Using the mouse to drag a file to an application and drop it there. If the two are compatible the file will be opened within the application. This can be useful when opening documents.
Clicking an object, holding the mouse button down while moving the cursor and the object to a destination (dragging), and then releasing the button to insert the object at the destination (dropping).
Some software systems such as the Mirror Image system utilize this method in order to allow the user to move and associate images and documents without having to enter any additional information.
A GUI concept that allows one screen object to be selected and passed as input to another screen object (icon).
The name for a technology in Software that lets you select, then move things by clicking and dragging, then dropping the item where you want it moved to.
A feature of VMware VirtualCenter that allows you to move virtual machines easily between groups.
v. To directly manipulate an object by moving it and placing it somewhere else using a pointing device (such as a mouse (see)).
To take a selection of text, or an image, and - by holding down the mouse key with the pointer over the selection - shifting it to another place in the same document.
a combination of features that allow the user to drag an object and drop it onto a form or other object using the mouse. An object can be a source (an item the user drags) or a target (an item on which the user drops a source). (Microsoft)
A variation of cut and paste where an object can be selected and â€˜draggedâ€(tm) (moved) by clicking and holding down the mouse and then â€˜droppedâ€(tm) in another location or program by releasing the mouse.
Moving an object across the screen as a command. For example, you use a mouse to drag a document into a printer icon. This prints the document.
A GUI that allows you to use your mouse to drag elements from one location to another.
Moving something from one place to another using the mouse
Drag an item by moving your mouse pointer over the item you want to select (the item will be highlighted when selected), holding down your left mouse button and dragging the item to the destination. Drop an item by releasing the left mouse button.
The action of dragging an item on the screen from one location to another location. Dragging an item is done by placing the cursor over top of the item, and the pressing and holding down the left mouse button, with the mouse button held down, drag the item to the location where you would like it to be, and release the mouse button.
This refers to the method of moving items on screen by using a mouse. Clicking on an item allows you to select it, continually holding down the mouse button allows you to drag it from point "A" to point "B' and releasing the mouse button allows you to drop or place the item.
The technique of moving things using a mouse, consisting of pointing at the item to be dragged, clicking and holding down the left mouse button, moving the mouse and then releasing the button.
Process of clicking an element in the Catalog, dragging it to the Scene Preview or Scene Contents window, and then releasing the mouse button. You can also drag elements from the Scene Contents window into the Catalog.
the action of clicking on an item and moving the mouse while keeping the mouse button down to â€˜dragâ€™ the item to a new location. Interarchy uses this metaphor to allow you to upload or download files by dragging file icons between Interarchy and the Finder or between Listing windows.
A term for selecting an object or group of objects with the mouse, dragging them to another location and releasing the mouse.
Also: Drag 'N Drop Drag and Drop refers to using your mouse to move a file, icon or other item on the computer screen from one location to another. For example: To move or copy a file from one location on your screen to another location, you click and 'hold' it with your mouse button then Drag and Drop it to the new desired location on your screen. The word drop refers to letting go of the mouse button that you were pressing and holding while dragging
A function of most modern word processing applications which serves as an alternative to Cut/Copy and Paste. This operation bypasses the clipboard by moving a selected item by dragging it from its original location to a new one.
When you click your mouse once and an object and hold it, while simultaneously moving that item to a different location.
A four step mouse process that moves an object across your desktop or within a program. 1) Point at the object, usually an icon or file name; 2) Press and hold your left (windows) mouse button or single mouse button (Mac); 3) Move the pointer to the location to which you'd like to move the object; 4) (Drop) release the mouse button. The object has now been moved to another location.
With the drag and drop feature of VMware Workstation, you can move files easily between a Windows host and a Windows virtual machine. You can drag and drop individual files or entire directories.
The icon manipulation method whereby the icon is selected using the LEFT mouse button, moved to another location in the configuration, and dropped there by releasing the mouse button.
A transfer mechanism where data is dragged from a source to a drop site using mouse motion.
To press and hold the mouse button down, while pulling the mouse across the pad. Data which is being moved is dropped, or relocated, when the mouse button is released.
The act of clicking on one icon and moving it on top of another icon to initiate a specific action. Example: opening a specific Eudora mailbox by moving its icon onto the Eudora icon.
To directly manipulate an icon by using a pointing device to move and place the icon somewhere else. Also referred to as drag transfer.
This is clicking on a document or icon on your computer's desktop with the mouse and moving it to another location. This method of file management originated on the Apple Macintosh and soon migrated to the PC as part of the Windows operating system. Some Web server software, notably Microsoft's IIS, allows administrators to drag a document from their desktop into (or onto) the Web server, making it instantly available on the Web with a minimum of hassle.
"Drag and drop" describes a particular action you can make with the mouse. Click an object, such as a folder, then hold down the mouse button as you drag the object to a new location. You drop the object by releasing the mouse button. Drag and drop can be used to easily move, print, delete, or embed an object or file into another.
The process of moving text or images within a file or from one file to another.
The process of moving text, graphics, or photos to different locations in a document.
the ability to move an object from one place to another by placing the cursor over an object, pressing the left mouse button, dragging the selected object to another location, and releasing the mouse button.
To directly manipulate an object by using a pointing device to move and place the object somewhere else.
The act of clicking on an item or section and moving it to another location. You can do this to move words to a different part of a document or files to another computer.
the use of a pointing device to directly execute tasks, for example, by moving a file icon into the Print Manager icon, to print the file. [Back to Alpha List
The ability to highlight a piece of text or picture and drop it elsewhere; also, the ability to drag an icon from one place on a screen and drop it onto another icon, thereby invoking an operation (in some versions of the Apple operating system, for example, dragging a file icon onto a printer icon prints the document on that printer).
To drag an interface element to a new location in order to move, copy, or link it. See also drag.
Moving an element from one location to another by dragging it with the mouse.
A way of interacting with software where a piece of information (for example a picture or word) is selected and moved from one place to another using a mouse. Dragging and dropping can often be used in applications as an alternative to cutting and pasting.
a feature on the Mac which allows one to drag the icon for a document on top of the icon for an application, thereby launching the application and opening the document.