I know it could be done by pressing F3 button while dragging an item but I really need the five-finger-gesture for that.

On Snow Leopard, I could drag an item with my thumb and then use the remaining four fingers to expose all the apps/windows to drop this item in any app/window in the current space or any other space.

Is there an equivalent in Lion?

  • There is no five-finger gesture, and using the available gestures still works. Please explain what the problem is. Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 14:39

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I don't know when this has been re-enabled, but in OS X Lion 10.7.4 I am able to do the following:

  1. Click drag and object in Window A and hold it with your thumb.
  2. Initiate App Exposé/Mission Control using a four finger gesture. Do not release your thumb.
  3. Drag the object to Window B using one of the remaining four fingers.

So, this is basically the same as you used to do.

  • Thnx a lot but unfortunately I can't find this gesture type on the list of touchpad gestures. Please help. Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 12:31

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