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cur·sor

 (kûr′sər)
n. Computers
A movable indicator on a display, marking a position where typed characters will appear or where an option can be selected.

[Middle English, runner, from Latin, from cursus, past participle of currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

cursor

(ˈkɜːsə)
n
1. (Mathematics) the sliding part of a measuring instrument, esp a transparent sliding square on a slide rule
2. (Computer Science) any of various means, typically a flashing bar or underline, of identifying a particular position on a computer screen, such as the insertion point for text

cur•sor

(ˈkɜr sər)

n.
1. a movable, sometimes blinking, symbol used to indicate where data (as text, commands, etc.) may be input on a computer screen.
2. a sliding object, as the lined glass on a slide rule, that can be set at any point on a scale.
[1590–1600; < Latin: a runner, racer =cur(rere) to run + -sor, for -tor -tor; compare course]

cursor

- First meant "runner" or "running messenger" and is now the moving/movable indicator on a computer screen.
See also related terms for runner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cursor - (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual displaycursor - (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions
indicator - a device for showing the operating condition of some system
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations
kurzor
cursor
kohdistin
kursor
kurzor
bendill
カーソル
커서
kurzor
markör
con trỏ trên màn hình

cursor

[ˈkɜːsəʳ]
A. N (Comput) → cursor m
B. CPD cursor key Ntecla f del cursor

cursor

[ˈkɜːrr] n (COMPUTING)curseur m

cursor

n (Comput) → Cursor m; cursor controlCursorsteuerung f; cursor movementsCursorbewegungen pl

cursor

[ˈkɜːsəʳ] n (Comput) → cursore m

cursor

مُؤَشِّر kurzor cursor Cursor κέρσορας cursor kohdistin curseur kursor cursore カーソル 커서 cursor markør kursor cursor указатель markör สัญลักษณ์บนคอมพิวเตอร์แสดงให้เห็นจุดที่พิมพ์ได้ imleç con trỏ trên màn hình 游标
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It now loads the version of sites you'd get on a laptop, replacing your mouse pointer with your finger.
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4 An email where the sender's address doesn't match the website address of an organisation - roll your mouse pointer over the sender's name to reveal its true identity.
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Hovering the mouse pointer on it and moving it left and right will cause the shape to turn slightly from side to side.
Before clicking, hover your mouse pointer over the link to view the link address.
Telltale signs an email is bogus include the sender's address not matching the website address of an organisation - roll your mouse pointer over the sender's name.
Make the Page Header section bigger: Place the mouse pointer along its lower boundary.
Email recipients can also detect if a link might be malicious by holding their mouse pointer over the link and examining the URL before clicking on it to look for anything that might be out of place based on the context of the email.