July 25th, 2002, 04:55 PM
changing the cursor on select boxes - CSS
Does the "cursor" style not work for Select boxes. I cannot get the cursor to change. I have tried to set the <select> tag and the <option> tag but neither work.
Specifically I am trying to change the cursor within a select box with a size of 10 to the "pointer" style.
July 27th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Seems you are right. I can't get the cursor to change within a select box either. Then I guess there's no other way around.
July 28th, 2002, 01:28 AM
Its my understanding that a select box is generated by the os and not the browser therefore it has a limited number of properties that can be defined... (like b.s. like width)
Don't quote me on it but that's what I was told and it makes sense when I have tried to add different <style> tags that don't work!!!!!!
July 29th, 2002, 11:57 AM
cursorointer works just fine with Netscape 6+
IE only recognizes 'hand' not 'pointer', but even that doesn't work with IE 5.5. Maybe it'll work with 6+ (I can't check it). If you want to test it with IE6 put it in this format
July 29th, 2002, 12:20 PM
does not work with IE 6.0
Thanks for the replies -
Conclusion: you can set the cursor on Netscape but not on IE. I tried on IE 6.0 and had no luck. This feature works great on NS 6.2 though.
If anyone knows how to change the cursor in IE - please let me know.