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If you are in doubt show a hand cursor on everything that is clickable. For the web application I’m working on I have done a lot of observations and came to the conclusion above. We have almost no direct links so there are a lot of buttons. When we moved to a flat design I got curious if the default arrow cursor would still suffice. The design hints that it’...


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On a device, e.g. traditional PC, where user input is indirect via a mouse or trackpad in another plane, the cursor is a proxy for the user's focus. Consider that on devices with touchscreens you rarely even see one because the user interacts directly with elements on screen. The classic arrow cursor indicates to the user where they are on the screen. One ...


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Inroduction First of all, great answers from everyone here, and a great question! I'm happy that people are genuinely concerned with such things! (My friends think I'm strange, I once got strange reactions at a camp fire for what I'm about to say) While I could rewrite many of what has been said already, I will instead add my 2 cents and hope it helps as ...


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Where did you read that pointer cursor shouldn't be used on controls? The pointer acts as a proxy for the hand, allowing users to interact with screen objects much like they would with physical objects. We humans have an innate understanding of how the human hand works, so if something looks like it can be pushed, we try to push it; if it looks ...



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