way too long I know. I will stop doing that!)

So what I now would like to know is if there is a way to hide the cursor completely, but still have it function when clicking to go back to the page it is linked to.

Thanks, Grandma Lois

09-10-2005, 10:03 PM
This can only be done in IE. Also be careful about hiding the cursor, it is how people navigate and also how they know where the mouse is. If you were to hide the cursor completely on the page everywhere that you currently are using the black one, many folks would be lost even with that swirling colored ball effect that you have for the cursor's general location. Now, no script is really needed to use custom cursors in IE, it is really just style. So, I would suggest getting rid of the existing cursor script/style that you are using and in the image tag of the images where you want to hide the cursor do this:

<img src="whatever.jpg" style="cursor:url('blank.cur'), crosshair;" />Use blank.cur (http://www.statestreetblues.com/images/blank.cur) (right click on the link and choose Save Target As).

Grandma Lois
09-10-2005, 10:08 PM
Thanks John. I will get right on it. I hope I understand everything you said. If not, I'll get back to you. Again, thanks. Lois