Alt+click for selecting under & dragging on Mac

Asked by leonardo

The Inkscape Basic Tutorial says (at the end) that Alt+click is used for "Selecting under and dragging selected." When I tried this on my Mac G4 (flat panel) Alt/option+click zoomed in on the canvas. Is there another way for me to access or set up the "Selecting under and dragging selected" function?

Thank you.

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RIco (rico-rootscore-deactivatedaccount) said :
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leonardo (arthamax) said :

Thank you Rico for the link. I bookmarked the site and will use it before I ask another question.

When I need Alt+click and Alt+drag I'll "...turn off the 'Emulate three button mouse' under the Input Preferences for X11."

Right now I don't have enough experience with key board commands to know what is more useful or easier for me.

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young kb (youngkb) said :

I have the macbook pro, without a mouse so am using the trackpad.

how do i do the alt+click and alt+drag commands?