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Sometimes I have a window to compose an email open and want to drag a file from the Finder to the email to attach it, but when you click on the Finder, the email window gets pushed to the back.

Is there an easy way to hold a window on top so you can drag something onto it without it getting lost in the pile?
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Usually, the email window just gets pushed back one window and the finder window is just brought to the front. You can drag one beside the other and drag/drop that way or just drag from one to the other. Or even better, there is the attach button which allows you to do it all from the new message window

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That's what I was looking for! Thanks!

Assuming both the email window and the finder are already open...

1. Click and drag the file from Finder (don't release the mouse).
2. Activate Expose using the fn key.
3. While still holding the button down, drag the file over the email window (don't let up yet).
4. After a couple seconds of hovering over the email window, Expose brings it to the front.
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That's what I was looking for! Thanks!

Assuming both the email window and the finder are already open...

1. Click and drag the file from Finder (don't release the mouse).
2. Activate Expose using the fn key.
3. While still holding the button down, drag the file over the email window (don't let up yet).
4. After a couple seconds of hovering over the email window, Expose brings it to the front.
or you can click and drag the file to the mail app icon in the dock and press spacebar to bring it to the front or even start it if it's not already open

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