How do I drag or drop an image or picture into mail in fullscreen mode?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by 7racer, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004
    I have been having a good experience so far with Lion.

    My question is, in fullscreen mode I notice some problems

    1) you can't compose more than one message at a time
    2) you can't easily drag and drop and image into your new message

    for #2 does anyone have a solution that I am missing?

  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    You can always press Cmd+Space (or whatever hotkeys you use for Spotlight), find a picture using Spotlight and drag it into your message. But this is a bit of a kludge, and that's also why I don't use Mail in full-screen mode.
  3. gr8tfly, Jul 31, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011

    macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    And that's the crux of the problem with some fullscreen apps. They don't really work when you need to interact with other apps - be it drag and drop, or just having something open for reference.

    One thing you can try is using hot corners for Mission Control. Go to the desktop that has the object you want to drag and drop onto mail. Drag it to the hot corner, keep holding the "button down", and drag it to the desktop with fullscreen Mail. You should be able to release it onto the Mail document.

    I've actually used hot corners with Spaces and Expose since they came out to do exactly the above. I like, for instance, to keep Safari and Mail on separate Spaces/Desktops.

    I don't mean to say that Fullscreen mode doesn't have it's place, but I don't believe it's meant for just "any old" app. It's more applicable to apps that don't regularly need to interact with other apps, such as FCP, Aperture, Photoshop, and the like.

    Hope this tip works out for you. I'm enjoying Lion, too. :)
  4. macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Drag to mail dock item, it will switch to mail, drag into message.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004

    all those tricks worked! I don't think I would have thought of those!

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