54.2 Activating URLs
- M-x goto-address
- Activate URLs and e-mail addresses in the current buffer.
You can make URLs in the current buffer active with M-x
goto-address. This finds all the URLs in the buffer, and establishes
bindings for Mouse-2 and C-c <RET> on them. After
activation, if you click on a URL with Mouse-2, or move to a URL
and type C-c <RET>, that will display the web page that the URL
specifies. For a ‘mailto’ URL, it sends mail instead, using your
selected mail-composition method (see Mail Methods).
It can be useful to add
goto-address to mode hooks and the
hooks used to display an incoming message.
rmail-show-message-hook is the appropriate hook for Rmail, and
mh-show-mode-hook for MH-E. This is not needed for Gnus,
which has a similar feature of its own.