Cursor

1. Alternatively referred to as a caret or a cursor, a text cursor is a visual representation of where the text will be placed when typing. See our text cursor page for full information about this type of cursor.

2. When referring to the mouse, a cursor describes an object (typically an arrow or pointing finger) that is used to point, click, drag, and drop items on a GUI operating system. See the mouse pointer page for additional information about this type of cursor.

Also see: Caret, I-cursor, Keyboard terms, Mouse terms, Mouse pointer, Operating system terms