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Mouse over the node/edge: show the specific information of the node/edge
Single mouse clicking over the node/edge: single select/deselect the node/edge
SHIFT/CTRL + single mouse clicking: multiple selecting/deselecting of the nodes/edges
Clicking on the empty space: clear selection of the nodes and edges.
For simple node:
Normal: show the interaction of the node, query the interactions if its interactions have not been queried against the database (given that the Database Online option under Files menu is selected)
Special: If double-clicking attribute of the VisAnt tag is configured in the VisML, launch the specified URL in the browser.
For metanode: expand/collapse the metanode, unless the metanode contains no nodes in which nothing happens
Left mouse dragging:
Start from an empty space: draw a rectangular, and select all nodes within it.
Start from selected nodes/edges: move the nodes. If dropped over a metanode, will ask whether the selected nodes shall be contained by the metanode.
Right mouse dragging: pan (move) the network.
Mouse scrolling: zoom in/out the network