Stefan Hayden

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Set Windows 7 Default Email program to Gmail (using Chrome)

yarg. why is this so hard?

  1. Start > type “regedit” > hit enter
  2. go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command\
  3. Edit (default) to “C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” https://mail.google.com/mail?extsrc=mailto&url=%1
  4. make sure to replace *username* with your username
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This didn’t work for me in Windows 7. It still opens in Thunderbird.

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