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I am using the Snippet Screen Capture application on Windows 7 and when I use the email to option it defaults to Exchange.

How can I change this to default to Gmail?

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I know it's possible, because I've done it at home. There may be limitations though (like only mailto links within Firefox). –  MBraedley Nov 16 '11 at 17:37
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This is not an exact duplicate. The solution linked to works only for MailTo: links within the browser. My question was specifically about a Windows program (Snippet Screen capture tool) which defaults to Exchange. I want it to default to Gmail. –  Clay Nichols Nov 17 '11 at 22:11
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You can try this suggestion from a Channel9 thread on this topic -

I installed this for someone not so long ago when I rebuilt their laptop. (save as .reg)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\GMail]
@="GMail"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\GMail\shell]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\GMail\shell\open]
@="GMail"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\GMail\shell\open\command]
@="rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler http://www.gmail.com"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\GMail\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\gmail.ico"

(and put the gmail favicon in c:\windows then change your email provider in Set Program Access and Defaults

LifeHacker recommends using an application called Affixa which registers itself as the default email application on your computer and handles file uploading to Gmail.

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The Registry change did NOT fix it. But Affixa did. –  Clay Nichols Nov 21 '11 at 20:14
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