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⌘L to Add Link...

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I like to link to things when I write email and until I added this shortcut it required a left-click, menu hover, and a menu item selection. Save time and your wrist with this shortcut—now I hit ⌘L and I’m off to the races. 

Here’s how to do this for yourself:

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Select Keyboard
  3. Select Application Shortcuts
  4. Click the ”+”
  5. Select Mail from the drop down
  6. Enter “Add Link…” for the Menu Title
  7. Hit “⌘L”
  8. Hit Add and quit System Preferences

In Mail, go type an email. Select the text you want to link, hit ⌘L, and paste in the URL.