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What is "Drag-and-Drop"?



Drag-and-drop refers to manipulating objects on a computer by using the mouse. Drag-and-drop objects by following these steps:

  1. Move the mouse pointer until it is directly over the object you want to manipulate.
  2. Hold down the left mouse button.
  3. With the left mouse button held down, move the mouse to where you want to drop the object. Notice how the object moves with your mouse pointer.
  4. Drop the object by letting up on the left mouse button.

Hint: You can practice dragging and dropping objects by dragging icons on your desktop and dropping them on another area of your desktop.

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