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Windows 7: Downloaded Opera, now cannot set mailto to MS Outlook

07 Jul 2016   #1
rlee123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 
Downloaded Opera, now cannot set mailto to MS Outlook

Hi,

Thanks in advance for your help! Previously, when I clicked on a "mailto" link in my web-based Gmail (mail.google.com), the new email composition box would pop up in MS Outlook 2010. That is my preference.

However, I downloaded the Opera browser today and I undated Chrome to Version 51.0.2704.106 m, and somewhere along the line, doing these updates changed some of my defaults. I have used Control Panel to change my defaults back to MS Outlook, but it didn't work. When I click on a "mailto" link in Chrome Gmail, a mail.google.com composition box pops up instead of MS Outlook.

When I go to chrome://settings/handlers, I see "Active protocol handlers," "mailto," "(none)." My only two choices are "(none)" and "mail.google.com."

Any help appreciated to restore MS Outlook as my "mailto" default. Thanks again.


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18 Jul 2016   #2
CHRISTOS A

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

Change windows default programs
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18 Jul 2016   #3
rlee123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Christos, thank you for trying to help out! I've already changed default programs multiple times and restarted my laptop. It didn't work. Thank you.
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27 Jul 2016   #4
CHRISTOS A

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

you can uninstall opera and make outlook default. if this don't work an other program is changing your settings
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27 Jul 2016   #5
rlee123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks, Christos. I will try to uninstall Opera and make Outlook default. Thanks for trying to help.
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