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Large cursor for visually challenged user
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winwintoo
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Dec 27, 2003, 04:32 PM
 
Hi all, I'm setting up an iMac running OS9.2 for my elderly, visually challenged mother. She is doing very well, but has difficulty keeping track of where the cursor is on the screen.

According to Apple, it is now possible to create a cursor larger than the normal 16x16, but I can't find how to do it, nor can I find any pre-made cursor collections.

Can anyone help - either a cursor collection or point me to how I can do it myself.

Thanks, M
     
Nebagakid
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Dec 27, 2003, 09:21 PM
 
if you use MAC OS X, there is a "system plug-in" to use to get customized cursors
     
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Dec 27, 2003, 09:51 PM
 
a search of http://www.versiontracker.com yielded a few possibilities:

BiggyLite
http://www.rjcooper.com/biggy-light/


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Arkham_c
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Dec 27, 2003, 11:24 PM
 
Originally posted by winwintoo:
Hi all, I'm setting up an iMac running OS9.2 for my elderly, visually challenged mother. She is doing very well, but has difficulty keeping track of where the cursor is on the screen.

According to Apple, it is now possible to create a cursor larger than the normal 16x16, but I can't find how to do it, nor can I find any pre-made cursor collections.

Can anyone help - either a cursor collection or point me to how I can do it myself.

Thanks, M
Also, take a look at the "Zoom" feature under the Universal Access prefpane. It might be helpful to someone with bad eyesight.
Mac Pro 2x 2.66 GHz Dual core, Apple TV 160GB, two Windows XP PCs
     
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Dec 28, 2003, 10:15 AM
 
Originally posted by Arkham_c:
Also, take a look at the "Zoom" feature under the Universal Access prefpane. It might be helpful to someone with bad eyesight.
He said 9.2, not 10.2
     
   
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