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2. Learning to Use the Mouse > Dragging the Mouse

Dragging the Mouse

Another common use for the mouse is called dragging. Dragging the mouse occurs when you move the pointer over something on the screen, hold the left mouse button down, move the mouse, and then release the left mouse button.

Dragging is often used to select multiple items, move or copy an item from one location to another, or, in many graphics programs, to draw lines on the screen or erase part of a picture, as shown in Figure 2-3.

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Dragging the mouse performs different actions, depending on the program you're using.

Figure 2-3. Dragging the mouse performs different actions, depending on the program you're using.

Practice dragging the mouse:

  1. Move the mouse pointer over the Finder icon on the Dock and click the left mouse button. (From now on, this book will give this instruction in a shorter way: "Click the Finder icon on the Dock.") The Finder window appears.


  

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