Open mailto: links in Gmail

If you’re a Windows user, use Gmail and like me are sick of mailto: links opening Outlook this could save you any more of those argggggggh moments.

DISCLAIMER: If you don’t know how to modify the registry, you probably shouldn’t be doing it. If you do it, you do so at your own risk.

Update the registry value at:


to be:


or if you use Windows Server 2003 like me:

“C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR_USERNAME_HERE]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

UPDATE: Someone has pointed out that there’s a Chrome extensions for that :