Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

A cursor may refer to any of the following:

1. Alternatively called a caret or a cursor, a text cursor is a visual representation of where you'll see text appear 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.

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