Change Mouse/ Cursor appearance in ginput

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Max Müller
Max Müller on 25 Sep 2014
Commented: Sean de Wolski on 25 Sep 2014
Simple Question:
is it possible to Change the Cursor appearance in ginput ?
Explanation:
If you use the ginput command, you will get a Crosshair as Cursor.Is it possible to get something like a grapping hand or ..... If you open a new figure and look into the menu bar, u will find a Pointer,a magnifier and a hand. Can i get these Objects for ginput ?

Answers (2)

Adam
Adam on 25 Sep 2014
Edited: Adam on 25 Sep 2014
As far as I know you cannot set pointer type for ginput.
might be useful to you. It is something we (the team I work in) downloaded a while back for use in place of ginput for pretty much the same reason as you. It allows you to specify pointer type.
It is a horribly named function but it does a good job.
You can use any pointer type that you can set on a fig. These can be found by just typing:
set( gcf, 'pointer' )
on any figure you have. Any option in there should be usable so far as I know and looking at the code as that is the property it sets with the pointer string you pass in.
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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 25 Sep 2014
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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 25 Sep 2014
What are you trying to do?
I typically avoid ginput and would recommend using an impoint (Image Processing Tbx req'd) instead.
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Max Müller
Max Müller on 25 Sep 2014
first: I am only an intern so my Supervisor has to download this, cause some how i cant.
second: thanks a lot for the help
third: I am trying to get the x and y Coordinates of a Plot with ginput in a while fcn, which is close when button > 1.

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