The same mouse buttons are used for similar operations throughout the programs. A brief description of the mouse control is listed below. On UNIX three button mice are used, but on Windows or Linux two buttons are more common, and so the alternative of Alt-left-mouse button is used for the middle button.
Left button Select
In a dialogue this selects an item from a list of items. Within a graphical display (eg the template display) this "selects" an item. Selected items are shown in bold. Selecting an already selected item will deselect it.
Drag left button Select region
This operates only for the graphical displays. A rectangular box can be dragged out between where the left button was pressed (and held down) to the current mouse cursor position. Releasing the left button will then select all items contained entirely within the rectangle. Within the contig editor such selections are displayed by underlining the region instead.
Drag middle button Move
This currently operates only for the contig selector. The selected items (or the item under the mouse pointer if none are selected) are dragged until the middle button is released.
Drag Alt left button Move
This currently operates only for the contig selector. The selected items (or the item under the mouse pointer if none are selected) are dragged until the button is released.
Right button Popup menu
Within some displays this will pop up a menu displaying a list of commands that can be used on the selected item.