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The Cursor is initially the cheapest building, and is one of the two buildings shown when the game first begins (the other being Grandmas). Each produces one cookie every 10 seconds (0.1 CpS). Its starting cost is 15 cookies, which increases cumulatively by 15% per every Cursor purchased. Despite the Cursor's low cookie output initially, further upgrades allow it to scale with the game's progression to eventually become more powerful than Chancemakers. Cursors are important throughout a legacy because their upgrades can also affect the productivity of Big Cookie clicks.

Despite their building description implying that Cursors "click" on the big cookie, their output is only boosted by upgrades which refer to them by name. Status effects and upgrades that affect only clicking (like the Golden Cookie effect Click Frenzy and the heavenly upgrade Halo Gloves) do not change the productivity of Cursors.

Increasing Cursor level improves their productivity by 1% Cursor CpS per level. Higher Cursor levels allow the building to be spent in the Stock Market mini-game in order for more stocks to be held at once and gain more loan option. Cursor level also improves the productivity of clicking once the heavenly upgrades Aura Gloves and Luminous Gloves are acquired, up to Cursor level 20.

Purchased Cursors in their characteristic circular pattern around the Big Cookie. Cursors can be seen clicking the cookie in spirals which radiate from the center, as well as spinning in a counter-clockwise fashion.


Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
CursorNew.png Reinforced index finger Own 1 cursor Money.png 100 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"prod prod"
PinkCursorNew.png Carpal tunnel prevention cream Own 1 cursor Money.png 500 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"it... it hurts to click..."
CyanCursorNew.png Ambidextrous Own 10 cursors Money.png 10,000 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"Look ma, both hands!"
OrangeCursorNew.png Thousand fingers Own 25 cursors Money.png 100,000 The mouse and cursors gain +0.1 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
GoldCursorNew.png Million fingers Own 50 cursors Money.png 10 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 5.
RustedCursorNew.png Billion fingers Own 100 cursors Money.png 100 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 10.
BlackCursorNew.png Trillion fingers Own 150 cursors Money.png 1 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
SilverCursorNew.png Quadrillion fingers Own 200 cursors Money.png 10 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
GreenCursorNew.png Quintillion fingers Own 250 cursors Money.png 10 trillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"man, just go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."
BlueCursorNew.png Sextillion fingers Own 300 cursors Money.png 10 quadrillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
things just
Astrofudge cursor.png Septillion fingers Own 350 cursors Money.png 10 quintillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"[cursory flavor text]"
Alabascream cursor.png Octillion fingers Own 400 cursors Money.png 10 sextillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20..
"Turns out you can quite put your finger on it."
Iridyum cursor.png Nonillion fingers Own 450 cursors Money.png 10 septillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"Only for the freakiest handshakes."

Other Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Synergy II fractal engine.png Mice clicking mice 75 Cursors, 75 Fractal engines and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money.png 62 octillion Cursors gain +5% CpS per fractal engine.
Fractal engines gain +0.1% CpS per cursor.
"Absolutely blasphemous(e)!"
Fortune cursor.png Fortune #001 Random fortune from news ticker Money.png 1.167 nonillion Cursors are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"Fingers are not the only thing you can count on."


Icon Name Description ID
CursorNew.png Click Have 1 cursor. 34
DoubleCursor Plain v15.png Double-click Have 2 cursors. 35
TripleCursor Plain v15.png Mouse wheel Have 50 cursors. 36
PinkCursorNew.png Of Mice and Men Have 100 cursors. 37
CyanCursorNew.png The Digital Have 200 cursors. 38
OrangeCursorNew.png Extreme polydactyly Have 300 cursors. 147
GoldCursorNew.png Dr. T Have 400 cursors. 148
RustedCursorNew.png Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals Have 500 cursors.
BlackCursorNew.png With her finger and her thumb Have 600 cursors. 398
SilverCursorNew.png Gotta hand it to you Have 700 cursors. 474
GreenCursorNew.png The devil's workshop Have 800 cursors. 493
Cursor Monument1 v15.png Click delegator Make 10 quintillion cookies just from cursors. 134
Cursor Monument2 v15.png Finger clickin' good Make 100 septillion cookies just from cursors. 189
PinkMouse.png Click (starring Adam Sandler) Make 1 decillion cookies just from cursors. 293
10Mouse.png Freaky jazz hands Reach level 10 cursors. 307
GrandmaAchieveNew.png The elder scrolls Own a combined 777 grandmas and cursors.
"Let me guess. Someone stole your cookie."

In Cookie Clicker Classic

Cursor store icon Cursor appearance
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The Cursor is the cheapest. It will auto-click the Cookie for you.

It initially costs 15 Cookies and has a CpS of 0.2.

As of the 0.124 update, when the Elder Pledge is purchased, Cursor output increases by +1 for the first Cursor purchase, and by +1.5 for every subsequent Cursor purchased. Each Cursor produces cookies according to the following formula, rounded to the nearest integer:

Or equivalently:


  • If one were to use a single Cursor unaided by any bonuses or upgrades to accumulate enough cookies to purchase 200 of every other building, it would take somewhere around 12 quadrillion years.
  • Assuming that the highest number of cookies in the bank Javascript can store in a double is 1.798e308, you can "only" buy 5060 Cursors. The last one would cost you Money.png 176 uncentillion. Further Cursors could be bought, but after the 5060th Cursor, the price will become infinity for each Cursor, requiring cheating to make further purchases. This would raise the theoretical limit to 1.798e308 Cursors, after which the next purchased Cursor would cause it to read as infinite Cursors. However, the game would become unstable from lag long before that point could be reached.
  • Cursors are currently the only buildings that don't unlock a grandma upgrade.
  • Cursors are currently the only buildings that don't have an upgrade that unlocks when you own 500 of the building.
  • If you look closely on how the Cursors move when clicking the Big Cookie, it shows them clicking in a spiral pattern.
  • In the Alternate Reality update, the Cursor's finger upgrades now stack multiplicatively, rather than adding a flat number. Having all ten upgrades now add a total of Money.png 6.4 billion per building, as opposed to Money.png 55.556 million per building prior to the update.
    • While overall it is a buff to the upgrades, it will make getting prestige in mid-game slightly harder. Since the upgrades are now multiplicative, they are far less useful as standalone upgrades, and are no longer overpowered when equipped in permanent upgrade slots.


  • The Quintillion fingers upgrade description is a reference to Boomhauer from King of the Hill when he says: "Yeah man I tell you what that dang 'ol internet man you just go on there point and click get in that talkin about doubleya doubleya doublya dot com and you got that them naked chicks on there man you go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."
  • The achievement Extreme Polydactyly is a reference to a real mutation in humans which causes an individual to have more fingers or toes than normal.
  • The achievement Of Mice and Men is a reference to the novella by John Steinbeck of the same name.
  • The Dr. T achievement is a reference to the 1953 Dr. Seuss film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
  • The "& Knuckles" from the description of the achievement Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals is a reference to the game Sonic & Knuckles, as well as the Internet meme of adding "& Knuckles" to the titles of movies and video games.
  • The achievement With her finger and her thumb is a reference to a lyric in the 2001 Smash Mouth song "All Star", which is in the line "She was lookin' kinda dumb with her finger and her thumb in the shape of an 'L' on her forehead".
  • The achievement Finger clickin' good relates to the slogan from KFC, "It's finger lickin' good".
  • The achievement Click (starring Adam Sandler) its a reference to the movie of the same name
  • The "Let me guess, someone stole your cookie" from the description of the achievement The Elder Scrolls is a reference to a Skyrim line, "Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll"
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