Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Mouse Skills

To Click

    Press and release mouse button 1 without moving the mouse.

    By default, mouse button 1 is the left button.


Tasks that you perform by clicking include:

To Double-Click

    Press and release mouse button 1 twice in rapid succession, without moving the mouse.

Here are some tasks you perform by double-clicking:

To Drag

To move a window or drop an icon, use the press-drag-release motion.

    Point to the window's title bar or anywhere on the icon, press and hold mouse button 1, drag the mouse, then release the button.


Tasks you perform by dragging and dropping include:

To Duplicate

  1. Select the required text by holding down mouse button 1 and dragging the cursor over it.

  2. Release mouse button 1.

  3. Point the mouse at the location to which you wish to duplicate the text, and click mouse button 2.

    By default, mouse button 2 is the middle mouse button. The text is copied to the new location without removing it from its original location.

  4. (Optional) Repeat step 3 and duplicate the text in other locations.