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2.10 Selecting Elements

The following table describes selection behavior for text.

To perform this action

Use this gesture

Select multiple characters.

Click and drag over text. Dragging beyond a word boundary selects whole words.

Select text between insertion point and mouse pointer


Select a word

Double-click. Dragging thereafter selects whole words.

Select a paragraph

Triple-click or CTRL+Double-click. Dragging thereafter selects whole paragraphs.

Move or copy selection

Select text; release mouse; and then drag to new location. Dragging with the left mouse button moves text. Dragging with the right mouse button displays a menu to copy.

Note If dragged to an existing paragraph, text takes on the paragraph's attributes.