If you use Gmail you may become frustrated when you click a
mailto: link by accident and now your desktop client of Outlook or Mail starts up. Thanks to
navigator.registerProtocolHandler() (which we've covered here before) you can wire up Gmail as your default mail client for all
mailto: links in Chrome and Firefox.
- First, open up a Gmail tab. You must do this from the Gmail tab, not your html5rocks one. :)
navigator.registerProtocolHandler("mailto", "https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s", "Gmail");
- Accept the confirmation from the browser.
- Click this mailto: link to test out your new Gmail mailto hookup!
If you ever need to removing this setting, you can do that at
chrome://settings/handlersin Chrome and Preferences->Applications->mailto in Firefox.