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    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.
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    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.
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    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!!!!!!
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    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

    select {cursor:hand;cursorointer}
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    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.

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