Copy and paste link in e-mail-Firefox and Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by suckatcomputers, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    swiftaw

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    Just drag and drop the link from safari into a new message window.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    robkat

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    cmd+c to copy
    cmd+v to paste.
    appears as link in email.
    Hope this is what you wanted.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    JamesMB

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    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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    swiftaw

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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.
     
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    eternlgladiator

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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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    JamesMB

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    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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    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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