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How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu?

How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu?

I've tried using this How-To Geek guide, but it doesn't work. Running the script from the terminal works (although I had to change its permissions first), but clicking on a mailto: link does nothing.

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Guest [Entry]

As of Ubuntu 10.04, you can simply install the desktop-webmail package. The first time you click a mailto: link, it will ask you to pick your webmail provider. After that, all mailto: links will open in the webmail provider of your choice.
Guest [Entry]

I use the daily builds too and when I click on a mailto link it doesn't do anything. I don't think that they have implemented mailto handling yet.
Guest [Entry]

"On debian wheezy, all you need is:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-gmail

I could not get the magic javascript code to work (from: http://updates.html5rocks.com/2012/02/Getting-Gmail-to-handle-all-mailto-links-with-registerProtocolHandler)"
"On debian wheezy, all you need is:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-gmail

I could not get the magic javascript code to work (from: http://updates.html5rocks.com/2012/02/Getting-Gmail-to-handle-all-mailto-links-with-registerProtocolHandler)"