Google Chrome: Add a Send Link Button to the Bookmarks Bar

Most browsers provide you with a way to easily email a link to the page you are currently viewing. When clicked, your default email application will produce a new message with the link in the body and the page title in the Subject line and the To field left blank for you to address. This functionality is missing from Chrome, but can easily added by creating a button on the Bookmarks bar.


1. Open Chrome.

2. Right-click the Bookmarks bar and select Add Page.

3. In the Name textbox, input the word Send Link.

4. In the URL textbox, input the following:
javascript:location.href='mailto:?SUBJECT='+document.title+'&BODY='+escape(location.href);

5. Make sure that the Bookmarks bar folder is selected and click OK.

or just drag this link to your Bookmarks bar: Send Link.

 

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184 Responses to “Google Chrome: Add a Send Link Button to the Bookmarks Bar”

  1. October 01, 2008 at 12:45 pm, Kipp said:

    This is awesome, thanks!!

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    • July 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm, Laurie said:

      Excuse me for bumping this to the top of the comments, but it is fairly important:

      Even though the original script is great it should be modified to:
      javascript:location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+escape(document.title)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href);

      The addition of the extra ‘escape’ function around the document.title ensures that the script works if the webpage’s title contains a ‘special’ javascript character such as &.

      You can test this by trying the original script with the webpage http://b2evolution.net/index.php (which fails due to an & in the title). This modified script fixes the problem for this and probably many other webpages.

      Reply

      • January 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm, Techskilled said:

        Dude… Awesome… Thanks bro.

        Reply

        • January 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm, Techskilled said:

          i mean babe, lol

          Reply

      • March 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm, R Farley said:

        Absolutely Fabulous! I was just fixin to forget about Chrome Thanks

        Reply

      • July 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm, dechen said:

        > I don’t use gmail, I use Windows Live Mail. I tried both these versions of the javascript address but I have the same problem that others mention: NOTHING happens when I click! Help??

        Reply

      • October 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm, Ben said:

        > Hi there, I try the original string, i.e. without the extra escape and it works for most websites. One exception is http://www.benelab.org which opens up a new email with the correct subject, but no link in the body.

        When I try your string, by adding the extra escape and brackets, it does not work. Nothing happens when I try the shortcut, even on sites that worked with the original string. Please revise your comment or fix it. Thanks.

        Reply

      • April 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm, Mike said:

        Is there a way to open this in a new tab instead of the same window?

        This loads the same thing on the current page as well as opening the new tab, defeating the purpose:

        javascript:window.open(location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+escape(document.title)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href));

        I would just + the bookmark, but when I do this the parent’s values aren’t copied into the correct fields (not copied at all).

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      • October 31, 2013 at 5:53 pm, Jim said:

        what do you input between the ? and the word “SUBJECT”? I am unable to start a new line in the url box. I’m hoping that is my problem because it doesn’t work for me (no email opens up). thanks

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      • November 17, 2013 at 10:52 am, Lars said:

        Please make sure you use the proper ‘ sign, not ´ or ` or whatever people come up with. Only ‘ works. The code has to be:

        javascript:location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+escape(document.title)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href);

        (Also make sure to add in your personal e-mail address between “mailto:” and “?”.)

        Reply

      • February 27, 2014 at 12:32 am, Reg Luther said:

        Having created the Share link with the script,how do i use it?

        Reply

    • March 31, 2014 at 7:29 am, Qaiser khan said:

      > Du to some problems in my mobile because of this so please solve this I will be thankful

      Reply

  2. October 04, 2008 at 4:47 am, crispinr said:

    hi – how would I amend your (great) script so I can force the Send To to use GMail? Thanks!

    Reply

  3. October 04, 2008 at 1:39 pm, Rob Rogers said:

    I’ve noticed that people have been having mixed results with trying to do this. I would recommend using an application called ChromeMailer to easily set Gmail as the default for all mailto: links. It requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

    Reply

  4. October 09, 2008 at 9:31 am, DavidP said:

    Excellent! Thanks.

    Reply

  5. October 25, 2008 at 12:27 am, Asm said:

    Hi, first I apologize for my ignorance, I really do. I have followed the instructions as above. I thus have “send to” link in the bookmark folder . Here is the ignorant part: I click on it and nothing happens. No form pops up. I tried to highlight some text then click on send to, still nothing….I highlight the address bar and click on send to, nothing….

    Reply

    • April 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm, Graeme said:

      >Hi Bob
      Have followed your instructions and added a send a link button to my google chrome but when i click on send a link no email form comes up . please help what am i doing wrong?
      Kindest Regards
      Graeme Lowndes

      Reply

      • May 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm, John said:

        Looks like there’s a bit in Rob’s code that doesn’t appear in Laurie’s. A combination of

        javascript:location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+escape(document.title)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href);

        Seems to work OK. John>

        Reply

        • February 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm, Jerry said:

          > Thank you! It finally works. I agree that Chrome needs to deliver this as an integrated function.

          Reply

  6. October 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm, john said:

    Freaking amazing! Thanks much. Gotta believe Google will add this upon vrelease!1

    Reply

  7. November 02, 2008 at 10:26 pm, John said:

    How easy was that ! Have been annoyed ever since first using Chrome that there was no way to send a link but with a few simple strokes problem solved. Thanks, Cheers, John.

    Reply

  8. November 02, 2008 at 10:30 pm, John said:

    Maybe I wrote too soon, have tried several sites and when I try to send link I get the following message
    Error 300 (net::ERR_INVALID_URL): Unknown error.
    What to do now ?? John.

    Reply

    • November 02, 2008 at 10:40 pm, John said:

      Relax John, silly me got : and ; wrong. All OK now Thanks again sorry for my mistake, have deleted first try. John.

      Reply

  9. November 06, 2008 at 3:24 pm, Jonna Mackin said:

    You left no way to comment and paste in the url once you are in the add page screen, so I had to type in the url for send link, which was a pain!

    Reply

  10. November 20, 2008 at 1:39 am, Jo said:

    Genius!

    Reply

  11. November 20, 2008 at 8:32 am, fourstar said:

    I use this functionality all the time. Excellent, thank you.

    Now how about those pesky mouse gestures, grrrr.

    Reply

  12. December 05, 2008 at 12:07 am, B alert said:

    lack of Send Link button had been a big inconvenience using Chrome.
    Big improvement now, thank you; ‘ may make Chrome my default browser
    if I can learn how to import bookmarks etc from Firefox rather than I.E..

    (‘only open IE to install critical updates.)

    Reply

  13. December 08, 2008 at 10:28 pm, CJV said:

    Dude you have just democratized javascript!
    Thanks,
    CJV

    Reply

  14. December 12, 2008 at 10:57 pm, DavidL said:

    Nice work…however I would prefer to have this as a menu item, instead of having to toggle the Bookmarks Bar each time…any suggestions?

    Reply

  15. December 13, 2008 at 5:53 pm, Hussein said:

    Works ..Thanks .

    Reply

  16. December 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm, Joe said:

    Very Nice Thanks

    Reply

  17. December 19, 2008 at 2:23 am, ravi7640 said:

    Great ! It works perfectly. Chrome team should make this feature official.

    Reply

  18. December 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm, Ali said:

    the instructions above were just perfect and helped… now, i can send link as easy as it is in IE…

    Reply

  19. January 01, 2009 at 1:47 pm, Anonymous said:

    That’s really cool. If you had a whole set of bookmarks in a folder, how would you send all the links together in one email and then choose the subject title? The code seems to work for single sites.

    Thanks,

    PK

    Reply

  20. January 04, 2009 at 6:08 am, Svet said:

    This works. But how do you send an actual page in an e-mail (not the link)?

    Reply

  21. January 08, 2009 at 1:31 am, mecheng said:

    How go I get gmail to be my default email program?

    Reply

    • January 08, 2009 at 4:00 am, mecheng said:

      More to the poit how do I get the send link button to send a gmail message?

      Reply

  22. January 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm, netter said:

    I have the french version of google chrome. What is the bookmarks bar. I have tried to right click on all bars I could find and all icons and nowhere did I find “Add Page” or a french equivalent which would require a name and an URL.

    Reply

    • January 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm, netter said:

      Sorry. I did find it . The name is completely different. It’s called favorites manager. And it’s a new favorite you want to create called “send link”

      Reply

  23. January 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm, Don said:

    The link button worked great, after I installed Gmail notifier to get it open in gmail instead of Outlook.

    Thank you.

    P.S. Is it possible to have a script that also will copy any highlighted text and paste it into the email?

    Reply

    • January 24, 2009 at 2:04 pm, Anonymous said:

      Don, that worked for me to, good suggestion.

      Reply

    • April 06, 2009 at 9:51 pm, Grunt101 said:

      rockin’ man… the bookmark link is well handy but useless if you don’t use Outlook!
      this is a perfect fix! thanks so much

      Reply

  24. January 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm, rksue said:

    Worked great. Thanks

    Reply

  25. February 01, 2009 at 6:31 pm, David said:

    Thanks so much with the “Send Link” trick for Google Chrome – works very well.

    Reply

    • February 15, 2009 at 9:34 am, Arcoiris said:

      Many many thanks :)

      excellent |!!

      Reply

  26. February 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm, Speak for Many said:

    THANK YOU IMMENSELY!!!

    Reply

  27. February 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm, Moshe Hackner said:

    Thank you very much for posting this.

    Reply

  28. March 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm, David said:

    I just feet an irrepressible urge to join the already loud chorus saying: THANK YOU … this has been my one main quarrel with Chrome (I ditched FF in favor of Chrome, just love it). I know other people talk about lack of RSS support but i’m like meh. This trick/tool/tip or whatever else you’d like to call it is just awesome. Thanks again… now i’m inspired to find a similarly concise solution to global warming :)

    Reply

  29. March 27, 2009 at 7:50 am, sumod said:

    Excellent, works perfectly thanks!

    Reply

  30. March 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm, ajishgopan said:

    Thanks for this.

    But when I click on the “Send link” bookmark, the outlook window opens up alright with the subject line. But the body is blank.

    Any clues?

    ajishgopan

    Reply

    • September 02, 2009 at 6:06 am, Anonymous said:

      Same here… I use chrome mailer so when I click on a mailto link it opens up gmail in a new tab. I don’t know if these guys are getting in the way of each other, but almost everything’s fine with the script except that the body is blank. There is no link in the email… Any idea hoe to fix that?

      Reply

  31. April 09, 2009 at 6:09 am, Bill said:

    Brilliant, thanks

    Reply

  32. April 17, 2009 at 10:12 am, IleneG said:

    This is so cool…and it worked first time for this non-geek person!

    Reply

  33. April 23, 2009 at 9:03 pm, smt121 said:

    works great

    Reply

  34. May 03, 2009 at 12:28 am, Tony said:

    Sweet!

    Reply

  35. May 06, 2009 at 8:28 pm, Gar said:

    How would you know how to do that, that’s amazing, thanks a bunch

    Reply

  36. June 02, 2009 at 3:22 pm, Sharon said:

    It would be helpful if a print preview was provided
    for the Google Chrome: Add a Send Link Button

    Reply

    • April 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm, Dwight said:

      Love Google as a browser, but why didn’t they put in a simple this like “SEND BY LINK”???????????

      Reply

  37. June 23, 2009 at 8:40 am, Anthony said:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  38. June 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm, Alan said:

    That worked the nuts, but how do you add a button on the Bookmarks Bar to simply open Outlook….Al

    Reply

  39. July 01, 2009 at 3:37 pm, MFortGarry said:

    AWESOME… I would really like to use Google Chrome as my default browser, but the lack of this function always drove me back to IE or Firefox… how frustrating… and your option to just drag the link to the Bookmarks was incredibly simple…thanks

    Reply

  40. July 10, 2009 at 7:38 am, Laurie said:

    Almost gave up Chrome purely because this feature is missing so tried this and it seemed to work fine for most sites.

    But, when I wanted to use it seriously for the first time it does not put the link in the body.

    The site that is failing is http://b2evolution.net/index.php – can anyone tell me why the script doesn’t work with this site?

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    • July 20, 2009 at 8:01 pm, Mike said:

      I don’t know anything about javascript, but I found the link is included int he email body if I delete the subject line part.

      Reply

      • July 21, 2009 at 11:47 am, Laurie said:

        Thanks for that – I have just started on javascript in the last week and your post made me look at the title of the failing website http://b2evolution.net/index.php which contains an ‘&’ (ampersand) character. This causes the rest of this script to fail as ‘&’ is a special character in javascript and would need to be converted to & for the script to work properly.

        This implies that any website containing one of javascript’s special characters (http://www.w3schools.com/jS/js_special_characters.asp) will probably cause this script to fail.

        Any more experienced (then myself) javascript programmers out there who know how to fix this?

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        • July 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm, Laurie said:

          Fixed it – looking at the original script I saw the ‘escape’ function being applied to the link. If the escape function is also applied to the title the script then seems to works perfectly.

          So if the script is modified to:
          javascript:location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+escape(document.title)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href);
          it should work on all websites.

          Thanks again Mike for getting me to look in the right place.

          Reply

  41. July 17, 2009 at 11:39 pm, Anonymous said:

    Couldn’t get it work with Gmail despite repeated tries, even with Gmail Notifier. I finally unclicked the option to use Gmail for mailto: requests, it launched Outlook Express, and when I reclicked the box in Notifier, it started working with Gmail.

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  42. August 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm, Anonymous said:

    Neat. Thanks, Thomas

    Reply

  43. August 11, 2009 at 7:28 pm, Anonymous said:

    Great tip
    Thanks
    ERB

    Reply

  44. September 05, 2009 at 12:03 am, Anonymous said:

    Totally cool fix. Thanks much for this. Leads me to believe there could be all types of 3rd party buttons that could be added.

    Reply

  45. September 21, 2009 at 4:19 am, Anonymous said:

    Is there a way to alter the send link information so that the GMail service is opened rather than Windows Live Mail?

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    • September 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm, xsaminz said:

      I do this:

      javascript:location.href=’https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&source=mailto&su=’+escape(document.title)+’&body=’+escape(location.href);

      I dug around in Firefox to get the uri correct and then inserted that instead of the mailto:

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      • October 09, 2009 at 9:42 pm, Jim said:

        Worked for me. Many thanks

        Reply

        • December 03, 2009 at 4:37 pm, Anonymous said:

          This works for me using my gmail account to send the link.

          Reply

  46. December 09, 2009 at 7:47 pm, Anonymous said:

    absolutely brilliant!!! thank you.

    Reply

  47. December 17, 2009 at 3:15 am, Anonymous said:

    Thanks!! This makes my life SOOOO much easier. I also exaggerate!! Seriously, it is great!

    Reply

  48. February 14, 2010 at 8:21 pm, JudyB said:

    Wonderful…thanks.

    Reply

  49. February 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm, Brian Hydock said:

    I tried this and it works. Now I am having a problem because it seems to only work the first time I try it. If I exit chome and reopen it it will work again, but only once. Did I do something wrong. Running on Windows 7 and Outlook 2007.

    Reply

  50. February 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm, Ron said:

    sendlink does not work?

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  51. April 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm, rttedrow said:

    Thank you for this. One thing, this send link code calls the MS Word mail program but I only use gmail. How do I alter the code to call gmail? Thanks in advance.

    Richard Tedrow

    Reply

  52. May 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm, Anonymous said:

    Thanks….you guys rock!

    Reply

  53. May 23, 2010 at 7:12 pm, Khalil said:

    Great tip! Concise and to the point, and so easy to do! Thanks!

    Reply

  54. June 28, 2010 at 12:00 am, hapakal said:

    awesome!!! Thank you so much…

    I was surprised Google didn’t incorporate this feature to begin with. It is something people use so much as part of their internet experience. I know i use it 5 times a day, at least. and even though it is only 2 or 3 steps to open the email program, copy&paste the page title into the subject line and then the same with the the link, this is much much faster ;-) tx!!

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  55. July 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm, Anonymous said:

    Thanks, JJ

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  56. August 08, 2010 at 1:06 pm, GaryFPatton said:

    You made my day with your book marklet! Thanks!!

    Reply

  57. August 11, 2010 at 2:53 am, Eric Gooch said:

    Google has finally created an extension for this.
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/pgphcomnlaojlmmcjmiddhdapjpbgeoc

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    • August 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm, Laurie said:

      From what I can make out the extension you mention only works for GMAIL and not for other mail clients (Outlook, Windows mail etc). There is an extension at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/dbeoemfhkdniadbojeencpkgmobndpai that is suppose to work with all clients but I haven’t tried it out as I don’t install extensions that require access to all of my data!
      I’m really surprised that Google haven’t integrated this function into Chrome yet.

      Reply

  58. August 25, 2010 at 3:09 am, SILVER said:

    GREAT TIP!
    WORKS JUST FINE!

    Reply

  59. October 18, 2010 at 3:41 am, Deadlifter23 said:

    is there a way to change the windows live mail to msn mail?

    Reply

  60. October 19, 2010 at 10:45 am, Yellerseller said:

    Thanks!!!!

    Reply

  61. October 19, 2010 at 11:29 pm, Kyle said:

    how can you change the e-mail program that is opened when you click on this?

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  62. January 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm, Anonymous said:

    Kinda lame on Google’s part not including this button. Seems like they did a half-axx job on the design. They have a ways to go to catch Firefox.

    Reply

  63. March 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm, Wrolandhyattjr said:

    I hate to sound stupid, BUT, how do I make 2 lines in the URL?

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    • April 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm, Laurie said:

      You can split long lines of javascript with a backslash

      I haven’t tried it in a button like this so let us know if it works!

      Reply

  64. March 18, 2011 at 9:10 pm, Wrolandhyattjr said:

    DUH! I dragged the “Send Link” link to my toolbar and it worked! Thanks!!!!!!

    Reply

  65. April 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm, Jimtrotter2 said:

    Great tool. thanks for the post.

    Reply

  66. May 28, 2011 at 4:14 am, Lorna Mumm said:

    I’m having a very, very, very tough time  with this!!!  I am very frustrated with all this rigmarole. On Internet Explorer I right-clicked, clicked on Send To and then clicked on email.  (I think it was something like that.)  Besides that I almost always used ‘send page’ – that suited my purpose most of the time.  When will this will be fixed/changed. I’m one of those who is seriously thinking of dumping Chrome.

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  67. August 02, 2011 at 8:11 am, Luke said:

    Rigmarole? Just drag the ‘send link’ in the article to your toolbar and its done. After that it’s one button click to work (2 less than IE as you say) How exactly is that rigmarole?

    Reply

  68. September 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm, Y I said:

    Well when I drag the link to my bookmark bar and click on it I get a Google’s home page :(

    Reply

  69. October 08, 2011 at 11:20 pm, Mathew said:

    Great solution! Thank you so much.

    Reply

  70. October 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm, Gene said:

    Works-but when I go to my email and try to open the link it will not open

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  71. October 26, 2011 at 11:07 am, Islandman said:

    very good sir…

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  72. November 07, 2011 at 5:40 pm, Bast said:

    Thank you ever so much. I thought I was going nuts when I didn’t see anything like this…

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  73. November 12, 2011 at 8:45 am, cautain said:

    Bonjour,

    Merci beaucoup pour votre conseil qui marche sans problème.
    Connaissez-vous une méthode pour envoyer la page entière par mail?

    High! Thanks a lot for your recipe. Do you know a way to send the entire page by mail.

    Alain (from France)

    Reply

  74. November 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm, Corporate Magician said:

    Thanks that helps!

    Reply

  75. December 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm, James said:

    This is a fantastic suggestion. I switched from IE to Chrome b/c everyone says Chrome has better security. I went crazy trying to find the send link button. You’re awesome!

    Reply

  76. December 18, 2011 at 10:06 am, Dolly Wilson said:

    Thank you so much! I love this “send link” and I don’t want to always send a link from my gmail, so this is great. I had it before, and missed it so much.

    Reply

  77. December 20, 2011 at 11:39 am, ml said:

    this was working just fine for me until yesterday.
    now, an email window opens but subject now reads “&BODY=about:blank” and no link included in body.
    perhaps a chrome update broke something?
    any ideas to fix?

    thx,
    ml

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  78. January 03, 2012 at 11:52 am, RG said:

    Same as above – subject reads “&BODY=about:blank”

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  79. January 05, 2012 at 4:22 pm, Chris said:

    YOU ROCK!

    Reply

  80. January 06, 2012 at 4:54 pm, Helen said:

    I just encountered this problem today as I haven’t been using Chrome very long. Thank you so much for your solution for adding a Send Link button to the Bookmark bar. And particularly for setting it up so I could just drag it rather than trying to correctly enter the code!!

    Reply

  81. January 10, 2012 at 10:43 am, Carlitos said:

    There is something crazy going on with “document”. It may not be handling the “pointer” very well.

    Nevertheless, to make the link work you can use:

    javascript:location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+document.title+’&BODY=’+location.href;

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  82. January 11, 2012 at 9:15 am, Jester said:

    This worked initially but today I find that my default email app, Outlook, now opens but with the following text in the Subject line, &BODY=about:blank

    The URL which used to display in the body no longer appears.

    I right clicked the “Send Link” entry on the bookmark bar and looked at the contents of the entry via the “edit” option and it is exactly as before.

    Playing detective for now.

    Jester

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  83. January 11, 2012 at 10:26 am, Jester said:

    I’ve found this works on some sites and not all. It failed on a New York Times article but worked on some wilderness food web sites I just visited. Then while preparing to post my findings I tried to send the link from this site and it failed.

    It does not appear that length of URL affects ability to send the link so some other setting must be stepping on this process.

    Jester

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  84. January 14, 2012 at 11:00 am, Jester said:

    I continue to find random success and failure using the original code, Laurie’s “double escape” version and even Carlitos recent suggestion.

    I’m back using Laurie’s version and it failed on http://livewellnetwork.com/Motion/7624634
    30 minutes ago but just now it worked as expected using Outlook which is my default email client.

    Jester

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  85. January 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm, David said:

    Thank you so much for providing a way to send a link in an email.
    This works ok, but anyone I email has to copy and paste the link into their browser as the link is not a hyperlink that they can just click on. Should I have adjusted something to make this happen?
    Thanks for your help!

    Reply

  86. January 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm, Charuta said:

    This is great! Thanks!!!

    Reply

  87. January 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm, sandiekid70 said:

    thanks thats is so easy to do and so very helpful.
    love it

    Reply

  88. February 07, 2012 at 12:22 pm, Robert said:

    Works on some pages, but get a ‘body blank’ message on others and it doesn’t link up.

    Reply

  89. February 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm, Terica said:

    Does not work, I love chrome but I am very active on several social networks and need to share page links and can not do it with Chrome….

    Reply

  90. March 13, 2012 at 3:15 am, Timbo said:

    Thanks very much for this, very useful. Surprised Chrome didn’t have a send link function already included though as good browser otherwise.

    Reply

  91. March 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm, Josie said:

    Great! Thanks so very much, Rob. I hate Google Chrome…………

    Reply

  92. March 22, 2012 at 4:06 am, in home care said:

    I’d need to test with you here. Which isn’t something I usually do! I take pleasure in reading a put up that can make people think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to comment!

    Reply

  93. March 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm, aelise said:

    Yaay! It worked. Just dragged the “send link” to my bookmarks bar.

    Thanks!

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  94. April 07, 2012 at 11:24 pm, Shirley said:

    That was so easy, I just dragged the “send link” to the bookmark bar.Just like you send to do. Then I added the printer. Thank’s People just have to know they need the bookmark bar.

    Reply

  95. April 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm, Dustin said:

    Why couldnt you have provided the link to drag into the toolbar FIRST instead of having us type all that into a bookmark?

    Reply

  96. April 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm, Lewis Maygru said:

    But this doesn’t tell us HOW to use it! You still can’t right click to send link!

    Reply

  97. April 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm, FolkLive said:

    The original solution worked fine for me. The solution proposed by Laurie did not work at all.

    Reply

  98. April 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm, Graeme said:

    Hi Bob
    I have repeated your instructions but this time included the extra escape . When I clicked on send a link, up came my default email form with the link as required. I then sent a test email , when i try to open the sent link nothing happens ,please help .

    Kindest Regards

    Graeme Lowndes

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  99. May 03, 2012 at 6:00 am, Steveh said:

    Have been frustrated by this for ages. Thanks so much!

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  100. May 03, 2012 at 12:31 pm, BHUSHAN said:

    I required EVERY search link history auto up date on my mail.

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  101. May 04, 2012 at 1:04 am, showboy said:

    where the heck is the bookmark button

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  102. May 07, 2012 at 3:20 pm, Phillip said:

    Java-Genius. Thank you.

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  103. May 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm, Doug said:

    Thank you for this article! This is a real time saver!

    Also, if you mainly send yourself links and want to save time by making the Send Link bookmark automatically include your email address (or any email address) as the recipient of the link, modify the code as follows:

    javascript:location.href=’mailto:youremailaddress@gmail.com?SUBJECT=’+document.title+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href);

    Just replace youremailaddress@gmail.com with your actual email address. Leave everything else in there before and after. Oh and I couldn’t get Laurie’s code to work so I just edited the author’s code. Thanks!

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  104. May 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm, Mike K said:

    Thank You!

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  105. June 04, 2012 at 5:43 am, Rick G said:

    Thanks Rob. I dragged your link and it works just great! My question is why Google wouldn’t set this up or at least provide some help on it?

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  106. June 07, 2012 at 1:16 pm, Steven said:

    If the webpage does not have a title (ex. link to PDF doc) the script will break and put the URL in the subject and leave the body blank. I added a if else conditional to correct this. Replace ‘Enter your subject’ to change the default backup email subject.

    javascript:location.href=’mailto:?SUBJECT=’+((document.title) ? escape(document.title) : ‘Enter your subject’)+’&BODY=’+escape(location.href);

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  107. June 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm, Jackie said:

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

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  108. July 12, 2012 at 11:53 am, Dana said:

    I have no idea how to use this. I dragged the link to my bookmark bar just fine and when selected it brings up a blank email form using my gmail account. Do I have to cut and paste the URL I want to send or is it supposed to be automatic somehow??

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  109. July 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm, minecraft said:

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  110. July 24, 2012 at 2:09 am, Pinkbun17 said:

    I don’t think I did it right, so HOW exactly do you do it? 0-o

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  111. August 09, 2012 at 7:07 pm, Chris Tolhurst said:

    Well that was easy. Thanks very much for that. Don’t know why google wouldn’t just have this function.

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  112. August 16, 2012 at 12:03 am, Capt. Arty said:

    Chrome sucks….I tired to send links, have the Send Link in my bar and it still doesn’t work. Every damn thing is different. The nerds that made up this should be shot at sun rise. Where is the File menu, where is the prefrences, etc. I quit.

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  113. August 23, 2012 at 7:47 am, Loni said:

    This works well only with English websites.
    When I want to send Hebrew or Russian websites, I get gibberish in the Subject field.
    For example:
    ׳”׳•׳“׳¢׳” ׳¢׳œ ׳¢׳“׳›׳•׳Ÿ ׳₪׳¨׳˜׳™׳ ׳׳™׳©׳™׳™׳ – ׳˜׳•׳₪׳¡ ׳‘׳œ/900

    Does anyone has a solution for multilingual support?

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  114. August 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm, Mama Bee said:

    Just doesn’t work for me on my Windows 7 Google Chrome. Really disappointing (and weird) that GC didn’t include the send link feature. GC has, by now, had enough complaints that it should have an easy download to fix the issue. So, I’m back to regular Google.

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  115. August 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm, Nim said:

    Thanks so much! Like many people have spent ages trying to find this function in Chrome so this is really really helpful. I hope Google notices and credits you for it.

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  116. September 30, 2012 at 5:13 am, Jason said:

    Real cool solution!!

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    • October 04, 2012 at 4:37 am, Kevin said:

      I dragged the link to the bookmarks bar, and when I used it it took me to my Hotmail log-in page, except it opened an Internet Explorer page to do it. Shouldn’t it stay in Chrome? I don’t have IE as my default browser (Firefox is). Do I have to set horme as my default browser for this to work?

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  117. November 03, 2012 at 1:11 am, Mark in VA said:

    A note to those for whom it opens a composition window, but “doesn’t work”. If your system is case sensitive, you’ll need to change the code to have “subject” and “body” in lower case. I.e.,

    javascript:location.href=’mailto:?subject=’+escape(document.title)+’&body=’+escape(location.href);

    Once I made the above change, it started to work properly.

    Also, you can’t disable javascript, but I doubt that’s anyone’s problem :)

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  118. December 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm, Angelo said:

    javascript:location.href=’https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&source=mailto&su=’ +SUBJECT=’+document.title +’ &body=’+escape(location.href);

    For google chrome.

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  119. December 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm, Andrew said:

    You just stopped me from uninstalling Chrome! Not sure how they could miss this key component.

    Thanks!

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  120. December 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm, Richard W. Evans said:

    I did not know how to send E-mail through Google Chrome. This information should help me t

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  121. December 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm, Richard W. Evans said:

    This information should help me to send my E-mail. Thank You1

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  122. December 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm, app code said:

    I love it when individuals get together and share thoughts.
    Great site, keep it up!

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  123. December 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm, weebly.com said:

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  124. January 12, 2013 at 6:18 am, interior design said:

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin.
    I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You’re incredible!
    Thanks!

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  125. January 15, 2013 at 6:54 am, J said:

    Perfect. Thank you.

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  126. January 17, 2013 at 7:34 am, esdenko said:

    Thank you for the “send a link” recipie, missed a lot when passed from I.Explorer. Have a nice day.

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  127. January 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm, Arne Glud said:

    Hej.Jeg har før brugt google Crome ,men nu er det slut.Man kan ikke spille på kom og vind uden at den fryser og man kan heller ikke fastholde Nodea Netbank .Så se nu at få det rettet.

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  128. January 23, 2013 at 8:31 am, Mike said:

    Thanks for the link but when I hit the “send link” button that was created it just populates the subject line with name of the web-site but does not provide the URL in the body of the email. What am I doing wrong? I am using outlook. Thanks.

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  129. January 30, 2013 at 5:14 am, Bill Byrd said:

    Does not work with office 2013???

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  130. February 02, 2013 at 4:44 am, Gina C. Flores-Morrah said:

    I thought I was already using chrome, this is different and since I’m no expert; I’m finding somethings difficult to comprehend. Can I possibly keep the instructions where I can see them while implementing things like the send button added to bookmarks?

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    • February 02, 2013 at 4:46 am, Gina C. Flores-Morrah said:

      > What needs moderation?

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  131. February 02, 2013 at 1:28 pm, Jimbob said:

    Thx for this – works great.

    Have to laugh at how “hard” Chrome makes it to acknowledge email other than GMAIL.

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  132. February 03, 2013 at 6:34 am, Bill Byrd said:

    This does not work with office 2013???

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  133. February 03, 2013 at 1:25 pm, Vladimir said:

    Bravo,thanks!!!

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  134. February 12, 2013 at 6:16 am, Andi said:

    Excellent! Just a shame Google can’t actually include something so simple on the actual browser!!

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  135. February 13, 2013 at 12:59 am, Ihsan Salka said:

    It works I have been looking for long time for this tip
    Great job

    Thank you

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  136. February 24, 2013 at 11:12 am, Russell Duarte said:

    I am having a hard time looking for a send button at the top of my chrome page so what ever i find on the web i can send it to any where or anyone and to save stuff in my favorite box and can view anytime I want to but. I happened to stumble on how to place my Central Pacific Band and Fruit Trees to buy fruits on the bar at the top of the page and that’s what I want to keep it easy access to. Help doesn’t have that listed down so I can find it with ease. Google windows no problem i can find it easily but I had to update my browser and so I have all of this issues to ask.

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  137. March 02, 2013 at 10:53 am, Si said:

    Thank you for this simple but very helpful piece of advice. :-)

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  138. March 28, 2013 at 11:12 am, Toni said:

    Does not work with Windows 8

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  139. April 08, 2013 at 4:06 am, Susie said:

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    not more popular because you certainly possess the gift.

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  140. April 11, 2013 at 7:04 am, Anon Ymous said:

    Is there a way to make this automatically put an email address in the TO: field?

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  141. April 27, 2013 at 6:25 am, mano richard said:

    great advice

    works perfect

    thanks

    28.4.2013

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  142. June 11, 2013 at 9:19 pm, DeWitch said:

    This is awesome!
    Thank you:)

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  143. July 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm, Mork said:

    Awesome trick !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a million

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  144. July 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm, doug champion said:

    thank you very much. elegant solution: the drag and drop it on bar works great and instant gratification.
    Very Best Regards.
    doug

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  145. October 09, 2013 at 2:02 pm, h wong said:

    This button used to work. Thanks.

    However, after I updated to chrome v 30.0.15 on windows 7, the button just stopped working.I clicked on the button, it now will not open an email blank at all. Nothing happens. It is a dead button.

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  146. November 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm, Xiao LIin said:

    My name is Xu Linlin and I’m from Shantou. How do you do? can make friends this is my qq:2497396934

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  147. December 10, 2013 at 5:37 am, Prisha said:

    Thanks a bunch!!

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  148. December 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm, Bonnie ("~) said:

    HOW Cool! Thanks!
    I had right clicked on the ?…second line down…clicked on add a folder. I gave it the name Windows Live Mail and of course it was empty…but I dragged your “send link” to “Windows Live Mail” and dropped it. I tried it out and it works!
    Thanks again for the simple fix!

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  149. January 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm, va said:

    Playing Castleville on google chrome which used t be on internet explorer until someone from the int company put it on the chrome . I was playing the game and for some reason it jumped to the bottom of the right screen and I cannot get it to go back to the middle where It should be. Could you help me get it back from the bottom right hand corner of the screen. My ip address is 24 137 127 130 help me

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  150. February 27, 2014 at 12:27 am, Reg Luther said:

    Regarding the expert advice on the above subject.
    Have followed the thread and instructions but need to know how to use the “Send Link” to send a page.
    Thanks

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  151. March 06, 2014 at 4:11 pm, Chris said:

    I followed both ways above but it’s not working. I see the bookmark but nothing happens when I click it.

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    • March 31, 2014 at 7:39 am, Qaiser khan said:

      > now what shell I do?

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