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Authored by: Makosuke on Apr 15, '13 03:15:19PM

> Apple not knowing the difference says a lot too.

Apple and its UI team is well aware of the difference; they just know what the word "cursor" means. It's a stereotypical answer, but look it up on Wikipedia for a simple, couple-sentence explanation--any input indicator onscreen is a "cursor", be it for text, mouse clicks, or manipulation in a 3D space. I certainly refer to the onscreen mouse pointer as a cursor.

Couple of interesting things about this hint: At least under 10.6, it does not affect the size of the text-input cursor, just the mouse cursor, and on 10.8 (maybe 10.7?), you get a much smoother-looking jumbo-cursor (one assumes because of the high-def retina artwork added to the OS).

Edited on Apr 15, '13 03:17:36PM by Makosuke



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