View Full Version : [ubuntu] Enlightenment chromium opens mailto links in mutt instead of Thunderbird

March 13th, 2014, 12:57 PM
Since installing Enlightenment e17 under Ubuntu 13.04, all mailto links in web pages (chromium) now open mutt in a terminal, instead of Thunderbird.

How do I fix this?

I have changed ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list to say x-scheme-handler/mailto=thunderbird.desktop as recommended by several sites (and restarted chromium), but that does not change anything.

March 13th, 2014, 01:10 PM

Which desktop are you currently using ?

For Gnome, try editing the file


or use the program


Check out the man page but an example would be along the lines of

xdg-mime default thunderbird.desktop x-scheme-handler/mailto

You will have to check the above mime type though.

This may also work on the enlightenment desktop. It's been a while since i used it.

Post back on whether this fixes the issue.

Kind regards

March 13th, 2014, 04:04 PM
In Enlightenment:
Settings>Settings Panel>Apps>Default Applications>Core
and choose Thunderbird Mail for E-mail