Drag-and-drop definition

drăgən-drŏp
(comput.) Of or done with a GUI technique in which a file, portion of text, etc. is relocated or processed by dragging its icon and depositing it into another window, onto another icon, etc.
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A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets a user perform operations by moving the screen icon of an object into another window or onto another icon. On a regular screen, the icon is clicked with the mouse, and the button is held down while dragging. On a touchscreen, the icon is long tapped and held down while dragging.Copy and MoveFiles can be copied or moved by dragging their icons from one folder and dropping them on another folder's icon. Drag and drop also lets users position images on a page. In some cases, a document can be printed by dragging its icon to the printer icon.Rearrange and DeleteIcons can be rearranged on the screen or dragged to the trash can. In a smartphone or tablet, a long tap and drag and drop is used to rearrange and remove icons on the home screens. See icon, Win Drag and drop and long press.
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Of or relating to a method of relocating an icon or other item in a GUI by dragging and placing the item with a pointing device.
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(usually , computing) A feature of a graphical user interface whereby the user can drag a visual item across the screen and drop it in another location.

Use drag and drop to move the unwanted files to the trash.

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