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keaggy220
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send directly to gmail

Post by keaggy220 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:27 pm

QS became too buggy for me so I am trying out LaunchBar. Is there a way to compose an email in LaunchBar and address it to a contact and then have LaunchBar bring up Gmail?

jessegray
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Re: send directly to gmail

Post by jessegray » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:10 am

I just switched too. It seems to work for me fine. I am using Mailplane though, instead of the web interface. I think setting that as your default mail app will direct all mail commands through it, rather than Mail.app.

donkeyotay
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Re: send directly to gmail

Post by donkeyotay » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:03 pm

You can also do this if you use webmailer http://belkadan.com/webmailer/ to make gmail your default mail programme in LaunchBar.
HTH

bill_dima
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Re: send directly to gmail

Post by bill_dima » Wed May 22, 2013 4:56 am

I seem to have landed here in search for "Send Launchbar contact an email using gmail"
A few years after this discussion seems to have finished but I found a little hack around to compose in gmail using email in contacts.
Create a new 'Search Template' calling it what you like (I use "Gmail Compose Email To") and use the url https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&f ... o=*&shva=1
This will then fill in the "*" part of the url with the email address or what ever other text you are sending to action.

Another use of this is to bring up the Search Template then hit space which allows you to enter text. On pressing enter it will send to new browser window with that text in the To field.

Good Luck!

andrewgl
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Re: send directly to gmail

Post by andrewgl » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:53 pm

Bill,

I can't exactly figure out what you've done with the search template. How do you tell Launchbar to run a search template when I select an email address on a contact card? I see options for running Mail, Outlook, Airplane, and other Mail Apps I've tried, but I'd love for it to open up a browser and go straight to gmail.

andrewgl
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Re: send directly to gmail

Post by andrewgl » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:56 pm

Found the answer to my own question on Stack Exchange: http://apple.stackexchange.com/question ... n-mac-os-x

Essentially, install Gmail Notifier, then in Mail.app Preferences, set the Default Email Reader to Gmail Notifier. Then in Launchbar, set Mail as the default app. Works like a charm!

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