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How to make the cursor to hand when a user hovers over a list item using CSS?

  • Last Updated : 06 Dec, 2018
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Use CSS property to create cursor to hand when user hovers over the list of items. First create list of items using HTML <ul> and <li> tag and then use CSS property :hover to cursor:grab; to make cursor to hand hover the list of items.

Syntax:

element:hover {
    cursor:grab/pointer;
}

Example 1:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>make cursor to hand</title>
        <style>
            body {
                width:70%;    
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
                text-align:center;
            }
            li:hover{
                cursor:grab;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <div class = "sub">Computer Science Subject Lists:</div>
        <ul>
            <li>Data Structure</li>
            <li>Algorithm</li>
            <li>Operating System</li>
            <li>Computer Networks</li>
            <li>C Programming</li>
            <li>Java</li>
            <li>DBMS</li>
        </ul>    
    </body>
</html>

Output:

Example 2: This example contains CSS property to change cursor pointer alternate. In this example, use nth-child(2n+1) as cursor:grab; and use nth-child(2n+2) as cursor:pointer;.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>make cursor to hand</title>
        <style>
            body {
                width:60%;    
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
                text-align:center;
            }
            li {
                font-size:20px;
            }
            li:nth-child(2n+1) {
                background: green;
                cursor:grab;
                width:50%;
                padding:5px;
            }
            li:nth-child(2n+2) {
                background: #CCC;
                cursor:pointer;
                width:50%;
                padding:5px;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <div class = "sub">Computer Science Subject Lists:</div>
        <ul>
            <li>Data Structure</li>
            <li>Algorithm</li>
            <li>Operating System</li>
            <li>Computer Networks</li>
            <li>C Programming</li>
            <li>Java</li>
            <li>DBMS</li>
        </ul>    
    </body>
</html>

Output:

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