Make GMail default mailto in Google Chrome

By Ali Hammad Baig on 12:24 PM

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While Firefox has built-in support for making GMail your default handler of mailto: links, Chrome has not yet implemented such a feature. Strange, really, since it's Google's browser. Then again, it still doesn't have a version of the Google Toolbar.

Fortunately, Chrome does support Userscripts which makes hacking this in to your Chrome setup is no big deal. Over at the Chrome Plugins forums, one user has contributed a simple script [download] that automatically converts mailto: links to the GMail compose mail URL. Remember, Userscripts for Chrome go in your User Data\Default\User Scripts folder.

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