A Beginner's Guide to Drag and Drop On the Mac (#1488)

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Now even if you're new to Mac you probably know that you can drag and drop things to

move things around.

For instance, here I am in the Finder and I have two Finder windows open showing different


If I want to move this image to this folder I can simply drag and drop it.

I can drag and drop it back.

I can even drag and drop to a folder inside of here.

So I can drag and drop into this old folder there.

I'm going to use Undo to get that back.

Here's something that you may not know.

If you drag and drop and you pause over the folder it will actually open it up.

So now you can place it inside.

You can also drag and drop to items on the left sidebar here.

So I can put it into, say, this folder by dragging into there.

You can also select multiple items to drag and drop.

So I can select one, hold the Command key down, and select another and another.

Then I'm dragging and dropping three items.

You can hold the shift key down.

So I'll select the first one here, hold the Shift key down, and it will do the same thing.

If I want to select a continuous group I can drag, see I'm clicking outside of any of these

items and drag over a whole bunch of them.