On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 06:04:56PM +0000, Abrolag wrote:
> For my purposes it would be far better if the pointer either stayed as
> a pointer all the time (with the hot-spot at the tip) or if it had to
> change, for it to become fine cross-hairs.
> Does anyone else find this a problem?
I don't have a problem with it. I have my mouse pointers set to be quite
transparent, so I can see things under the move hand, and I picked a set
of pointers for which the move hand has its hotspot in an obvious place
(just below the gap between the second and third fingers).
If you can't change your pointers or can't make them transparent, a neat
workaround is to move objects with the arrow keys, which also helps if
you have a tendency to drag the object to just the place you want it and
then twitch before you let go of the mouse button.
"It must be accepted as a principle that the rifle, effective as it is,
cannot replace the effect produced by the speed of the horse, the
magnetism of the charge, and the terror of cold steel."
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