I have successfully configured Firefox (43.0.4) to open mailto links in Gmail using Mozilla's instructions.

mailto now triggers a new Gmail Compose however this uses the current tab and navigates away from the current page.

This is particularly frustrating in Feedly when I want to send an article and then continue reading the next in my feed - I now have to navigate Back which reloads Feeldy, loosing the thread of where I was in my article list.

ctrl-clicking a mailto link does not work.

Is there any way to force Firefox to open mailto in a new tab or new window?


You can right click on the email address, then click 'open-in-a-new-tab'. Works for me. I hope it works for you.

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  • It doesn't work in Feedly. As soon as you right click it navigates to the new email compose – Shevek Jan 20 '16 at 19:31
  • does it work for you on other sites? If you are on a mac, you could try ⌘-click, or whatever the equivalent on your system is. – Frazer Kirkman Jan 22 '16 at 9:28

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