In the parts of an SE site that do not contain content, please default to the arrow (
cursor CSS property.
I instinctively move the cursor off of content while I read, and then shake the mouse to find the cursor again, but the text-selection (
I-shaped) cursor is really hard to see.
In the left and right sidebars, I frequently lose the cursor when it is a text-selection shape. This often happens when I move the cursor from the center content area's text—which rightly has a
text cursor—to one of the sidebars' empty space, but it's finicky and may depend on how fast I move the cursor there. It's also odd in that it sometimes becomes the arrow on the way to the sidebar and subsequently changes to the
I after a pause.
MacOS Catalina; Chrome M79