mailto: email shortcut

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

The more I use Windows NT Professional, the more I like it. If you want to dash off a quick email, don't bother with minimizing all the junk on the screen. Just click Start/Run and type mailto: in the Open: box. If you are using Outlook, POW!, the untitled message dialog box pops up.

Actually this tip is really to make you aware of the enhanced associations built into Windows 2000. Experiment with the Open: dialog box. Type in is-it-true.org and Windows 2000 not only will bring up the site in your browser, as soon as it detects that you are entering a web address, it presents your history list for your selection.

The associations built into Windows NT are also there. Type in waynesmemo.doc and word will start with that document selected.

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