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Windows 7: Thunderbird Portable unable to set it as the default mail program

09 Apr 2020   #1
videobruce

Win7 x64 & XP
 
 
Thunderbird Portable unable to set it as the default mail program

TB Portable v60 running Win 7 Pro.

See attachments. The 'MailTo' protocol is there, but under 'Description' it is blank. The 2nd attachment, I checked the 'Email' but it doesn't take. Notice 'System Integration' is grayed out.


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09 Apr 2020   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bruce,

it will ONLY find it when your actually running it.

Portable versions of any program are NOT installed as such so when you try to make them defaults it cant find it on your system IT JUST DOESN'T WORK that way


Roy
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09 Apr 2020   #3
videobruce

Win7 x64 & XP
 
 

I understand Portable applications (no thanks to M$). But, even when running, email links on web pages aren't responded to in TB when it is running.
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09 Apr 2020   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bruce,

have a look at post 6 here,

BACKUP first

Make Thunderbird Portable default email program on Windows 7 ??? | PortableApps.com


Roy
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09 Apr 2020   #5
videobruce

Win7 x64 & XP
 
 

I saw that, but the 'mailto' entry (folder) was not under 'Classes'. I did 'add' the mailto 'key' (folder), but I'm not sure how to go from there.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mailto\shell\open\command]
@=""Z:\\Thunderbird\\ThunderbirdPortable.exe" -osint -compose "%1""

FYI; I have been referring to contact links in web sites via a email program (client), not using their 'message' provision within their site.
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