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Variable cursor in prototypes

Currently, in prototype the cursor appears to be either ‘pointer’ (for everything) or ‘hand’ (if a click interaction set up on an element). I would like to be able to change this to a text cursor, when hovering over an input field in my proto. Affordance is a very important part of UI so surprised theres no way to do this? Of course can hack it by adding an image of a cursor, but then you end up having that plus the actual cursor on screen & it makes things worse. Should be an easy feature to add and would be very much appreciated!


This would be huge. I have been working on projects that rely on cursor changes on hover.


Agree. It feels like most prototyping tools are optimized for mobile where no hover effect exists - but there are still a lot of desktop applications in the world that rely on hover + cursor change. This would be really huge I even would like to have a fully customizable cursor.


Is it possible to change the cursor entirely and apply color blending effects? For example: Turing the cursor into a circle which wherever it hovers above has the complementary colors shown.

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Not currently, but these types of enhancements are what we’re talking about!

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Yes. I was just wondering if there’s a way to go around this. Hopefully they’ll consider adding this very soon.


+1 please. Thanks.

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This will definitely be a great addition and will allow clickable areas to be easier to discover.


it’s definitely very useful and more than useful for desktop software prototyping

Looking forward to this feature

Would be fantastic! :heart_eyes:

HUge need, Web design is so underrated in Figma