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it happens quite often, that I click a link over a persons name, just to see that it launches the default mail client of my system. I thought it would be a normal link, but it was a "mailto:"-link.

I would like Chrome to start gmail, not my default email client.

For Firefox, I had only to paste this in the URL-Bar:

javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler("mailto","https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s","GMail")

Unfortunately, it doesn't work in Chrome 9.

I have found this tutorial for Ubuntu, but I would like a solution in Chome. If it is only in Chrome, I can sync the settings. (So How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu? doesn't fit)

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=2aad08042607a4eb&hl=en could be related to my problem, but there is no answer.

Gnome:

$ gnome-default-applications-properties

set Email-Client to

gnome-open https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s
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See this link:

Making Gmail your default mail application

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=10966

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Thanks, I just had to install this extension from Google: Send from Gmail. The icon (which I don't need) can be hidden with a right click on it. –  moose Feb 14 '11 at 16:36

Another option is Mailto:Gmail. I've been using it for a few weeks now without any problems.

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Just installed this plug-in on Chrome and works flawlessly. The Gmail notifier in the other post is pretty old from the looks of it. –  Valien Apr 2 '11 at 19:23

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