Option-C doesn't seem to work anymore. There is no keyboard shortcut for 'Copy Classic Note Link' visible anymore in the contextual menu. Creating one in the System Preferences made the 'Copy Classic Note Link'-button disappear altogether. Maybe this is a recent change to Evernote.
Anyway, I figured out a workaround. It's not pretty, but it seems to do the trick.
To get this to work, you will need to use two tools: BetterTouchTool and AppleScript.
BetterTouchTool can simulate a right click without having to use a mouse or a trackpad.
Although BetterTouchTool can simulate key presses as well, I couldn't get it to wait a fraction of a second between pressing and holding the alt key and pressing return. This meant that the return key was actually pressed before the 'Copy Classic Note Link'-button was visible. So I decided to use AppleScript instead.
First create this AppleScript (which I named Alt Return.scpt - just make sure you reference the right script in BetterTouchTool) and store it somewhere.
tell application "Evernote"
tell application "System Events"
key down option
key code 36 -- press return
key up option
Then create this workflow in BetterTouchTool:
- Decide what keyboard shortcut you want to use
- Make a keyboard shortcut with an 'assigned action' - Right Click
- Next: 'Attach additional action' - Open Application/File/AppleScript…
- Link to the AppleScript you just created
I am not allowed to post a picture of this workflow (yet) as I just created my account. Hope this helps somebody!