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Text cursor

Also known as the caret.

Mouse cursor

Common cursors

Arrow or pointer

Arrow cursors.png

Wait cursor

Wait cursors.png

The wait cursor indicates that the current program, or the whole system, is busy and cannot accept input.

Hand cursor

Hand cursors.png

The "hand" cursor indicates that the item beneath the cursor is a hyperlink.

Simulating the shadow in Photoshop

To precisely simulate the Windows XP/2000 shadow in Adobe Photoshop, apply a shadow with the following properties[1] (tested in Photoshop 7):

  • Colour: black
  • Blend mode: multiply
  • Opacity: 32%
  • Angle: 151–170°
  • Distance: 3 px
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 3 px
  • Contour: linear, non-antialiased


  1. – 32-bit Windows cursor images