Panther’s Mail: Behaviour of contextual e-mail address menu improved

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
December 21st, 2003 • 11:23 pm

It is a very small change, yet important for me — and probably for enough people to prompt Apple to make it in the first place.

As of Mac OS X 10.3.2, when you click on the small white triangle pointing down next to an e-mail address in the “To:” or “Cc:” or “Bcc:” field in Mail, if you select the “Copy Address” command in the contextual menu, what gets copied to the Clipboard is no longer the whole address widget (including both the e-mail address itself and whatever name or nickname is displayed next to it) but only the e-mail address.

This is an important improvement if, like me, you spend a lot of time continually adding records to your address book. Prior to 10.3.2, if you used the “Copy” command in the contextual menu for e-mail address widgets, the whole text of the widget would get copied. This was annoying, because, as noted before, it meant that you had to clean up things after pasting the contents of the Clipboard in an e-mail field in the Address Book.

It is also small details such as this one that make minor system updates such as the Mac OS X 10.3.2 update worthwile.

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