Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

To Drag and Drop a File or Folder

  1. Put the mouse pointer over the file or folder.

  2. Press and hold mouse button 1.

  3. Drag the icon to where you want to drop it.

  4. Release the mouse button.

    So, the motion for dropping an object is press...drag...release.

    To cancel a drag in progress, press Esc before releasing the mouse button.

    Figure 5-1 Drag icon showing the object being dragged


    If more than one icon is selected, you drag the entire group by dragging any of the selected icons.

    Note -

    You cannot drag and drop an object without a mouse or other pointing device.

Basic Drag-and-Drop Tasks

If you try to drop an icon in a location that does not support dropped objects, the icon snaps back to its original location in File Manager or on the desktop.