Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to mynameismyname)
Use Mission Control to add some desktops. Move related apps to single desktops, like Mail, Contacts, Calendar (maybe).
You can still drag and drop between desktops.
Here is a tutorial on Exposé: http://support.apple.com/kb/VI22
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
I don't know if there is any info in those of dragging, but you can start dragging, then invoke Mission Control, or App Switcher (cmd-tab), to move to the destination app. Hover over the App windows and it will outline, then pop up to be active. You can then drop in that window.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to mynameismyname)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2013 3:47 PM (in response to Eric Root)
Let me clarify:
We don't have SPACES anymore in OSX ML (as much as I know, or am I wrong?), but I use Expose to move away all program windows, expose only the Desktop, and I use Mission Control to show all the windows side-by-side.
Still, this does not solve my problem... If I want to compse an email and manually attach a file (say a PDF file) by dragging it from the right side of the Desktop into my message, I'm looking for a way to keep ONLY MY MAIL WINDOW AND THE DESKTOP visible, without the clutter of the rest of the windows (Safari, Adobe ID, AI, PS, etc)...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2013 4:16 PM (in response to mynameismyname)
Mission Control is spaces.
If you want stuff to go into the background when you drag, start dragging, invoke Exposé, hover over Mail's message window until it comes to the forefront, then drop. You can achieve a similar result by cmd-tabbing to Mail while you are dragging.
For your example, use Mission Control to show the Desktop only, grab the file and start dragging, then use Mission Control or the App Switcher to move to Mail. Hover until active, then drop.
Or, if you haven't started composing an email, drop the file onto the Mail icon in the Dock.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to mynameismyname)
You can have spaces (now called desktops) by adding new desktops and assigning applications to a specific desktop. I have 4 desktops - see screen shot.
- If you want to keep the desktops in a specific order, go to System Preferences/Mission Control and uncheck the box " Automatically rearrange spaces based on most recent use." You can also select the box below that so if you open an application, you'll be taken to that space.
- If you want to cut down the number of desktops, there is also an option to remove the Dashboard as a desktop and have it work like it did in Snow Leopard. That can be set in System Preferences/Mission Control by deselecting Show Dashboard as a space. You can access the Dashboard by clicking on the Dashboard icon in the dock or using the FN 12 key.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2013 9:25 PM (in response to Eric Root)
It works, but not flawlessly. Unless using Mission Control, if I'm in Mail and go down to the Dock, select InDesign and want to open an old document or a new one (Command-O or N) it won't switch to the Desktop assigned for ID. The Mac will ignore my request, or I will get me an EMPTY frame, and the only way to get out of it is hitting Command-period... Only if there is a document opened already in ID, then it will switch to it when selecting ID in the Dock.