I'd like to hit Cmd-Space, type my query, and then from the list, drag a file to my Desktop or my browser or whatever. The best I have is that with the file highlighted, I can hit Cmd-I and then drag the preview.

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click the item in the Spotlight list. This will reveal the item in a Finder. From there you can drag the file wherever you wish.


You can do this in Lion. However, it currently seems a bit buggy and I can't figure out how to move the file, only copy it.

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