While interacting with the Windows 7 and Ms Office suite, occasionally you will notice changes in appearance of the mouse pointer;
this post illustrates common pointers with aid of diagrams as shown below:
1. Arrow pointer–select or execute commands.
2. Sizing pointer – adjusts the size of Windows.
3. Sizer pointer – moves objects on the desktop.
4. Hour glass/ wait cursor/ busy cursor – indicates that you would wait as Windows carries out a command.
There are more images of the wait cursor depending on the operating system you will have installed on your computer. Wait cursors are also used on mobile devices.