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I use Mail.app in full screen mode quite frequently. However, I often like to open up and individual message for a task I'm working on and move it to a different Desktop. Opening up a message in full screen mode does nothing more than bring up a overlay showing the message but doesn't open another window that I can move elsewhere.

Is there a way to get individual messages in different windows to move to other Desktops when using Mail.app in full screen?

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As mentioned here you can use a trackpad gesture to move a little to the other space (just enough to make the black inter-space bar visible) and then use a keyboard shortcut to open the current e-mail (Cmd-O) or create a new one (Cmd-N). You will get a normal new window which can then be dragged to any space you want.

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very very nice hack –  whaley Jan 16 '12 at 16:23
    
Unfortunately it looks like it got fixed in 10.8. I switched to using Mail simply maximized on a separate space. –  jpc Aug 13 '12 at 21:24
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When I need to open a message in other desktop I quit full screen mode, open the message(s) and then fullscreen again: just the main Mail window goes to fullscreen, leaving the messages windows open in the desktop where they were open.

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I was using mail.app in full screen and hit the same problem. Can't figure out a solution and now am not using it in full screen. The way I am using now is create a new Desktop, assign the mail.app only running on this desktop, and make the mail.app main screen as large as the Desktop so that it looks like running as full screen mode.

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+1 - decent enough work around –  whaley Aug 18 '11 at 15:12
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