Activating mailto links in Firefox

A technique snaffled from the internet:

  1. Launch Firefox and view the configuration strings using the URL about:config
  2. using the field at the top, search for mailto
  3. If you do NOT have, create it using these steps:
    1. right-click
    2. choose New –> String
    3. new string:
    4. new value: /opt/kde/bin/kmail (or whatever other mail program takes your fancy)
  4. If you already see an entry for, verify the path to the mail client. Double click the string to set it if necessary. Also be sure network.protocol-handler.external.mailto is set to true.

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