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Changing Mouse Cursor

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Hi,

I have a tiny script that launches an instance of Internet Explorer. Is
it possible for me to also change the mouse pointer, for that
application or even the desktop, to a transparent bitmap of my choosing?
If so, hints on where to start are welcome. My intention is to have a
circle or a rectangle for the cursor.

Thanks.

Jul 18 '05 #1
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netquest <ne******@sympatico.ca> wrote:
Is it possible for me to also change the mouse pointer, for that
application or even the desktop, to a transparent bitmap of my choosing?
If so, hints on where to start are welcome. My intention is to have a
circle or a rectangle for the cursor.


I assume your platform is Windows, from your phrase "Internet Explorer".
If you are on Mac, the following does not apply.

Obvious starting point is MSDN:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?
url=/library/en-us/winui/winui/windowsuserinterface/resources/cursors.asp

win32all package seems to have LoadCursor/SetCursor/ShowCursor in
win32api module. But if you want to use bitmap of your choice, I think
you need to use CreateCursor, and it is not wrapped by win32all.

Perhaps you can use ctypes.

Does this help?

Seo Sanghyeon
Jul 18 '05 #2

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