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Paste files inline in Mail messages Apps
Just now when I was attempting to copy a file name and paste it into a Mail message it added the file as an inline attachment instead. I tried pasting again into the subject line and it just puts the file name, like I was going for originally. I guess this could be useful as a way to attach files without dragging, I've never been a fan of copying and pasting files though, just seems somehow wrong.

[robg adds: If you want the filename only pasted in the body of the message, you'll need to click on the filename itself in the Finder, then hit copy when the name highlights for editing. Pasting this copy in the body will get you text-only, instead of attaching the file.]
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Paste files inline in Mail messages
Authored by: demmons65 on Feb 03, '04 12:44:13PM

This is interesting. And it works exactly as described in the hint.

I believe that folks migrating to OS X from Windows will find the feature more comforting than longtime Mac users will. Perhaps that's why the feature was included in the first place.

Now if only Apple would include a multiple-button mouse.

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Paste files inline in Mail messages
Authored by: demmons65 on Feb 03, '04 12:46:41PM

I know it has been stated here somewhere but this is a good thing to repeat:

Dragging a file by itself to the Mail icon will create a new message with the dragged file already attached.

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Paste files inline in Mail messages
Authored by: ngb on Feb 03, '04 09:34:02PM

If you have more than one file copied simultaneously, pasting in Mail only puts the file names, not an inline file.



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Paste files inline in Mail messages
Authored by: ClassicUser on Feb 03, '04 09:50:34PM

Regarding robg's addendum...

Note that this ONLY works if you have write access to the area you are selecting the icon within. If you are trying to copy the name of a file which is located on a CD- or DVD-ROM, you can never get to the point where the filename "highlights for editing".

Therefore, in these cases, the original hint (paste to the subject field itself first) is apparently the only workaround.



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