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. With a mouse, a cursor describes an object (e.g, an arrow or pointing finger) that is used to point, click, drag, and drop items on a GUI (graphical user interface) operating system. See the mouse pointer page for additional information about this type of cursor.