Saturday, October 23, 2010

Create a desktop shortcut for new email message

If you have to send email messages regularly, then it will be a great timesaver to create a desktop shortcut, which on clicking will open up your default email program, all ready to fire off an email.

To create the shortcut,
  • Right-click anywhere on the desktop.
  • Go to New -> Shortcut.
  • In the dialog that pops up, type in 'mailto:' as the address, of course, without quotes.
  • Click Next and in the next screen, name the shortcut whatever you want. Example: New Email.
  • Click Finish and you're done.
When you click this shortcut, the new email window of your default email program (like Thunderbird, Outlook, Windows Mail) will open up and you can directly send a message.

Enjoy this tip and be sure to check out my archive. See how to get a Chrome-like Omnibar for Firefox, see how to log off other users on your computer or enjoy some Google Reader shortcuts (not sure what Google Reader is?).