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Does anyone know of a Safari mechanism (extension in Safari 5, perhaps), that will allow a person to send the current URL via instant message? Ideally, it would pop up a list of contacts.

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If you are using Adium, you can send the current Safari link by clicking on the toolbar item "Insert link to active page in Safari" on the chat window with a contact.

If you need to send it directly from Safari, you may need to create an automator action or applescript service.

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That works for me. I've been using a lot since you mentioned it. Thanks. – Ralph Nov 5 '10 at 13:13

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