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bagguley
June 8th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Hi

I use ubuntu 8.04, firefox and gmail and am very happy with it. However Im wondering if anyone knows if there is a way in which when I click on an email address in firefox it will direct to a compose mail to that address in a new tab/window without using evolution or any other mail client.

gerben1
June 8th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Hi,

check this out:
http://lifehacker.com/392287/set-firefox-3-to-launch-gmail-for-mailto-links

tom56
June 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Or you could use Lifehacker's Better Gmail extension. It's pretty awesome! :)

bagguley
June 8th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Thankyou, as usual excellent advice!

Endolith
August 2nd, 2009, 12:59 AM
Or you could use Lifehacker's Better Gmail extension. It's pretty awesome! :)

That only works for links inside Firefox. Clicking a link in Pidgin, Terminal, etc. will not work.

There should be a package that provides this functionality, so you can set Gmail as your default app in Preferred Applications.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/269207

oldos2er
August 2nd, 2009, 02:27 AM
In Firefox, go to Edit, Preferences, Applicaions, scroll down to 'mailto,' click the corresponding Action, 'Use Gmail.'

Endolith
August 2nd, 2009, 02:34 AM
Still only works with links inside Firefox.

Humanum
August 2nd, 2009, 02:41 AM
In Firefox, go to Edit, Preferences, Applicaions, scroll down to 'mailto,' click the corresponding Action, 'Use Gmail.'

Cool but seems to be : Tools > Options > Applications > Mailto ...

oldos2er
August 2nd, 2009, 07:59 PM
Cool but seems to be : Tools > Options > Applications > Mailto ...

I'm running Firefox Shiretoko 3.5.1., and there is no 'Options' selection under the Tools menu.

netbooksarelife
January 8th, 2010, 08:28 PM
I'm running Firefox Shiretoko 3.5.1., and there is no 'Options' selection under the Tools menu.

Instead of "Tools"-->"Options", go to "Edit"-->"Preferences".

Funny that this should happen on the Ubuntu forums, but iirc in all derivatives of Firefox, windows versions have the settings manager under Tools/Options, and all Ubuntu/Mac versions have the settings manager under Edit/Preferences.

The difference is for historical reasons, Linux/Mac using the Netscape way and Windows using the IE way.

bostoncraig
June 5th, 2010, 05:45 AM
That only works for links inside Firefox. Clicking a link in Pidgin, Terminal, etc. will not work.

There should be a package that provides this functionality, so you can set Gmail as your default app in Preferred Applications.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/269207

Install desktop-webmail from synaptic, then set your Mail Reader to desktop-webmail in System>Prefered applications

Endolith
June 13th, 2010, 05:28 AM
Install desktop-webmail from synaptic, then set your Mail Reader to desktop-webmail in System>Prefered applications

Is that only in Lucid?