One of my little irritations about OS X just got easier. When I’m using Mail and I copy and email address and paste it somewhere, it has the name of the contact bracing the email address wrapped with a <>. This is a royal pain. I am pretty sure that every single flippin’ time I’ve removed the cruft around the email address. While digging around in com.apple.mail I noticed a key for AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard that was set to True. Holy crap. Change to False and this minor irritation is gone. Viola, OS X is now even better:
defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool FALSE
To set it back:
defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool TRUE
I’m sure others have uncovered this before me (mostly because I googled it after I found it). So nothing really new here, but pretty sure that one will save me at least 3 minutes per year. Yay for me.
krypted July 19th, 2012
Posted In: Mac OS X
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