Use VoiceOver to drag and drop items on Mac
Drag and drop items from one location to another. Both the original and destination locations must be on the screen when you start dragging the items.
Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier. See Use the VoiceOver modifier.
Move the VoiceOver cursor to an item, then press VO-, to mark it for drag and drop.
To use a modifier with the command, press and hold VO-, until the Drag and Drop menu appears, then choose a modifier.
Move the VoiceOver cursor to the location where you want to drop the marked item, then use one of the following commands to drop the marked items:
On the cursor location: VO-.
In front of the cursor location: VO-<
After the cursor location: VO->
If you selected a modifier at the start of the operation, VoiceOver uses the modifier to perform any special behaviours when it drops the item. For example, if you drop a marked file in the Finder using the Option modifier, VoiceOver duplicates the file.
Use the mouse
Cursor tracking with the mouse can be on or off. See Use VoiceOver cursor tracking on Mac.
Move the VoiceOver cursor to the item you want to move.
If the mouse pointer isn’t set to follow the VoiceOver cursor, press VO-Command-Fn-F5 to move the mouse pointer to the item you want to move. You can verify that the mouse is on the item by pressing VO-Fn-F5.
Click and hold the mouse by pressing VO-Command-Shift-Space bar.
Move the VoiceOver cursor to the target location.
If the mouse pointer isn’t set to follow the VoiceOver cursor, press VO-Command-Fn-F5 to move the mouse pointer to the target location. You can verify that the mouse is on the target location by pressing VO-Fn-F5.
Release the mouse by pressing VO-Command-Shift-Space bar.
Drag to a hot spot
If you used the Commanders category in VoiceOver Utility to assign Drop Marked Item hot spot commands to keys or gestures, you can drag items to the same hot spot.
Mark an item to drag, then use one of the commands you assigned to a key or gesture.
VoiceOver asks you to press the number key for the hot spot you want to use for the drop, then drops the marked item after, before or on the hot spot.
After the drop, the VoiceOver cursor returns to its original location. Repeat for each item you want to drop on the hot spot.
A marked item remains available to drop again unless it’s no longer on the screen, or you mark a new item for drag and drop.
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