I don’t know what this thing is called. My laptop’s mouse is like the usual contemporary laptop mouse–a “panel” on which you slide your finger in order to move the cursor on screen.
My question is–is there a way to tell the computer, after “double tapping” in order to simulate a left mouse button click, and then sliding around in order to select a boxed area of the screen, is there a way to tell the computer “I’m going to take my finger off the panel now but I don’t mean this to signal an end to the box-selection: Keep the left mouse button state in ‘clicked-and-held’ mode!”
What I’m trying to do is select a very large area of the screen, but I’m having trouble because I reach the end of my mouse panel before I reach the area of the screen I need to end my area-selection with.
Hope that made some sense.
I imagine different models may handle this differently. For what it’s worth, I’ve got a Compaq, one manufactured within the last year.