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Windows 7: Email shortcut icon

21 Jun 2012   #1
Perkin5

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Email shortcut icon

I'm using Thunderbird as my email client and I used to have a desktop icon I could click to open the send mail window with a pre-addressed mail. I created a desktop shortcut and put something like this in the location window:

mailto:addressee@email.com?subject=Some Topic

This doesn't seem to work in Windows 7 64 bit and instead of a shortcut icon I get a small desktop file created. When I click it, a send mail window opens but it isn't pre-addressed and the desktop file is an attachment.

Can anyone explain how to achieve the required functionality?


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21 Jun 2012   #2
Perkin5

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Er...I appear to have solved my own problem. The trick was to create a shortcut to the Thunderbird .exe file and add the necessary command line arguments to the path. Syntax at:
Command line arguments - Thunderbird - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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21 Jun 2012   #3
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