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how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome?

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how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? sanj 12/17/08 11:52 AM
i could do that with google toolbar in firefox. this is preventing me from using google chrome. now it launches microsoft express or whatever, instead of launching gmail..can someone help?
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? segfault 12/17/08 12:00 PM
Well, chrome is using the windows default settings here.  You can hack your registry to make the windows xp default mail client to be the gmail, it might look something like this:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google GMail]
@=”Google GMail”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google GMail\shell]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google GMail\shell\open]
@=”Google GMail”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google GMail\shell\open\command]
@=”rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler http://www.gmail.com


But i haven't tested this at all and you really should not experiment with this unless you are confident with manipulating the registry.


Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? adam_h 12/17/08 12:15 PM
I'm sure something could be done, simply by comparing the following regedits :)

Hotmail.reg:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail]
@="Windows Live Mail"
"DLLPath"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,\
  6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,\
  00,20,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,68,00,6d,00,\
  6d,00,61,00,70,00,69,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00,00,00
"LocalizedString"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,\
  46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,\
  00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,\
  68,00,6d,00,6d,00,61,00,70,00,69,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,\
  00,30,00,32,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\backup]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto]
@="URL:MailTo Protocol"
"EditFlags"=hex:02,00,00,00
"URL Protocol"=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
  00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,\
  45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,68,00,6d,00,6d,00,61,\
  00,70,00,69,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
  6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
  00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
  25,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,78,\
  00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,68,00,6d,00,6d,00,61,00,70,00,\
  69,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,22,00,2c,00,4d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,54,00,6f,\
  00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,63,00,6f,00,6c,00,48,00,61,00,6e,00,64,00,\
  6c,00,65,00,72,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Hotmail\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
  6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
  00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
  25,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,78,\
  00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,68,00,6d,00,6d,00,61,00,70,00,\
  69,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,22,00,2c,00,4f,00,70,00,65,00,6e,00,49,00,6e,\
  00,62,00,6f,00,78,00,48,00,61,00,6e,00,64,00,6c,00,65,00,72,00,00,00,00,00


Outlook.reg (though, there's soooooo many associations, it could get crazy translating those over to work with/for Gmail, so try the above, or keep reading)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook]
@="Microsoft Office Outlook"
"DLLPathEx"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OLMAPI32.DLL"
"MSIComponentID"="{FF1D0740-D227-11D1-A4B0-006008AF820E}"
"MSIInstallOnWTS"=dword:00000000
"DLLPath"="mapi32.dll"
"MSIOfficeLCID"=hex(7):4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,00,\
  5c,00,4f,00,66,00,66,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,5c,00,31,00,32,00,2e,00,30,00,5c,\
  00,43,00,6f,00,6d,00,6d,00,6f,00,6e,00,5c,00,4c,00,61,00,6e,00,67,00,75,00,\
  61,00,67,00,65,00,52,00,65,00,73,00,6f,00,75,00,72,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,00,\
  00,55,00,49,00,4c,00,61,00,6e,00,67,00,75,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,49,00,\
  6e,00,73,00,74,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,4c,00,61,00,6e,00,67,00,75,00,61,00,67,\
  00,65,00,00,00,00,00
"MSIApplicationLCID"=hex(7):4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,\
  00,5c,00,4f,00,66,00,66,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,5c,00,31,00,32,00,2e,00,30,00,\
  5c,00,4f,00,75,00,74,00,6c,00,6f,00,6f,00,6b,00,00,00,4c,00,61,00,73,00,74,\
  00,55,00,49,00,4c,00,61,00,6e,00,67,00,75,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Capabilities]
"ApplicationDescription"="Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 provides an integrated solution to help you better manage your time and information, connect across boundaries, and remain safer and in control. This comprehensive information and time manager helps you organize and instantly search for the information you need. With Office Outlook 2007, you can securely share information with coworkers, friends, and family, no matter where they are located. Office Outlook 2007 makes it easier for you to prioritize and control your time, so you can focus on the things that matter most."

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".ibc"="Outlook.File.ibc"
".ics"="Outlook.File.ics"
".hol"="Outlook.File.hol"
".msg"="Outlook.File.msg"
".vcf"="Outlook.File.vcf"
".vcs"="Outlook.File.vcs"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Capabilities\StartMenu]
"Mail"="Microsoft Outlook"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Capabilities\UrlAssociations]
"mailto"="Outlook.URL.mailto"
"stssync"="Outlook.URL.stssync"
"webcal"="Outlook.URL.webcal"
"webcals"="Outlook.URL.webcal"
"outlookfeed"="Outlook.URL.feed"
"outlookfeeds"="Outlook.URL.feed"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Envelope]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Envelope\CLSID]
@="{0006F01A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Envelope\CurVer]
@="Outlook.Envelope.12"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\InstallInfo]
"HideIconsCommand"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE /spadhideicons"
"ShowIconsCommand"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE /spadshowicons"
"ReinstallCommand"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE /spadreinstall"
"IconsVisible"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\mailto]
"URL Protocol"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:02,00,00,00
@="URL:MailTo Protocol"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\mailto\DefaultIcon]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\",7"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\mailto\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\mailto\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\mailto\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\" -c IPM.Note /m \"%1\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeed]
"URL Protocol"=""
@="URL:Outlook Add RSS Feed"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeed\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,-9403"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeed\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeed\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeed\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\" /share \"%1\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeeds]
"URL Protocol"=""
@="URL:Outlook Add RSS Feed"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeeds\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,-9403"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeeds\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeeds\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\outlookfeeds\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\" /share \"%1\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\stssync]
"URL Protocol"=""
@="URL:Outlook Add Sharepoint Folder"
"ststypes"=hex(7):63,00,61,00,6c,00,65,00,6e,00,64,00,61,00,72,00,00,00,63,00,\
  6f,00,6e,00,74,00,61,00,63,00,74,00,73,00,00,00,64,00,6f,00,63,00,75,00,6d,\
  00,65,00,6e,00,74,00,73,00,00,00,74,00,61,00,73,00,6b,00,73,00,00,00,64,00,\
  69,00,73,00,63,00,75,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,73,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\stssync\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE,-9403"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\stssync\shell]
@="open"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\stssync\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\Protocols\stssync\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\" /share \"%1\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE\" /recycle"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell\Properties]
"MUIVerb"="Proper&ties"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook\shell\Properties\command]
@="rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL \"C:\\PROGRA~1\\MICROS~3\\Office12\\MLCFG32.CPL\""



segfault's looks to be the most basic, and well, i can't see why it wouldn't work ;)

But a fool/dummy-proof solution couldn't hurt (I know Firefox toolbar, and now firefox on it's own even) can handle assigning mailto's to gmail, within the browser, so I'm sure Chrome isn't too far off ;)
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? sanj 12/17/08 1:10 PM
thanks for the reply. it does sound tricky playing with the register edits
is chrome going to handle this so people can start using chrome or do i have to flip flop between firefox (where i have google toolbar that takes care of this using send to) and chrome..
last time i switched back to firefox for similar reasons.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? StanVI 12/17/08 1:30 PM
For now how about connecting your Windows Mail imap setting.  All your email via Windows Mail will be sent as gmail and remain in your send box.  I am sure there are folks that can give you more details on how to set it up in clear language.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? lavacano201014 12/17/08 2:41 PM
Note: Windows Mail is the Vista replacement for Outlook and it's little sister Outlook Express.

Use your IMAP client. Google Support for GMail has instructions on how to set up IMAP for Thunderbird, Outlook/Outlook Express/Windows Mail, and other clients. It's got the server and port in case you don't see your client's instructions.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? samela 1/13/09 3:04 PM
ChromeMailer:
http://skaelede.hu/?e=chromemailer&lg=en

Direct Link http://skaelede.hu/downloads/chromemailersetup.msi
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? paulieWalnuts 1/16/09 11:58 PM
True that, Chrome sucks until this can be done without some POS desktop application or reg hacks.., ,ChromeMailer doesn't work last time I tried it.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? divingdave 1/21/09 8:27 AM
The skaelede.hu hack does not work for me at all. I get a message saying it has encountered an error and must close every time I click email a copy on any site. I have tried setting it up several ways but get the same results. More interesting, if you click the home page it opens only in Internet Explorer.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Gartchu 1/28/09 8:30 PM
The skaelede.hu hack does not work for me at all neither. I had the exact same problem. The Regedit tip didn't work under Vista.

I found a way that works very well and which is easy to apply if you already use Google Talk : In Settings --> General --> Put a check mark next to "Open Gmail when I click on email links". If Chrome is already set as your default web browser, it should work perfectly.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? leseratte 2/8/09 6:02 PM
The solution by Gartchu worked like a charm!
Can we somehow make this the first answer or standard answer.
I think other tools (such as Gmail itself and Chrome, should offer the same setting option "Open Gmail when I click on email links".
Fantastic.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? kevinstonge 2/8/09 6:09 PM
I use the Gmail Notifier for this. ( http://toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_windows.html )
Once installed, right click the tray icon, choose 'options', and toggle "Use Gmail for internet mailto: links"

I love the Gmail Notifier for this reason, and because it lets me know whenever I get new mail! It definitely beats messing with the registry and is a similar solution to Gartchu's using Google Talk (if you are a regular Talk user, which I am not).
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Critesjm 2/8/09 6:18 PM
Ok, firstly, no browser can currently do this by themselves. 

Secondly, if you're running on XP, try this, it's the least dangerous fix I've seen:


As a slightly mean side note, assuming these instructions work, you could've easily found them doing a quick standard google search.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? jcpedersen 9/8/09 2:03 AM
@kevinstonge:
As noted several other places Gmail Notifier is NOT the solution in Vista.
The checkbox doesn't change anything.
I guess you must be using XP, wright ?
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Mis1421 10/19/09 7:57 AM
I downloaded the google pack which allowed me to set gmail as the default e-mail client in chrome.

You can download at : http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html

Worked instantly!
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Buxis 11/10/09 6:25 AM
It did, yes, but after awhile Outlook took over the mailto links again
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? frankb333 11/16/09 1:19 PM
I am running Vista 32 and Outlook 2007 but want to set my Mailto default to Chrome.    None of the fixes I can find seem to work:

1.  Google Talk and Google Notifier don't work
2. Editing the registry mailto command doesn't work
3. using the skaelede.hu chrome mailer doesn't work
4. I am not able to change any Default Programs settings as they are all greyed out and stuck on Outlook.

How annoying is this?  You'd think the makers of Chrome would want to support their own mail program.  Come on Google.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? bradenclarke 2/3/10 8:34 AM
if your you are using windows. go to control panel > internet options > the tab "programs" you'll be able to change it there.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? frankb333 2/3/10 8:51 AM
Gmail is not an option in "Default Programs" in Windows because it is not a "program".  You'd know this if you actually tried the method you are suggesting.

It all depends on your environment, and in particular, if you have an email client like Outoook installed.  I have been able to make it work and, in my experience the best way to make Gmail your default mailto handler is to use one of these methods.

1. In Firefox:  Use the google toolbar
2. In Chrome: Use this Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ahldefgplekckalfcolhhnljbbgaiboc
3. In IE: (see #1)

Other methods include:
1. Use Google Talk (it includes a mailto: feature)
2. Use Gmail Notifier  (also includes a mailto: feature)
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? OtsRockr 2/15/10 10:38 AM
http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html

Get the google pack, check on the apps that you want and install it. THEN go to the Google Apps Folder in your start menu and choose Google Mail - then it will ask you if you want to set Gmail as your default email client. Worked great for me! Using Vista Ultimate 64-bit. Also have windows live mail installed too, no problems.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Ted Kidd 2/23/10 10:46 AM
OtsRockr nailed it: .."go to the Google Apps Folder in your start menu and choose Google Mail"
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Pierre771 2/28/10 1:48 PM
Hello everyone

In firefox it can be done without installing any program or extension.

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/06/set-gmail-as-default-email-client-in.html

Before it's necessary modify about:config

(Sorry, it is in French).

http://www.korben.info/utilisez-gmail-comme-client-mail-par-defaut-dans-firefox.html

Other solution (registry)

http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/A1B2EBC9-1155-44F9-A355-17CDA168028D/
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Pierre771 2/28/10 2:00 PM
The solution with modifying the registry is possible in XP. In Vista and W7 I don't think so.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? wallacewilson 4/21/10 7:57 AM
There is a Chrome Extension called "Send Using Gmail (no button) that will do this for you.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Pierre771 4/21/10 10:47 AM
Hello and thanks ! Yes I did. It works perfectly for having Gmail as default mail program, however its other function (send a link) doesn't work in Chrome/Chromium version 5.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? michaelalandover 6/3/10 1:31 PM
perhaps it works, but why give access to all sites?
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Pierre771 6/3/10 10:10 PM
I donn't understand your awswer.

"Send using gmail" has not worked from months.

Sending a page link doesn't work with version 5 and now with version 6 either.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Toaster 7/2/10 8:08 AM
wallacewilson: thanks a lot !  finally i can just click email link and it will work into gmail ! thanks a lot ! Send Using Gmail (no button)  IS the solution we needed

I just restarded Chrome to make it work, and now the email link from Craiglist works with gmail :)
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? blair81 8/9/10 1:22 PM
Officially google has released this Chrome Extension!!!
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/pgphcomnlaojlmmcjmiddhdapjpbgeoc
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Stan1285 9/21/10 9:18 AM
I just tried it using the notifier from the very first answer and it works perfectly.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Pierre771 10/22/10 12:14 AM
Hello everybody

the extension "send from Gmail", now runs OK, that's right.

Thks and pb fixed.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? Zoasterboy 12/27/10 4:55 PM
Ubuntu users:

Make a file in your home folder named mailto.sh and paste within it:

#!/bin/sh
chromium-browser https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm\&tf=0\&to=$1

*note, if you use chrome you'll have to change "chromium-browser" to "chrome".

and run "chmod x+u mailto" in the terminal to make it executable. (Or right click mailto.sh>Properties>Permissions>Check Executable)

System>Preferences>Preferred Applications and change Mail Reader to custom. Paste this line into the text box:

~/mailto.sh %s

And now clicking any mailto link will open a new tab in chrome. If you want the mailto.sh file to be hidden, rename it to ".mailto.sh". You will have to change the line in Preferred Applications to match, though.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? georjmac 3/13/11 11:08 PM
I just got Chrome on my Mac Book Pro and changing the default email to chrome from Mail, Entourage or another client is straightforward;

Close Chrome
Open Mail.app
Select Preferences, General, change your default email, a window will open and select Chrome, done.

You must be signed into your Gmail account or it will prompt you for your user name and password when you click on a hyperlink in Chrome.

Enjoy.
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? mbeharry 3/29/11 9:05 PM
Thanks Pierre771  !!!
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? ryancav 4/30/11 2:38 AM
OtsRockr  nailed it.  Install Google Pack at http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html

THEN, Go to Start -> All Programs -> Google Apps -> Google Mail

It will ask you if you want GMail to be your default client.  choose yes.

DONE!  Thanks!
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Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? jugnu.sanjay 6/18/11 6:03 AM
hguyt7t
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? tada6697 7/7/11 3:12 AM
Why don't Google add it as a standard capability to Chrome?
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? jadmanx 7/21/11 7:17 AM
use
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pgphcomnlaojlmmcjmiddhdapjpbgeoc?hl=de#

it works
Re: how do i use gmail as default mail program in google chrome? TheJammer 11/9/11 7:48 AM
I personally like the Better Gmail AddOn for Chrome and Firefox.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mgdnblnolcinnndenjnollpiplgkbjcn

Aside from allowing you to use Gmail as the default mailto address, it also turns the attachment paperclips to icons specific for the attachment (word, excel, ppt, pictures, music, zip folders, etc). I also use it to add row highlights on mouseover to make the email you are hovering over stand out. You can also turn off elements of the gmail interface you don't particularly want. Those are the main things I use it for.

It was originally created by compiling many different gmail add-ons into one extension by Gina Trapani from Lifehacker.com.
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