[Newbies] Cpying files with file list

Milan Zimmermann milan.zimmermann at sympatico.ca
Sat Jun 3 19:43:04 UTC 2006

Hi Joaquin,

First, to "move a file", you can do a "drag and drop":
	1) highlight the file by  left-button-click (red-click) on the file 
	2) start action by doing left-button-press-down (red-press-down) on the file 
	3) once you move the mouse, a small icon appears
	4) drag to destination folder
	5) finish by left-button-release

The file has to be already highlighted for the drag and drop to initiate, 
which is sort of annoying. Also, I do not think there is file cut/paste on 
the middle-click (blue-click) menu. 

Now, to "copy a file", you do excatly as above, but, just before step 2), push 
the "SHIFT" button. The action is exactly the same, apart from the small icon 
it step 3 has a little "+" sign, signifying copy.

There is a interesting twist - you can change from "move" to "copy" and back 
in the middle of your action but pushing or releasing shift followed by a 
slight move of the mouse.

let me know in case this did not work for you, 


On 2006 May 31 21:22, Joaquin Sitte wrote:
> Hi,
> How can I copy a file from on place to another in file list?
> Thanks
> Joaquin
> Dr. Joaquin Sitte,  Associate Professor.
> School of Software Engineering and Data Communication Faculty of
> Information Technology
> Queensland University of Technology
> GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Q 4001 Australia
> Phone +61 7 3864 2755
> Fax +61 7 3864 1801
> e-mail: j.sitte at qut.edu.au
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