Updated: 05/23/2017 by Computer Hope

The term drag describes the action of selecting an object or section of text and moving it, usually to drop in an alternate area. For example, to drag an object such as an icon, you would first move your mouse cursor over it. Then, press and hold down the left mouse button and the object to the location you desire.

How to drag-and-drop

In the image below, you can see the three-step process used to highlight, drag, and then drop files into another location.

Drag and drop move

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