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10 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 - 32 Bit
 
 
GMail

I am using internet explorer 8, i want to send a link and page to my friend,but it is connecting to outlook,i want gmail as my default?,how do i do this?,without installing gmail notifier.or google talk.Thank You

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10 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Not possible in IE8. But you can do it in Firefox.
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10 Oct 2010   #3

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

  • Go to Tools, Internet Options
  • Switch to Programs tab. Under Internet programs, click Set programs
  • Choose Set program access and computer defaults in the pop-up window
  • Select Custom as your configuration
  • Click the double chevron, scroll down to Choose a default email program, and select a program as your default email client
  • Click "OK"

That should do it, but there is a disclaimer at the bottom saying if the program does not respond, you should contact the programs vendor.
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10 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
  • Go to Tools, Internet Options
  • Switch to Programs tab. Under Internet programs, click Set programs
  • Choose Set program access and computer defaults in the pop-up window
  • Select Custom as your configuration
  • Click the double chevron, scroll down to Choose a default email program, and select a program as your default email client
  • Click "OK"
That should do it, but there is a disclaimer at the bottom saying if the program does not respond, you should contact the programs vendor.
And pray how do you get gmail to show up in the list of email programs??
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10 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
...select a program as your default email client...
I wouldn't expect to see gmail in the list since gmail is a website, not a program. However if you install an email client like Windows Live Mail, gmail can be set as the default account within WLM. WLM would be set as the default program.
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10 Oct 2010   #6

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I stand corrected Bill2 as you, and ronncerr have pointed out gmail is a web-based email client, and not a program.

roncerr's suggestion of using WLM, and setting gmail as the default account would be an option.
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10 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Actually I feel that sometimes in the quest to be minimalist we go overboard. Am minimalist myself so this is not directed at anybody in particular. Now gmail notifier, its a tiny app (around 300kb download I think) which makes the task of gmail as default client a breeze, but many of us will go to extraordinary lengths to circumvent that. I noticed the OP's other post about avoiding a 3rd party unzipping utility.

All of us have these beast like computers these days with mammoth hard disks and lots of spare RAM, but we are obsessed about disabling windows components, shutting down services, removing this and deleting that. This is a lesson I have learnt myself- to just sit back and enjoy (Windows 7 indeed lets you do that) instead of always poking and fingering.

Again, this is just a rant, no offense meant.
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10 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
...Now gmail notifier, its a tiny app (around 300kb download I think) which makes the task of gmail as default client a breeze...
Thanks! Found it here: Making Gmail your default mail application - Gmail Help
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05 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Actually I feel that sometimes in the quest to be minimalist we go overboard. Am minimalist myself so this is not directed at anybody in particular. Now gmail notifier, its a tiny app (around 300kb download I think) which makes the task of gmail as default client a breeze, but many of us will go to extraordinary lengths to circumvent that. I noticed the OP's other post about avoiding a 3rd party unzipping utility.

All of us have these beast like computers these days with mammoth hard disks and lots of spare RAM, but we are obsessed about disabling windows components, shutting down services, removing this and deleting that. This is a lesson I have learnt myself- to just sit back and enjoy (Windows 7 indeed lets you do that) instead of always poking and fingering.

Again, this is just a rant, no offense meant.
Hear hear!!

Nice to hear a guru echo my feelings!
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