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