I use Thunderbird (linked to my Gmail accounts) as my mail client, and I often send links for articles to those I think may be interested. Within Thunderbird, one has the ability to create a link with the title of the article, underlayed with the link itself. So a link that appears in my email would look like Start new topic - DonationCoder.com
, with the raw link - http://www.donationc...tion=post;board=71.0
- hidden beneath. Firefox has, as r. click context menu item, "Copy page title and locatiopn as...". This I do, then compose my email, adding the link with the Thunderbird link creation option, which is done with a popup box. There are two fields in this box, one allowing specification of a title and the other specification of the link itself. I have to copy the title and location as plain text, then paste it into both boxes, editing the first to show only the title, and the second to contain only the URL. This works great, but it's kind of a pain. Since I have no idea how this stuff is programmed, I don't know a way around this process. I would like a utility to extract and format the link in this fashion, copy it to clipboard, and allow me to paste the "dressed up" link directly into my Tbird mail. Perhaps I am missing something or just do not know the trick. Short of such a utility, enligthtenment would be welcome.