Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A cursor may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively referred to as a caret or a cursor, a text cursor is a visual representation of where the text is going to start when you begin 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.

Caret, I-cursor, Keyboard terms, Mouse terms, Mouse pointer, Operating system terms