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How to change default email client to Gmail in Chrome

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    How to change default email client to Gmail in Chrome


    Hello Out There --

    Can someone please help me with this problem? I need to change the default email client in Windows 8 to Gmail in Chrome.

    I thought that this would be an easy fix, but I have searched the Web, searched the forums, and cannot find anywhere that it tells me how to do this.

    Besides the fact that I want all of my MAILTO links to use my Web based Gmail account, I need it to do so to make it work with OneNote.

    In OneNote, when I try to send someone a page, it gives me an error message about Microsoft Outlook not being started or set up, and says to change it in Default Programs. I tried doing this, but my MAILTO links are all set to Google Chrome, which seems like it would work.

    If anyone can help me, I would be truly grateful. Thank you for your kind consideration of my issue.

    ​~Antonio

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  2. #2


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    I use this extension:

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...gejhaepeopajdf

    Gmail notifier also does the job:

    Gmail Notifier
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