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I have a file on the desktop that I want to drag onto a window (my browser). Suppose the browser is fully maximized.

How can I do that in Lion?

Before, in Snow Leopard, I could swipe up (reveal desktop), click + drag the file, then swipe down.

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Just +Tab to Finder, click and hold on an file icon, +Tab back to Chrome and release the icon. The same technique should work even if Chrome is running in Lion-esque fullscreen mode, and if you are dragging something from the desktop.

If you're having troubles getting to the actual desktop, I do know that the Show Desktop gesture in Lion has changed. You may need to activate/configure it in System Preferences -> Trackpad -> More Gestures, so now "Spread a thumb and three fingers" to view the desktop.

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That takes too long. I want to go directly to the desktop, and then back to the application. – Alex Oct 19 '11 at 7:51

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