can someone help me to set up gmail as my default mail app ; I read the default applications articles but still not sure how to do it .
I hope that you are on KDE. Follow this :
Open System Settings -> Default Applications -> Email Client; Check Use a different email client; Type the following: /usr/bin/browser_name https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1&to=%t&su=%s&%u.
In browser_name, you have to enter your browser name.
I’ve used Viagee in the past, it’s in the AURs (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages?O=0&K=viagee). There’s also desktop-webmail, but I’m not familiar with that one. Both provide a way to set up gmail as your default email client.
These days, I use Evolution and have gmail set up in that (along with other email accounts).
Anyone know a way to do this in GNOME? We don’t have the “use a different mail client” option there, just the drop down.
In Gnome, I would suggest using Evolution and set up gmail in that.
I’m on GNOME, I got Evolution and set up Gmail there. Was straight forward for me.
I think Geary could also be useful.
Geary…wow I’m getting wierd echoes of Microsoft and Windows Mail and Calendar…so why don’t I feel the need to shower?
sorry for not giving better info, I’m using XFCE . but I try Phoenix suggestion and it did not work , apparently there has to be a file in /usr/bin ; Downloaded viagee but ti doesn’t show up any where even after I type on the search bar, and whereis command just returs viagee: so I’ll uninstall ; desktop-webmail looks like a targz file and I don’t know what to do with that ; evolution just took over my google account and it did not do what I wanted ,which is simply send a web page to gmail so I can send it to someone; so I removed it from my google account and uninstall ; growing pains of a newbie I guess I’ll continue to just copy links in the mean time ; but sure thank you all for trying
Which browser are you using ?
You can use this :
To extract tar.gz.
For extracting using dtrx, in terminal, enter: