Aug 15 2019 11:40 PM
Jun 24 2020 06:44 PM
With the new Edge based on Chromium, the procedure is the same that in Google Chrome:
- Toggle the “Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols (recommended)” to On in Settings.
- Sign in to your Gmail account.
- Click the handler icon in the address bar. It's on the right side, by the star. It looks like two overlapped diamonds. When you hover over it with the mouse, the pop up says “This page wants to install a service handler”.
- A pop up box will appear that says “Allow mail.google.com to open all email links?” choose Allow.
Jan 05 2021 12:06 PM
@bitoleg I have followed your instructions, but no handler icon appears when I am on gmail.com. I know I have the "Allow Sites" setting correctly set up because the handler does show up when on calendar.google.com.
Thanks for any tips you can pass on.
Jan 14 2021 07:51 AM
@bitoleg I was pleased to find these instructions and hoping that they would also work for web based O365 Outlook to become default handler for mail. But alas..... Anyone managed to find a way to make that work? Any way to make it work for mailto: links in other desktop apps too?
Mar 01 2023 03:41 PM
in firefox it's easy to handle but ms edge? There is a problem, that you can't automatically open mailto links INSIDE ms edge with gmail. I tried following:
in the newest microsoft edge (also chromium browsers like google chrome) it's under settings => cookies and site permissions => protocol handlers or in german einstellungen => cookies und websiteberechtigungen => protokollhandler
is there a better way?