Somehow I keep ‘picking’ up bits of text, folders, files and other things with my cursor. I’ll be using the MacBook trackpad to move the cursor from here to there when I realise there is something ‘stuck’ to it, trailing along behind the cursor. Obviously I need to be more careful about these ‘sticky fingers’.
If this happens to you and you don’t know how to fix it, the answer lies with the
Esc key (top left of the keyboard).
Esc is a handy ‘Cancel’ key. If you have a dialog box open and want to cancel,
Esc will do it.
And on the same issue of accidentally moving files: a friend rang me the other day because all her Safari bookmarks etc had disappeared, and some other weird behaviour was going on. It turned out she’d accidentally moved the Library folder to her desktop. Once we moved it back and restarted all was well again.
It was probably a case of ‘sticky fingers’.