mouse pointer

The icon on the screen that allows you to interact with items and the user interface, usually by clicking. Its position is typically controlled by an external mouse or touchpad. Its appearance varies depending on the context, such as appearing as a hand when it hovers over a hyperlink, but it most commonly appears as an arrow pointing towards the top left corner of the screen. Also known as a “mouse arrow”, “cursor”, or simply a “pointer” or “mouse” In this documentation, we use the term “mouse pointer” to differentiate from the cursor and caret. See also cursor, caret, touchpad.