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10.7: Dragging files from Stacks and Desktop access in fullscreen apps Desktop
Just as you can now drag files from Safari's downloads list, you can also drag them from a stack. They can be dragged to the Desktop, Trash, Finder window, folder, folders and volumes in the Sidebar and Toolbar and even another Stack.

Also, while Lion unfortunately does not allow quick access to the Desktop with hot corners this can be somewhat remedied by creating a Desktop Stack to do so without leaving the application. It doesn't work in List View so it helps to set it to sort by date added.

This is also very handy for dragging images and items in the downloads menu from a fullscreen app like Safari to the Desktop. The Dock even automatically pops up if you drag the item to the bottom of the screen without having to use the double down motion normally required to access the Dock in fullscreen apps.

[crarko adds: A good trick to know if you use fullscreen apps a lot.]
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10.7: Dragging files from Stacks and Desktop access in fullscreen apps
Authored by: ss3_gokoux on Sep 15, '11 08:40:22AM

You’ve been able to assign Exposé’s Show Desktop to a hot corner since at least 10.4. In 10.7, it’s found in the Mission Control preference pane. Click the Hot Corners button in the lower left where you can assign “Desktop” to any corner. Very handy. So, in this case, drag a file from a Dock stack to your assigned corner, all the windows move out the way, and drop your file onto your Desktop.



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10.7: Dragging files from Stacks and Desktop access in fullscreen apps
Authored by: sphexx on Sep 15, '11 08:55:55AM

Hot corner to show desktop from full-screen Safari in Lion works for me!



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10.7: Dragging files from Stacks and Desktop access in fullscreen apps
Authored by: Michelasso on Sep 21, '11 04:37:35AM

Would you care to explain how?! If you really managed to make the full screen aplications showing the desktop it would make a great hint. I even opened a bug report for it.

Edited on Sep 21, '11 04:42:29AM by Michelasso



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quick access to the Desktop with hot corners
Authored by: sr105 on Sep 15, '11 11:12:02AM

It works, just not directly. You have to switch to a non-fullscreen desktop first (or "during" depending on your point of view).
Two methods (while dragging a file/object/whatever):
1. Enter Mission Control (by any means: hot corner, hover over the icon in the dock, a dedicated mouse button, a keyboard shortcut). Hover over another app or desktop (non-fullscreen). Then, go to your Desktop hot corner. This is also a nice way to drop a file directly into another app.
2. Cmd-Tab to a non-fullscreen app. Then, go to your Desktop hot corner.
3. Ctrl-Arrow Left/Arrow Right to switch to a non-fullscreen desktop. Etc.

Hot corners combined with mission control is the single biggest annoyance I have when I have to use a PC. I'm always throwing my mouse into corners and swearing when nothing happens.



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