A Better Way To Paste Addresses from Mail

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.

3 Comments

  • Cyrus
    July 19, 2012 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Like! Looks like no more option back arrow + shift to quickly get rid of the cruft! Thanx

    Now I gotta see if there is something similar for OL.

  • Allister
    July 19, 2012 - 9:11 pm | Permalink

    http://twitter.com/stevenf/status/10633747248
    Like that is so like two and a half years ago, man, get with it!

  • Erin
    July 20, 2012 - 8:52 am | Permalink

    You’re a legend!

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