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Is there a way to set up a keyboard shortcut such that, after I hit it, a new mail window for Thunderbird opens up on the current viewport? Under XP I did this by using the OS's built-in mailto: URL handler. I know how to set that in Gnome (using gconf) but I don't know what to set it to....


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thunderbird -compose

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