links & saving cc address to contacts from email message

macOS & Mac Apps
new user: mac air 11" with mavericks.I'm having difficulty activating website links in emails, sometimes after trying several different key commands I end up on the website & other times I give up. I cam not find the listed key command in the help, what does work? secondly: how to save email addresses in cc field of an email message? Much thanks! Catherine



Submitted by mehgcap on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
In an email, interact with the text. Navigate to the link using normal navigation commands, or with vo-cmd-l, then vo-space to open the link. If Voiceover seems to get confused as to which link you mean, just close/get out of the message and then re-open it and try again. This almost never happens to me, though, provided I interact with the text of the message first. As to the CC field, I find the easiest way is to just hit cmd-shift-r to reply to all. The CC field will have that address in it, so I can just go to that field and copy the text. Once you're done, cmd-w to close the message (unless, of course, you actually did want to reply).

Submitted by Catherine on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In reply to by mehgcap

in email inbox, I use cmd o to open message, is this what you mean by interact with text? I did try the vo cmd l which moves thru all the links; no matter where I was in the message when I used this key command. vo spacebar did open in safari on the desired webpage. more successful than my previous trial & error attempts. the reply to all did work just fine, unfortunately not as simple as add contact - helps if I know how to spell everyone's name! Thanks for your prompt help & I will check out other related items.

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Thursday, January 23, 2014

To activate a link in a email message you have to move to the beginning of the text of the link and then you will be able to open it.