Drag and drop

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Drag and drop is a term used to describe moving an object on the computer screen with your mouse. It is done by clicking and holding an object, such as a file, then moving the mouse (dragging), and releasing the mouse button once the mouse cursor has reached its destination (dropping). Drag and drop has a number of uses, including:

  • Moving a window
  • Moving files between folders
  • Openings files in applications (by dragging a file to the application icon)
  • Moving or copying text between documents or applications
  • Saving images from a website (by dragging them to the Finder)

There are many other uses for drag and drop, and almost every Mac OS X application supports it.