Resolution independent cursor

  • Hi everyone,

    Now that Apple expects us to update our apps to support resolution
    independence, I am wondering what needs to be done with custom
    cursors in order to avoid ridiculously small cursors on displays that
    support higher DPIs than the current ones.

    I understand that cursors are no longer limited to 16*16 pixels but
    are we still supposed to use bitmaps? What about PDF cursor images?

    Regards,

    Huibert Aalbers
    Visit my page at: http://www.huibert-aalbers.com
  • On Aug 5, 2007, at 1:13 AM, Huibert Aalbers wrote:

    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > Now that Apple expects us to update our apps to support resolution
    > independence, I am wondering what needs to be done with custom
    > cursors in order to avoid ridiculously small cursors on displays
    > that support higher DPIs than the current ones.
    >
    > I understand that cursors are no longer limited to 16*16 pixels but
    > are we still supposed to use bitmaps? What about PDF cursor images?

    With Leopard out, with all of its resolution independence
    enhancements, is someone able to answer this now?
  • On Nov 12, 2007, at 11:43 AM, Christopher Hickman wrote:

    > On Aug 5, 2007, at 1:13 AM, Huibert Aalbers wrote:
    >
    >> Hi everyone,
    >>
    >> Now that Apple expects us to update our apps to support resolution
    >> independence, I am wondering what needs to be done with custom
    >> cursors in order to avoid ridiculously small cursors on displays
    >> that support higher DPIs than the current ones.
    >>
    >> I understand that cursors are no longer limited to 16*16 pixels but
    >> are we still supposed to use bitmaps? What about PDF cursor images?
    >
    > With Leopard out, with all of its resolution independence
    > enhancements, is someone able to answer this now?

    Search the archives for details; I've mentioned this a few times
    already.

    Short answer: feed NSCursor multi-res TIFF or PDFs.  However, the GM
    version of Leopard broke something with NSCursor (at least with multi-
    res TIFF).  For testing, either use an older seed (if you have access
    to it), or with Tiger.

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