Mouse cursors, tool tips, and status information

Table 7 shows all the cursors that the Diagram Window uses. The cursor column shows what the actual cursor looks like. The typical usage column shows how the cursor looks in typical use.

Table 7. Mouse cursors


Typical usage



This is the standard selection cursor. Moving this cursor over an object and clicking on the object selects that object. You can also use this cursor to lasso multiple objects.

This is the drag-and-drop cursor. If the component is in the Diagram Window, Canvas displays the object under the cursor.


This is the cursor for movement mode.

This is the general cursor for actions that are invalid or not applicable.

This is one of the eight resize cursors. There is one cursor for each of the compass points and corners.

This is the cursor for selecting ports. Clicking on a port of a component selects that port and deselects all other ports.

This is the start connection cursor. If in connection mode, before you start a connection, this cursor appears when over a valid port.

This is the end connection cursor. When you have started a connection and not yet completed it, this cursor appears over a valid end port.

This cursor appears when you move a connection end point. This cursor appears when you select and place items.

This is the move connection line cursor. This cursor appears when you select points and manually place them.

Canvas displays the standard tool tips and status information in the Status Bar whenever you select a menu item using the up-down keys, or hover the cursor over a toolbar button. Hovering the cursor over an object in the Diagram Window displays information in the Status Bar.

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