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Copy portions of hyperlinks in Mail Apps
Although I generally like Mail's "auto-encoding" of http:// (and other) URL strings, sometimes I need to copy and paste just a snippet of the URL into another application, and that requires a couple extra steps -- either click the URL and then select/copy from the web browser, or copy the URL plus some intro/trailing text into a text editor and work on it there.

I figured there must be a better way ... and I found it this morning. Just hold down the Command key. Although the "hand" cursor won't change, you'll find you can now select any text within the URL and hit Command-C to copy it (you can also click-and-hold with Command down and then drag the partial snippet wherever you'd like to use it).
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Different method for Safari
Authored by: ThreeDayMonk on Dec 02, '03 09:48:15AM

The above method doesn't work in Safari. However, coincidentally, I came across the solution a couple of hours ago.

In Safari, depress the mouse button a few pixels above the link, then move the cursor down and across in an L motion to select a portion of the link text.

I wonder if this is worth submitting as a separate hint.



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Copy portions of hyperlinks in Mail
Authored by: DeltaTee on Dec 05, '03 12:59:01PM

The hint also works for automatically hilighted URLs in NotePad Deluxe.

I just wish there was a way to toggle it (ie, hold command key down to launch the URL).



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