Beachball cursor Help

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at
Tue Nov 9 08:38:02 EST 2010

I'm just fooling around with trying out an animated cursor, and I  
can't get it to work. I tried importing an animated GIF then setting  
the cursor to it, but I only get what looks like an opaque white mask  
of the first frame of the GIF and no animation. Do I conclude that I  
have to cycle through the frames of the GIF explicitly via script? I  
would have thought that just setting the cursor to the image id number  
would take care of that. I can do this with a button icon -- just  
setting the icon of the button to the image ID of the GIF results in a  
nice animated button image. Why doesn't his work with a cursor?

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Nov 8, 2010, at 12:05 PM, Devin Asay wrote:

> Joe,
> I'd use a spinning daisy cursor. See for a  
> slick utility that will generate a custom animated gif for you.
> Devin
> On Nov 8, 2010, at 8:46 AM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Instead of the b/w cursor "busy", I'd love to use the more colorful  
>> beachball. Anyone know how that is accomplished?
>> TIA
>> Joe Wilkins

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