Windows 10: Mailto: in Browsers not working
I see the same thing now and then, thought it was just me. It even will do it in the middle of a line.
That does sometimes happen... there are a couple of formatting quirks- like adding text after you've a URL shown in your post - e.g. when editing it, or changing back from italics or bold e.g.
You know about the protocol setting in the control panel; you can also try this if it's not been mentioned for your particular email client:
It just dawned on me that it happens when using Reply With Quote.
- works fine for me with Firefox.. to start with. But sometimes what you describe happens when typing and modifying a reply - but I've never quite noticed what causes it.
Thread has gone off on a tangent...
The seem to have "fixed" this in the Anniversary release by locking the MAILTO protocol down to MAIL. No other choices.
Does this help? This bit looks promising...
I don't use that browser. Not sure why it would help. The problem is happening, no matter which browser I use, since "upgrading" to Windows 10.
It helps because it shows the methods needed to make your browser available in the MAILTO protocol - even with the Anniversary Update 1607, thus...
In the case of Firefox, a new String named mailto should be added to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\Capabilities\URLAssociations with the value FirefoxURL (the same value as all the existing strings there). In addition, Firefox itself need to be configured to handle a mailto: by opening your chosen webmail service (or whatever else you use). For Firefox the relevant setting are found by putting...
...in the address bar - it should be straight forward adapting these instructions for another browser.
Last edited by Bree; 22 Sep 2016 at 21:13.
Reason: added: In the case of Firefox...
I'm not clear on whether I'd have to change the registry for every browser I use. I use Seamonkey almost all the time, and Firefox rarely and almost never anything else.
I tried that default apps mail protocol setting already, to no avail.
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