Compose A New Email In Any Client With A Few Keystrokes

There are a number of ways to quickly open Gmail's compose window, but reader germcd shares a handy tip that works with any mail client.

All it takes is a quick command in your address bar:

Typing mailto: into the address bar opens an empty compose window for me.

And, if you have a different program (like Thunderbird or Postbox) set as your default mail client, it'll open a compose window in those programs instead. Pretty handy! Just like our awesome custom searches you should enable in your browser, this is a quick shortcut that just requires a few keystrokes to complete (especially if you use Ctrl+L to focus the address bar). At least it's quicker than clicking on your email app!

Compose a New Email in Any Client with a Few Keystrokes [via germcd]


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