Keyboard shortcut to "Email a link to this page"

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Hi!

I need a keyboard shortcut to "Email a link to this page"
in Firefox 88.0 running on both Win10Pro & Mojave 10.14.6.

Anyone got a way to configure this?

Or know of a way to do this?

Thanks!
 

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I use AutoHotKey for shortcuts to save typing time in LaTeX. So I only use a small margin of what it is actually capable of. I cannot tell whether such a direct call is possible, but you can define any sequence of keys with it.
 
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PhraseExpress lets you assign any string to whatever key combination you like. So - if you can do it with a key command, this is a solution.
 
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I use AutoHotKey for shortcuts to save typing time in LaTeX. So I only use a small margin of what it is actually capable of. I cannot tell whether such a direct call is possible, but you can define any sequence of keys with it.
You're really sooo far ahead of me!!!

Here's a SOLUTION for Mac's:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mchlp2262/10.14/mac/10.14

However, I also use pc's and would like a solution for Windows 10 using Firefox 88.0.

Any idea's?
 
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PhraseExpress lets you assign any string to whatever key combination you like. So - if you can do it with a key command, this is a solution.
Please re-read my post.

I don't need to use a keystroke to paste a phrase.

I want to invoke the email client I use, which is GMail in Firefox 88.0.

Here's a SOLUTION for Mac's:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mchlp2262/10.14/mac/10.14

However, I also use pc's and would like a solution for Windows 10 using Firefox 88.0.

Any idea's?
 
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Any idea's?

I do not see your problem. Add the email link to the address bar
1620088561709.png

and all you have to do is click on it.
 
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I do not see your problem. Add the email link to the address bar
View attachment 282451
and all you have to do is click on it.
Screen Shot 2021-05-03 at 8.39.37 PM.png


Already done and years ago.

I don't want to mouse up and click.

I want to use a keyboard shortcut to invoke
the email option.

Goto the solution I posted above for Mac's.

I want a similar solution for pc's, Windows 10.
 
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Then you have to use the tab key repeatedly until it highlights the email icon, and hit return. Since nobody can know where you are, i.e. in which field the cursor is, when you start the process, there will be no way to determine a unique number for how often you will need to use the tab key. Maybe you can find a unique starting point via the escape key, but I doubt it since every website has a different tab ordering.
 
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Then you have to use the tab key repeatedly until it highlights the email icon, and hit return. Since nobody can know where you are, i.e. in which field the cursor is, when you start the process, there will be no way to determine a unique number for how often you will need to use the tab key. Maybe you can find a unique starting point via the escape key, but I doubt it since every website has a different tab ordering.
You HAVE to be kidding . . .

These are computers for gosh sakes!

They do what WE tell them to do.

Please . . . if you haven't got a solution as originally posted,
don't reply with a non sequitor.

Thank you.
 
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You HAVE to be kidding . . .

These are computers for gosh sakes!

They do what WE tell them to do.

Please . . . if you haven't got a solution as originally posted,
don't reply with a non sequitor.

Thank you.
It is up to you to code a browser. Feel free to tell your device what it has to do.
 
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Hi!

I need a keyboard shortcut to "Email a link to this page"
in Firefox 88.0 running on both Win10Pro & Mojave 10.14.6.

Anyone got a way to configure this?

Or know of a way to do this?

Thanks!

For me, "Email Link" appears as an option in the File menu. So I can get to it by Alt+F followed by E. Does this not work for you?
 
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For me, "Email Link" appears as an option in the File menu. So I can get to it by Alt+F followed by E. Does this not work for you?
It works. Possibly with other letters depending on the language.
 

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