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Making Gmail a default mailto handler in firefox

Posted in web with tags , on January 29, 2009 by Bartosz Radaczyński

Even though there are some recipies for that in the network (notably this one and this), there seem to be issues with both of these solutions. The first one is almost fine, though the new message gmail screen has the address typed in as mailto:email_address (the mailto: is there even though it should not be). So, actually the way to make it work correctly (at least on my ubuntu box) is to paste the following code in the address bar of the gmail tab:

javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler(“mailto”,”https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=%s”,”GMail”)

and agree for Gmail to handle the mailto urls. Cool!

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