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Re: Setting Mailto handler for galeon/gnome2 in sid


Thanks, this did the trick.

I just hope this all becomes much easier/more obvious before the next
stable release :)


On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 02:37, Gary Hennigan wrote:
> Neilen <brick@adept.co.za> writes:
> > I'm running sid.  I use galeon as webbrowser, and evolution as a
> > mailclient.  I'd like galeon to use evolution to handle mailto: URLs.
> > If I click on a mailto, it says "Galeon can't handle this protocol, and
> > no default gnome handler has been defined", or at least something very
> > similar.
> >
> > This led me to look in the gnome preferences panel for a mailto handler
> > setting, but I could'nt find it.
> >
> > How can I get this to work then? I don't remember this being a problem
> > when I used Gnome 1.4 a while ago, but unfortunately I don't have the
> > old setup anymore.
> I do something similar, but my MUA is emacs+gnus. Anyway, crank open
> Nautilus and go to "applications:///Preferences/Advanced" and click on
> the "File types and programs". In there go to "Internet Services" and
> "Add Service". Put anything you want in the "Description" and put
> "mailto" in the Protocol and then add the path specification to your
> MUA (Evolution in your case) under "Program". That should do it.
> Obvious as the nose on a fish ain't it? Problem with Gnome, for me,
> has been finding out stuff like this. I certainly couldn't find it in
> any Gnome help document, at least when I last looked. Had to do what
> you did and ask around.
> Gary
Neilen <brick@adept.co.za>

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