p5.js | cursor() Function

The cursor() function in p5.js is used to set the cursor to a predefined symbol or an image or it makes visible if already hidden. To set an image as the cursor, the recommended size is 16×16 or 32×32 pixels. The values for parameters x and y must be less than the dimensions of the image.


cursor(type, x, y)

Parameters: This function accepts three parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • type: This parameter stores the type of cursor like ARROW, CROSS, HAND, MOVE, TEXT and WAIT Native CSS properties: ‘grab’, ‘progress’, ‘cell’ etc. External: path for cursor’s images (Allowed File extensions: .cur, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png).
  • x: This parameter stores the horizontal active spot of the cursor.
  • y: This parameter stores the vertical active spot of the cursor.

Below program illustrates the cursor() function in p5.js:

Example: This example uses cursor() function to display the cursor.





function setup() {
    // Create canvas
    createCanvas(400, 400);
    // Set the text size
    // Set the text alignment
    // to center
function draw() {



Reference: https://p5js.org/reference/#/p5/cursor


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