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    Remember 'Copy Shortcut'? (2003)

    This feature seems to have vanished with Outlook XP. I use a couple of different Web browsers, and sometimes would prefer just to right-click and copy link addresses to my clipboard manager instead of launching my default browser. I've looked high & low for an add-in to accomplish this - has anyone else succeeded?

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    Re: Remember 'Copy Shortcut'? (2003)

    Can you explain this in a bit more detail, and also advise if you mean Outlook 2003, as in your Subject line, or Outlook XP, as in the text of your post? (In 2003 the Favorites menu was dropped, apparently MS decided not to have Outlook do double duty and open an IE browser window, if that is of any help, but speaking for myself, I don't understand the context of your question.)

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    Re: Remember 'Copy Shortcut'? (2003)

    I'm using OL2003, but I noticed the problem first with OLXP. The problem is with clipping link addresses. In Outlook Express, this is easy: you just right click the link or the icon & choose "copy shortcut".

    Obviously, you can cut & paste an http address in Outlook, but if it's hidden behind an icon or display text there's no functional equivalent to "copy shortcut" in Outlook.

    Claude

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    Re: Remember 'Copy Shortcut'? (2003)

    I see what you mean. Try this, at least with HTML messages: right click the message anywhere and select Edit, or from the menu select Edit | Edit Message, then right-click on the link, select Properties, and the Hyperlink Information dialog should pop up, from which you can get the URL. Not exactly obvious, is it? Maybe someone can write you a Macro for it, see if there is anything at Slipstick..
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    Re: Remember 'Copy Shortcut'? (2003)

    Nice going, John! It's a bit more clicking than I'd like, but it's workable. I might be able to make a macro to simplify it.

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    Re: Remember 'Copy Shortcut'? (2003)

    Later I got around to testing my approach with RTF-format messages when the URL is hidden behind an icon or display text, and couldn't find anything that would work. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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