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Monday, June 16, 2008

Emailing a link!

The way this tip work might be similar to the one I posted yesterday, but it is so neat. I know there are features in Safari's menus and a keyboard shortcut to do so, but it is so great to do it this way.  To email a url that is loaded in Safari with Mail, you simply have to drag the small icon at the left of the url and while holding on to it, pressing "Command-Tab" and dropping the url on Mail.  Mail will automatically create a new email with the url.

9 Comments:

Blogger Clark said...

Hmmmm. I couldn't get this to work at first, then realized I had to continue to hold command-tab until after I had dropped the link on the mail icon.

Cool tip.

June 16, 2008 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger zevie said...

Great Tip! Thanks for taking the time to make them.

June 16, 2008 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Breno Neri said...

You can also drag that small icon to your desktop to create a link; or drag it to the body (or subject) of a message being composed in Gmail, for instance; or even drag it to a word processor, to have the url written down.

June 16, 2008 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

It works with firefox as well. You just drag the icon to the left of the url to Mail and it automatically opens a new message box with the url already in the message. No need for Command+Tab.

June 16, 2008 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger joonia said...

No need for Command+Tab in Safari either. Just drop the URL icon on the Mail icon and the link is instantly put in a new mail message that is launched.

PS This technique also works for a cd/dvd filled with photos that is inserted in the optical drive. No need to open either the disk or iPhoto. Just drag the desktop cd/dvd icon to the iPhoto icon on the dock and your photos are instantly loaded into iPhoto.

June 16, 2008 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger yellowgirl913 said...

yah you don't need the command-tab
i never have. you can drag tae little icon anywhere you can type. many times it gives it a shorter "nickname" type thing. very convenient.

June 16, 2008 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Bryan said...

all you need is " + i" and that will do it even faster (I hate using the mouse)

June 16, 2008 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger maluka said...

I'm with Bryan, but I use Shift+⌘+i in Safari
(⌘=command)
opens mail and puts the link in a new message
I believe Bryan's shortcut mails the whole page

June 18, 2008 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I have also dragged the link to the right side of the dock to create a quick link to a site.

June 28, 2008 at 1:59 AM  

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