How do I open a hyperlink in an mu4e message? I know I can click on it, but is there a keyboard shortcut I can press or a function I can call to open the link? I don't like using the mouse when I don't have to.

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g will prompt you for a url to visit, which you select by number. (The numbers appear next to the link in the message)

From mu4e you can open the manual at any time with H. This will open the manual at the section for whichever view you were in - main, headers, message, editor. To find out what you can do with an individual message you need the Message View section. Check out the keybindings page for a quick overview of the most frequent commands you'll want to use.

  • Not all my email messages show numbers next to their links; I'm not sure what this depends on. If not, I can get to the desired link by pressing TAB and open it with ENTER. However, if urls are numbered, I can use k to copy them to the kill ring. The manual does not give an alternative for unnumbered links.
    – AstroFloyd
    Sep 5, 2022 at 8:07
  • @AstroFloyd yes, it's the same for me. I suspect it has to do with plain text vs html messages, but I'm not at my computer to check
    – Tyler
    Sep 7, 2022 at 0:43
  • When I jump to an unnumbered link with TAB, I can see the url in the echo area. Do you know a way to copy it directly from the mu4e message view (instead of clicking on the echo area to open the Messages buffer, jumping there and copying it)?
    – AstroFloyd
    Sep 9, 2022 at 7:55
  • @AstroFloyd as I recall, you can tab to the link you want, then press enter to open it. You don't need to click on the minibuffer
    – Tyler
    Sep 9, 2022 at 10:30
  • That is correct, but it will often open in the wrong Firefox profile and then redirect to some url with an error statement. I need to copy it and paste it in the correct Firefox instance...
    – AstroFloyd
    Sep 14, 2022 at 10:55

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