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EQ7: Click and Drag Not Working with Touchpad

The directions say to SHIFT+drag, or CTRL+drag. But that’s not working. Nothing happens.

Are you using a touchpad, not a mouse?

When using a computer with a mouse, the directions for holding down a key as you drag work as expected. But if using a touchpad, you may need a bit more finger-work.

Click+drag (Example: scrollbars)

  1. Click and hold the left touchpad button.
  2. Run the index finger of your other hand repeatedly across the touchpad diagonally.
  3. Release the left touchpad button when you are finished.

SHIFT+click+drag (Example: setting items on Layers 2 and 3)

  1. Hold down the SHIFT key.
  2. With the same hand, click and hold the left touchpad button.
  3. Run the index finger of your other hand repeatedly across the touchpad diagonally.
  4. Release the left touchpad button and SHIFT key when you are finished.

CTRL+click+drag (Example: drawing perfect shapes)

  1. Hold down the CTRL key.
  2. With the same hand, click and hold the left touchpad button.
  3. Run the index finger of your other hand repeatedly across the touchpad diagonally.
  4. Release the left touchpad button and CTRL key when you are finished.