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If you mean the mouse cursors then the default ones are as follows (does not include Windows Aero defaults):

  • Pointer - Standard cursor.
  • Reversed pointer - Alternate standard cursor.
  • Pointer with hourglass - Data is processing, but you can still click on things.
  • Hourglass - Data is processing and you should wait.
  • Pointer with question mark - help on pointed item.
  • Beam - Editable or readable text.
  • Horizontal arrows - Window can be horizontally re-sized.
  • Vertical arrows - Window can be vertically re-sized.
  • Diagonal arrows - Window width and height can be re-sized.
  • Vertical and horizontal arrows - Window can be moved.
  • Pointing hand - Link can be followed.
  • Plus symbol - Precision cursor.
  • Circle with horizontal stroke - No capable action.
  • Up arrow - Alternate link or pointer cursor.
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The default pointer shape; appears in most Excel workspace contexts Moves cell pointer or selects a range of cells

Appears when the pointer is on the border of a window Adjusts window size

Appears when the pointer is between a row or column divider Adjusts height and width of rows and columns Appears when you are editing cell contents Provides a text insertion point

Appears when the pointer is on a column or row heading Selects columns or rows



Appears when the pointer is placed over a cell border, graphic, or other object Moves cells, graphics, or objects

Appears when the pointer is on the "fill corner" of a cell or cell range AutoFills other cells with similar information Windows only:

Appears when mouse is placed over the Ribbon

The standard Microsoft Windows pointer; selects Ribbon and menu options

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The left pointing arrow pointer:

The left hand pointing arrow pointer is the standard pointer used for most of the interaction with Gnumeric. This pointer is used to select menus and menu entries, toolbar buttons, columns or rows, the scrolling `thumbs' and various other elements.

The cell selection pointer:

This pointer appears over the cell grid area and can be used to select cells for editing.

The text editing pointer:

The text editing pointer is used to indicate the location in the text where new edits will appear. This cursor can be used to change the scale of the zoom, to change the name and size of the font currently used or to edit the cell contents in the cell entry area (the white area to the right of the equals (=) sign.

The cross hair pointer:

The cross hair pointer can be used to change the cell selection area. The pointer appears when the mouse pointer is placed over the handle box, the black square at the lower right hand side of the selection. When the cross hair pointer appear, the selection can be altered by clicking the left-hand mouse button and dragging the handle to a new position. The cross hair pointer can also be used to insert a graphic object, by clicking with the left hand mouse button to place one corner and releasing the button to place another of the corners.

The expansion pointers:

These pointers can be used to change the height of rows or the width of columns. These pointers appear in certain dialog windows to resize the different parts of the dialog. The pointers are also used to resize graphical objects as is explained below.

The sheet selection and hyperlink pointer:

This pointer appears above the sheet tabs and can be used, by left clicking, to change the currently selected sheet or, by right clicking, to obtain the sheet dialog box. This pointer also appears above cells which are hyperlinks. Left clicking on a hyperlink may change the view to a new location, or may open an external file.

The right pointing arrow pointer:

The right hand pointing arrow pointer is used to select graphical objects (such as drawing objects (e.g. arrows, ellipses) and graph objects (e.g. charts)).

The movement pointer:

The movement pointer can be used to move graphical objects around a worksheet without resizing the object.

The graphical object re-sizing pointers:

These pointers allow the resizing of graphical objects. If the mouse pointer is placed over one of the handle boxes of the graphical object, the handle box will turn green and the pointer will change to one of these forms. When these pointers appear, click dragging with the left mouse button will resize the graphical object either scaling or stretching the object.

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a arrow is the comman shape for the pionter

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There are thousands of shapes available for your mouse pointer.

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normal select, and chuchu*

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their function is to click on icons

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