Apple Mail: Send Message Shortcut Command stops working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by edorah, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. edorah macrumors newbie

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    Apple Mail has Command + Return as the Send Message shortcut. When I start Apple Mail, this shortcut works for some time. But then it just stops working. I tried to search the forum but did not find this issue posted by anyone else. Am I missing something here? Or is there a conflict?

    If I restart Apple Mail, the shortcut again starts working and then just stops after some time. Any help will be appreciated. I do lot of email and it sucks to always reach the mouse to send an email.

    BTW, I am on Mac OS X 10.7.2. And I have a MacBook pro (15 inch).
     
  2. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

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    Why not use the default shortcut: Command + Shift + D?
     
  3. RogerGreenberg macrumors newbie

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    Send Keyboard Shortcut Not Working in Lion Mail

    I have the same issue as edorah. Using a custom keyboard shortcut in system preferences for sending mail in Lion mail results in this shortcut periodically not working and having to resort to the "dreaded" trackpad click to send email. Doesn't matter what the shortcut is.
     
  4. ramatsu macrumors newbie

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    I've been experiencing this for a while now, with slightly different intermittent symptoms. The problem survives Mail restarting, but can sometimes be fixed by hitting Command-Enter (instead of Command-Return) - that doesn't send the mail, but after trying it, the next Command-Return attempt does. Go figure.

    I have Command-Return set up as a shortcut for Mail in the Keyboard settings, but can't recall whether that was to override what the poster Apple Key above suggests is the actual app default, or just to try to force it to do what it should have been doing in the first place. In any case, I have too many long-familiar keyboard shortcuts in a logical, cross-app taxonomy to start trying to rewire my brain now, I just want the one that has nemonic consistency with all my others. (Cmd-Shft-D is one of my date shortcuts anyway, trying to use it for Send in one program would probably give me ambliopia or something ;-)
     
  5. durhambullsfan macrumors newbie

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    I've had this exact problem too--glad to see I'm not the only one. This is an old thread, but does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? I have to switch back and forth between my mac and home and my PC with outlook at work and I don't want to have to keep using a different shortcut--command-return works great. But it only works in Apple mail about half the time.
     
  6. pravin.gaikwad macrumors newbie

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  7. steve.mushero macrumors newbie

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    This drives me crazy - the short term solution ?

    Click on MESSAGE in the menu and it'll fix itself and you can then send via the hot key - you must click/open the message menu drop down; others won't help - in some cases you'll see the cursor change or stay a vertical bar even over the menu, proof the system is stuck in edit mode somehow.

    This happens to me several times/day, most often after a Reply All from the keyboard and then editing/writing, then try to send and it won't. Very annoying and been happening for years.

    This has persisted from OSX 10.8 and 10.9 for me, moving to Mavericks this week so we'll see if that helps.
     
  8. czaras macrumors newbie

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    Thx for this fix, it works for me. I've been always switching off and on Mail but this is quicker although the main reason is still not solved by Apple.
     
  9. satcomer macrumors 603

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  10. ramatsu macrumors newbie

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    @satcomer - I have a keyboard shortcut set up for it, still fails occasionally. It's been less common for quite a while though, it just failed last week for the first time in recent memory.
     
  11. satcomer macrumors 603

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    In System Preference Pane-Keyboard & Mouse pane and see if some program to the same keyboard shortcut. It will have a yellow symbol if it has the same keyboard shortcut!
     

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