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Old Feb 23, 2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Copy and paste link in e-mail-Firefox and Safari

1st let me apologize for my ignorance but look at my user name.

I just bought a MacBook Pro, my first Apple product. I've been using Windows and PCs (Dell) my entire life.

Anyway, my question is, how do I copy and paste a link to a webpage in an e-mail, so that the recipient receives it as a clickable link? I noticed a lot of people have asked this but none of the solutions work for me except the "Send link", which opens the Mail program my mac came with which I don't use anymore. I use hotmail.

I'm using Firefox but would like to know how to do it in both Firefox and Safari please.

A lot of the answers said that the recipient receives it as a link and won't have to copy and paste it into their web browser, but I sent an e-mail to myself and it didn't work.

In Windows it was so simple and easy by copying and pasting a link, and anything that began with http:// or "www." would send as a clickable link automatically.

Thank you in advance and thank you everybody for I have been using this forum for the past couple months.

Sorry so long but want to be clear.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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Just drag and drop the link from safari into a new message window.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. It worked! So that would mean I need 2 windows open right? Such a pain! How can I do it so I can just copy and paste from a tab, from an e-mail message, etc. What if I wanted to manually type the website address? Windows would automatically turn it into a link.

Also, this method didn't work in Firefox. Firefox? Anybody?
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. It worked! So that would mean I need 2 windows open right? Such a pain! How can I do it so I can just copy and paste from a tab, from an e-mail message, etc. What if I wanted to manually type the website address? Windows would automatically turn it into a link.

Also, this method didn't work in Firefox. Firefox? Anybody?
cmd+c to copy
cmd+v to paste.
appears as link in email.
Hope this is what you wanted.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 12:14 PM   #5
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Haha, I know how to copy and paste. I dont suck that bad!

By "cmd", you mean "command" right?

Yes when I copy and paste, that's exactly what it does... that's the problem I guess. I need it to be AN UNDERLINED, CLICKABLE LINK when I copy and paste or type anything that begins with http:// or www.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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"Send link", which opens the Mail program my mac came with which I don't use anymore. I use hotmail.
You can change this in: mail.app>preferences>composing>send new messages from. In Firefox, copy and paste will work using right click or the command key. And yes, it is a clickable link.
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Just drag and drop the link from safari into a new message window.
Actually, I realized you can drag and drop a link from Safari onto the mail icon in the dock and it will create a message with that link in it.
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Here's a fun one if you're using safari. To email a link to the page you're on use the shortcut Command+Shift+i. It will paste the link in a new email if you're using an email program like mail or entourage. Then all you have to do is type the recipient and add a subject.
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Actually, I realized you can drag and drop a link from Safari onto the mail icon in the dock and it will create a message with that link in it.
Works the same way in Firefox!
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Does it work by dragging the little "favicon" instead of highlighting the URL?

And sometimes I've noticed that typing a URL doesn't make a clickable link where I'm typing, but in the Sent Message, it does. Maybe that's true all the time.
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Haha, I know how to copy and paste. I dont suck that bad!

By "cmd", you mean "command" right?

Yes when I copy and paste, that's exactly what it does... that's the problem I guess. I need it to be AN UNDERLINED, CLICKABLE LINK when I copy and paste or type anything that begins with http:// or www.
Was a solution found for this? I have the same problem. From my internet explorer days, I'm used to copying and pasting a link that automaticaly turns blue and 'live' when I paste into an email, and the same thing happening when I wrote out an address while emailing someone.

Why can't I do the same in Safari?
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