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Windows 7: Easiest Way to send a link?

27 Nov 2010   #1
compiler

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
Easiest Way to send a link?

When I used XP with IE 6.0,/OE 6.0 if I wanted to send the link to a site I
was on, I would just click file/send/link by email.

I now have W7 and IE 8.0 and Thunderbird. I can't seem to find the same
functionality. I have to copy the link and paste it in an email. Is there a
better way akin to what I mentioned?

Mel


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27 Nov 2010   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hello and Welcome to SF!
Are you saying you can't find the function or it doesn't work ?
I don't really use IE but if you press the ALT key you'll get the old menu bar at the top of IE back.
And under File /Send there is an option "Link by email" That might be what you're looking for

-DG
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27 Nov 2010   #3
compiler

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Sledge:

Thank you. I was unaware of the ALT feature.
So, I tried that and got the old menu.

But when I press the File/Send the option to send link as email is greyed out.

Any ideas? I use Thunderbird as my email client, but IE 8 as my browser

Mel
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27 Nov 2010   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Like I said... I don't use IE so I only can assume that IE doesn't see Thunderbird as the systems email client.

Have you set Thunderbird as Default email application?
Either from Control Panel or via
Startbutton/Default Programs/Set your default programs

Easiest Way to send a link?-capture.jpg

-DG
Thanks to Tews for the screen shot.


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27 Nov 2010   #5
compiler

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

It was not. I just set it but still no joy-- still greyed out.

(Maybe after I reboot?)

Mel
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27 Nov 2010   #6
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Got it...there is yet another setting that has to be changed.
They never make it easy, do they

Fix Send Page by E-Mail Option Grayed Out in Internet Explorer
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27 Nov 2010   #7
compiler

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Thank. THAT DID IT!

Mel
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27 Nov 2010   #8
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Cool!! Good to hear that your problems ate solved
Thanks for the feed back

-DG
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27 Nov 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
They never make it easy, do they

We would be out of a job if they did.
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27 Nov 2010   #10
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Right you are, Wolfgang
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