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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop Apps
Tiger only hintWhen you drag a link from Safari URL area to the Mail icon, Mail opens a new blank mail with the link in the message area. Mail needs to be open for this to work, as doing it with Mail closed starts Mail, but does not open a new blank mail. Dragging links from the page itself works.

10.3 did not allow drag and drop from the URL area; I am unsure if it allowed dragging links from the page.
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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: @man on May 11, '05 11:22:02AM

or you can just hit cmd+i, which is the safari shortcut for "mail this URL" (also under the file menu)



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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: @man on May 11, '05 11:28:38AM

sorry, meant shift+cmd+i. cmd+i mails the page contents.



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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: club60.org on May 11, '05 01:07:56PM

You can drag any text the same way.



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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: BrettTaylor on May 11, '05 09:54:09PM
You could drag URLs from the Safari directly into the body of an email message in 10.3. It was not however easy for me to do consistently as you had to be able to see the body of the email message to drag it into, but it could be done, and I used this feature frequently. The problem is usually as soon as I clicked on the icon in the URL area, Safari would pop to the foreground and often would block the email window. By appropriate positioning of the windows though, it was possible to drag URLs into the email though. It was strange however as sometimes Safari wouldn't pop to the front and sometimes it wouldn't (although usually it did).

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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: Tiny Clanger on May 12, '05 03:39:08AM

Possibly a bit late now, but you could have used Expose there. Start dragging the link, press F9, drag over to Mail, and press F9 again while still holding the mouse button. Mail is now at the front, and you can let go of the button :)



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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: Mr Clicky on May 12, '05 07:11:50AM
Orrrrrrr, you could simply save this simple Javascipt in your favourites bar as a bookmark entitled 'email link' and then it's only one click to email the URL to anyone

javascript:location.href='mailto:?SUBJECT='+document.title+'&BODY='+escape(location.href)

One (1) click?? I think I win!!!

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You can customize it to fill in the name.
Authored by: jscarry on May 12, '05 03:47:21PM

after the mailto: put the e-mail address.
eg.
javascript:location.href='mailto:someone@example.com?SUBJECT='+document.title+'&BODY='+escape(location.href)

I only forward links to a few people so I have a folder in my menu bar that has all several of these scripts.



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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: mahakali on May 12, '05 02:14:51PM

Or you can send the link in the background using applescript and command line. It'll reveal your machine's IP address, though, so i'll use it for sending links to people I know very well. Any command line master know how to tweak the command to make it use other smtp server?

tell application "Safari"
	set the_subject to name of front window
	set the_url to URL of front document
	set email_add to the text returned of (display dialog "enter recipient's address" default answer "someone@some.domain")
	do shell script "echo \"" & the_url & "\" | mail -s \"" & the_subject & "\" " & email_add
end tell


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10.4: Send Safari link via Mail and drag-and-drop
Authored by: jonn8n on May 12, '05 02:30:58PM
Or you could use my freeware scripts Safari to Mail Message that work with the most popular mail clients. The benefit is that they not only grab the page title & URL, but also the selected text. These scripts can easily be initiated by using a launch utility such as LaunchBar or Butler.

Jon

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