Override the default cursor for elements

Learn how to override the browser’s default cursor for an element by changing the cursor value.

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This video features an old UI. Updated version coming soon!

You can override the browser’s default cursor for an element by changing the cursor value.

Even though the cursor changes when you hover over an element, the cursor property is set on the none state of an element. 

Changing the cursor for an element

  1. Select the element
  2. Go to the Styles Panel
  3. Scroll down to the Effects section
  4. Click on the cursor icon to choose from a variety of cursor options
Webflow Cursor

Set a custom cursor for a lightbox link

A lightbox is a link element, so, the default cursor on hover is a pointer cursor. However, since a lightbox can be used to enlarge images, you may choose to change the pointer cursor to a zoom-in cursor.

Set a custom cursor for a inactive links

If your design includes a button that's not currently accessible, you can change the cursor on that button to the not-allowed cursor. This will show your site visitor that the button is inactive.

Webflow cursors

Learn more about cursors and other effects.

Create my own custom cursors

Want to create your own playful, custom cursors? Check out A guide to custom cursors in Webflow.

Browser support

Can I Use ? Data on support for the feature across the major browsers from caniuse.com.