Creating a Send To Menu Entry for Opera M2 Email Client
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 9:53:51 PM
Ever wondered why you can not use windows-explorer's "Send To" Menu to attach one or multiple files to a new Email message within Opera's great Mailclient M2? Well, I did so and finally yesterday night I throw all the infos and ideas together and wrote a small computer program to extend Opera with this feature. If you missed that feature as well, you can just download and install it now.
Note: my.opera.com has removed the .exe file - I don't know why. You can grab the AHK source code instead and compile it with the AHK compiler.
204 KB, v 0.4.1, Windows Executable
28 KB, v 0.4.1, AHK Source
Setup is really easy since version 0.2. Just download, execute and follow instructions (basically it's pressing the Install button). Afterwards the only thing left to do is to ensure that opera gets the new CTRL + A hotkey within the compose message window.
If you want to use the AHK file, take a look in the development forums. Right now it is not well supported but this is the aim of the next update.
You can add it in Operas Preferences. It's the Keyboard section under the Advanced Tab:
Simply add a new shortcut. Afterwards it should look like this:
Now everything is setup and you can enjoy your missed Send To Menu command right away again.
Questions, Comments and Ideas
Are always welcome, feel free to use the Comments here or send me a Message. All this will help improving M2sendto. There is a Forum dedicated to the tool and you can checkout the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
How does it work?
Indeed it's quite easily solved: M2sendto.exe, the small helper tool within this project, listens to your commands in the send to menu. In the event you want to have files attached and you use the send to menu it will take care that opera attaches these files by doing the following:
- If Opera is not started it will be started
- A new compose message window is opened (shortcut CTRL + E)
- Each file will be attached (shortcut CTRL + A)
As you can see, you can add attachments to emails with the send to menu again as with other mailclients like thunderbird, eudora or others.
Changelog & Roadmap
Can be found here
Upgrading from 0.3 to 0.3.x and from 0.3.x to 0.3.x
Simply run setup and "say ok" to uninstall first.
Upgrading from 0.2 to 0.3
Simply run 0.3 setup and uninstall previous version at the beginning (first question). That's it.
Upgrading from 0.1 to 0.2
Just delete everything you created since yesterday (well, you can leave AutoHotkey on your computer, but you can delete the script and the one .lnk file within the send to folder) and then install the new version.
Version 0.4 Download
204 KB, v 0.4, Windows Executable
Version 0.3.6 Download
202 KB, v 0.3.6, Windows Executable
Version 0.3.5 Download
201 KB, v 0.3.5, Windows Executable
Version 0.3 Download
201 KB, v 0.3, Windows Executable
Version 0.2 Download
200 KB, Windows Executable
Version 0.1 Download
This version is just available for historical reasons. Do not download if you don't know what to do with it.