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26.15 Drag and Drop

Emacs supports drag and drop using the mouse. For instance, dropping text onto an Emacs frame inserts the text where it is dropped. Dropping a file onto an Emacs frame visits that file. As a special case, dropping the file on a Dired buffer moves or copies the file (according to the conventions of the application it came from) into the directory displayed in that buffer.

Dropping a file normally visits it in the window you drop it on. If you prefer to visit the file in a new window in such cases, customize the variable dnd-open-file-other-window.

The drag and drop protocols XDND, Motif and the old KDE 1.x protocol are currently supported.


 
 
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