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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces System 10.5
If you have two applications in two separate spaces (e.g iPhoto and Keynote), and you would like to drag an item from the first application to drop in the second application, here are two easy ways to do just that.

First, you can drag the item (file, photo, etc..), press F8 and then select the other space, then drop the item into the other application. Or you can drag the file, press Command-Tab, and then drop the dragged icon on the other application. You will then be switched automatically to the other space to drop your stuff, just like in Tiger.

[robg adds: When you drag and drop between spaces, OS X will return you to the originating space after the drop. While this makes logical sense, when I'm dropping something, it's usually because I want to do something with it, so then I have to switch back to the space I just dropped the item into. As far as I know, there's no setting to change this behavior.]
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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 31, '07 07:40:16AM

A third way, and one that partially solves Robs issue, is to have Spaces assigned to a corner, then drag the item from one app, to the hot corner, then to the second space, hover over the space 'till it springs, then drop.

Rob's right that it springs back to the source space if you drag to an application, but if you drag to finder or the desktop it appears to stay at the destination space after dropping.

Mark



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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: chabig on Oct 31, '07 08:20:57AM

A fourth way is to simply drag any window to the edge of the screen. Keep holding the mouse button down and after a short pause, you'll move to the next space.



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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 31, '07 01:22:12PM

Well yes that works for windows, but not for files which is what the hint was about.



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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: urpaign on Nov 01, '07 12:58:46PM

How did I miss that? Thank you!!



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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: Shawn Parr on Oct 31, '07 09:06:04AM

If you are a keyboard person, like me, make sure you have keyboard shortcuts set up in the Spaces preferences. I use Command-Option- number keys.

Start to drag a window or item, hit Command-Option-3 to go to the 3rd space, drop where you need it.

Much easier IMHO, and no snapbacks.



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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: macavenger on Oct 31, '07 09:33:22AM

Or, if you are wanting to drop an item (text, picture, whatever) into an application, make use of the spring loaded dock feature.

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10.5: Drag and drop between Spaces
Authored by: Lycestra on Oct 31, '07 12:12:44PM

I'm amazed how simple Apple made dragging between spaces...

I was shocked when I missed the window i was dragging, and dragged the Space itself. you can reorder the Spaces themselves by dragging.



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