All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: photography and
Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB

Copying an Email Address Without the Extra Crufty Adornments (AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard)

OS X 9 Mavericks resets a preference which is a real bother: how an email address is put onto the clipboard. It can be copied with extra adornments which are a real hassle if searching or various things I need email for (I have to do such things many times a day).

Fred Flintstone <> # syntactic mess for various

The solution is to change a hidden system preference, see Mail Addresses Adorned With Cruft. For whatever reason, OS X 9 Mavericks whacks this preference.

To use the simple form, open Terminal, then enter:

defaults write AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool no

It’s now broken

Well, the above is SUPPOSED to work. But Apple Mail in OS X 10.9 Mavericks now is entirely flaky: how and where the email is copied produces differing results:

  • Copying out of an editable field (say you’ve started a Reply or Forward) yields the full (messy) form which then has to be edited down to just the email.
  • Copying out of an email To or CC field yields the email-only form.

This inattention to usability details (“small potatoes” bug) is oddly inconsistent with the obsessive compulsive attention given to hardware details.

2018 MacBook Pro
$6299 $3899
15-inch 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9 6-core, 32GB, 4TB SSD, Radeon Pro 560X

Fantastic MBP at a great price!
Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro
Only $4199 $2299

16GB / 2TB SSD / 2.9GHz / 4GB GPU

Apple Refurbished, Factory Sealed
Apple 1 Year Limited Warranty

OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD
Gen 2!

Blazing fast, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB.

Lloyd’s all-time favorite SSD!

√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!

Deals Updated Daily at B&H Photo
View all handpicked deals...

Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2018, Space Gray)
$6299.0 $3899
SAVE $2400 | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__