How to change dafult Mouse Cursor settings

Oct 11, 2018

Hi there, 

I was just wondering if there was a way to change the default mouse cursor settings. I want to make a blanket change for all slides using the same cursor type, instead of having to go into each slide and changing each mouse cursor symbol manually.

For example the default cursor being used currently is overly large and we are wanting to change it on all slides to a normal size.



12 Replies

Hi, here my feedback about cursor size:

It's realy a mess, there are too much limitations to make the video capture easy to make.

I want to choose my cursor size, it is really not nice to see a big cursor then when the video is played the cursor size  comes back to the original size and then becomes again big.
Let the user do what he wants !



Hi Alyssa,

I found the issue !
In fact it happens if you resize the canvas after having performing a video capture with different page size.
Example I did: I capture my video in 1680x945 then I tested it the cursor size is OK.
After I had to resized it to 720x405 as my presentation was done in this format. It was not a good idea as, the video becomes blurry and the cursor is not resized, so it become twice bigger than the normal cursor. I think this is a resize bug, the size of the cursor should be set to right format.
The problem is that once you resized the canvas, the other video captures keep the same cursor size. So even when I retake the video in 720x405 the cursor keep remains very big.
See the short video of the problem.
If you have a tip to come back to the right cursor size without retaking all the video I made, I am interested...

Best regards,

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Eric,

I'm glad you were able to track this down, but it looks like you are replying via e-mail so your video did not make it through to the forums here.

It looks like your email signature came through when you replied via email though. You can remove that if needed by clicking ‘Edit’ beneath your response. Here’s a quick Peek video if you need help.

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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Eric,

Thanks for updating the post to include that video. I couldn't see in that video how the cursor was changing sizes though, so I wanted to confirm in case I was missing something?

Resizing a video is going to impact the overall quality of its display as you'll see detailed here. We'd recommend recording and inserting a video at the size you need to have it displayed for the best quality upon publish. 



This is the point: I want to have a video screen capture at the same scale than the original one (Scale 1/1). for example, If I use the default template 705 x 420 to capture, when I play it in the player Modern, the screen is zoomed by about factor 2. and because it is not possible to display videos in full screen, I have to keep the maximum resolution given by the player without the menu which is about 1680 x 945 for a standard HD screen of 1920 x 1080.
When I capture the video in this size the player display exactly the same thing than the original image. In all other cases, the video will be resized in a smaller image if I take a screen shot greater than 1680 x 945, bigger than the real size if I take a screen shot smaller than 1680x945.
In any case, it will never correspond to the real size.

For me when I select a story size set up for the slides, the slides must not be resized after by the player, except if the user want to.

The conclusion to have video screen shot at the scale 1/1 is:

You need to now what is the size of the screen where will be played the story line. The standard today is 1920 x 1080. If the screen is bigger I think it is not a problem if the player has the option to display it as it has been created.

You need to do the capture using the displayed area of the player. I choose the modern player, without menu, displayed in a full screen window in the web browser, which gives the 1680 x 945.

I would like to have an option to play the story line in the size it was created. The zoom should be an option, as the full screen mode, and the player should be hiden when playing.

I use the video to make "try step by step" sequence, so it is not possible to play them outside of story line. I am stuck with the player.



Alyssa Gomez

Hi Eric,

Thanks so much for that explanation. It sounds like you need to be able to "lock" the modern player at its optimal size, which would prevent it from scaling up to fill the browser window. Does that sound right? 

We've seen other requests for the same thing, and we're tracking those requests as we consider new features to add to Storyline 360 in the future. 

Let me know if that kind of feature would solve this for you, or if you need something else!

Tracy Britan

Also, the cursor enlarges when you're using Zoom. So, it really looks weird and unnatural.

IRL, if I enlarge the percentage on my browser, my mouse cursor size doesn't change, so why should it, in Storyline?

As an enhancement it would be great to be able to choose the size of the cursor pointer, whether it's an arrow, hand or something else.

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Tracy.  Tell me a little more about what's happening on your slide.  Are you zooming in while recording your screen?  Using a zoom region after completing a recording?  Or are you zooming in your browser while playing the course?

If you have time to make a quick Peek of your experience, I'm happy to see how we can document this behavior.  Thanks!

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