All modern operating systems have a built-in default email client. However, many users prefer to use web-based email service in their favorite browser. If you normally use Gmail directly in the browser, you have probably found yourself in a situation when you click on some email address and you see the window of system’s default mail client. We must close this window to copy the email from the page, and then move to Gmail in the new browser tab and paste the copied address in the required field. This guide will show you how to make Gmail the default browser email client.
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How To Make Gmail The Default Browser Email Client
This problem occurs because all “mailto:” links are associated with your default mail client that you not use.
If you want to make Gmail you default email client in your browser, you can do it in just a few minutes whether you use Google Chrome or Mozilla.
Google Chrome developers decided to make our lives easier and implemented the option directly into the address bar.
As soon as you enter your Gmail page, in the address bar of Chrome browser will be a new icon in the form of two gray rhombs. Click on it and select “Allow” from the drop-down menu, and click on “Done”. This action tells the browser that when you click on the email address, another tab opens to create a new email.
In this browser, the desired option is hidden in the settings page.
Click on menu icon on the top-right of the Mozilla Firefox Window and open “Settings”. Navigate to the “Applications” section. There, in the “Content type” list, look for the line “mailto”. Click on “Use Pick an app” drop-down list, and select “Use Gmail”.
If you prefer to use Gmail in your favorite browser as default email client, then you should definitely perform these steps above to stop the annoying opening of the default email client windows.
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