Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Secondary Selection

This method enables you select text and replace it with another selection, which is used as the replacement text.

To Replace Text Using Secondary Selection

  1. Select the text that you want to replace.

  2. Move the pointer to the beginning of the text you want to replace the first selection with. Hold down the Alt key and mouse button 2 and drag to the end of the text you want to use.

    The text is underlined.

    Note -

    If your keyboard does not have an Alt key, ask your system administrator to identify the corresponding key.

  3. Release the Alt key and mouse button.

    The underlined text overwrites your first selection.