[haiku] Re: the new link cursor, and mouse cursors in general.

  • From: "Jonas Sundström" <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:49:42 +0100

Justin Stressman Justin Stressman <jstressman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > ZETA had a video-inversed hand as link cursor
> > What about just making it a left hand instead of a right hand?
> As for the ZETA part, I'm not sure how I feel about just 
> inverting it... :(

Is an outline glow at all possible? (Or a tasteful color change?)
Are we limited to black and white?
What about size-constraints?

(FWIW, I never liked the hand+triangle and its associations
stigmata, crucifiction, pain.)

I dislike the overzealous visual feedback some system give
and prefer the pointer to remain largely the same, but with
badges attached. E.g. having a horizontal arrow display near
the hand pointer, when resizing columns or a window border,
instead of the arrow replacing the hand completely. 

There is (or used to be) an easy fix to a lack of visual feedback
when hovering for links: just show the status bar.


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