Quick Tips

Lost Your Cursor? Find It Fast!

Photoshop’s cursors can be easy to lose onscreen, especially if you’re working on a big screen or with the crosshair cursor (meaning you have the Caps Lock key active). Well, the next time you’re working on an image, and you say to yourself, “Hey, where in the heck is my cursor?” (but you use a different word in place of “heck”), try this—just hold the Spacebar down for a moment. This temporarily changes your cursor into the Hand tool, whose icon is larger, white, and easy to see. Once it appears, you’ll see right where your cursor is, and you can release the Spacebar.



  1. Greg 6 February, 2011 at 23:17 Reply

    Wow. I’ve been wrestling with that problem for YEARS, because I always work using precise cursors, and those crosshairs disappear on me all the time. Thanks!

  2. Lynn 27 February, 2011 at 19:04 Reply

    You are my hero! This has been happening for a long time, and usually I have to reboot. Thank you thank you thank you !!!

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