Friday, October 30, 2009

Tech: Set Gmail to handle MailTo links in Opera

For some reason unknown to me, Opera does not come with the ability to select Gmail as the default mail provider.  However you can fix this with a small configuration file change.  After installing Opera open up C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\defaults\webmailproviders.ini (if you are not running a 64 bit system the (x86) wont be present).  Open the file and add the following text to the end:

[Gmail]
ID=8