When I clicked a
mailto: link in a web page the following page appeared. How would I make it open in Gmail instead? I am using Windows 7.
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If you are using the latest version of Chrome:
Go to Gmail, and you should see an icon in the address bar that looks like two overlapping diamonds (see the Chrome support link here). If you click the icon and select "Use Gmail," Gmail will be used to handle your mailto: links in the future.
If you do not see the two diamonds, you may need to double-check that handlers are enabled. You can enable them by going to Chrome settings --> Show advanced settings... --> Privacy section, Content settings... --> and look under handlers to make sure you have "Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols" selected (see screenshot below).
Working as of April, 2019. Chrome 73.
Let Gmail handle Mailto links:
Open Chrome -> Settings
Select Chrome as default email client
Click on a mailto: link, Gmail will open a new email window.
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So based on your tags Google Chrome appears to be your web browser, go to the Google Webstore and download Send From Gmail (By Google) which will make GMail your default email application. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/send-from-gmail-by-google/pgphcomnlaojlmmcjmiddhdapjpbgeoc
For Firefox users, go to Tools in the Menu Bar, then Options, the Applications tab, then look for the Mailto: and change the dropdown menu to "Use Gmail"
I use Windows 7 and after sometime it stopped to work and handlers were not shown in Chrome settings (version 84.0).
In my case I used the next steps:
Gmail Notifier is a better solution for all browsers.
Here is answer from Google: