Ok I hate gmail... it won't let me type characters like a normal human... trying again (and sorry for the noise... was quickly typing tab and spaces for whitespace matching, and it just sent the mail)
I've got a scratch window with some edit command sans the word "Edit".
I've selected it by left click and drag (or click and drag on a touchpad) and it is now a yellow highlight.
Now I move to the window I want to edit within and tried all of the following
4 finger tap the word "Edit" - it says (Edit: unknown command E)
select the word edit, dragging while holding option, then press ctrl and release - nothing, or sometimes "Edit: unknown command E".
Maybe I need to see this demonstrated.
Russ, was this in your acme video on youtube?
I should probably rewatch it, but I seem to remember there being an actual 3 button mouse.