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Old August 17th, 2004, 09:22 AM
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Hi Guys,

Is there a way of moving the mouse to co-ordinates you specify in your code?

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Old August 17th, 2004, 10:27 AM
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Not AFAIK.

This sounds like a seriously good way to annoy people, what exactly are you trying to do?

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My site is not in the public eye. It's for my call centre. I want to write a Javascript that explains how to use an app. A bit like those C+ based movies you see in things like Flash and the rest of it. The tutorial I am writing is to teach new trainees how to use Windows NT, I want it to be slideshow/mouse movement based. I know theres a way to capture the mouse coordinates as I've seen the script. But is there a way to 'release' the event, rather than 'capture' it?

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If there was a way, I think someone would know it. So, no, I don't think there is.

Why not just use Flash, or if you don't have it, make a floating <div> that acts as a cursor.

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Found a sample:

http://dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex13/roamcursor.htm

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Hi Interrupt
As a thought, although it's possible to move the "cursor" in a layer, would you not still be better creating a flash application or similar? You can then allow better control of the "show"...

Probably way off track but just a thought...
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Yeah, in a flash movie you can hide the cursor and make a fake one, but the flash movie would have to cover the entire page.

Maybe you could even give the user a transparent cursor without flash by specifying it through CSS... dunno, and I certainly dunno why you would want to.

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The reason I'm doing it is to write a tutorial/slideshow. I'll probably use flash though, so thanks for all your help anyhow.

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