I like to link to things when I write email and until I added this shortcut it required a left-click, menu hover, and a menu item selection. Save time and your wrist with this shortcut—now I hit ⌘L and I'm off to the races.
Here's how to do this for yourself:
- Open System Preferences
- Select Keyboard
- Select Application Shortcuts
- Click the "+"
- Select Mail from the drop down
- Enter "Add Link..." for the Menu Title
- Hit "⌘L"
- Hit Add and quit System Preferences
In Mail, go type an email. Select the text you want to link, hit ⌘L, and paste in the URL.