I’ve been forcing myself to use the built in Mail.app lately, I’m the IT Manager at a church and one of the things I try to do is use the exact same hardware and software that my users use. I really I hate when they call me up and asked me a question and I don’t know the answer to it, not because I’ve never done it before but because it’s not in my muscle memory so I end up having to either look it up or try it myself.

Most of my users use Mail.app and I tend to use Outlook. Switching from Outlook 2011 to Mail.app was difficult since there’s a lot of features that are very different on Mail.app. One thing I noticed right off the bat is there’s no real shortcut to send mail using just your keyboard once you’re done composing, I’ve used Postbox and a few others and most of them have a keyboard shortcut to send the composed mail. Digging around in some dotfiles on GitHub I found this little gem:

 # Add the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + Enter to send an email in Mail.app
 defaults write com.apple.mail NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Send" "@\U21a9"

To run it you open up the terminal then paste in that command above. Close Mail.app and open it back up again now you should be able to press and ENTER