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How can I get GoogleMail to open in a new tab when it is set as the mail application and I click on a MailTo link?
I have a webpage that has a mailto anchor tag. If in Firefox I have GoogleMail set up as my mailto application, how can I get GoogleMail to open in a new tab when I click on my link? I have tried setting the target to "_blank" but this has not worked....
At the moment GoogleMail opens in the current tab, which is not ideal...
Any help appreciated!
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Try ctrl+left click.
Many Thanks for the suggestion. It does work as a work-around but doesn't really solve the problem.
I was looking for something that would happen automatically, rather than for the user to have to remember to ctrl+left click. I would have thought that setting the target to "_blank" would have been a realistic option as that is how all other tab / windows would work so was wondering if there is an equivalent of "_blank" for Firefox to open a webmail in another tab (something like "_mail" for instance)....
I have the same problem. Writing an email is a completely different thing from browsing the web and often you will need information from the website that includes the "mailto:"-link to write the mail. Thus opening the mail client in the same window really is not an example of ergonomic GUI design.
Opening Gmail in a new window or new tab by standard when using it as the default mailto-client in Firefox would be most welcome.
BTW this is how it works Chrome by standard, too. And I actually do not want to switch back just because of the handling of mailto-links. But it is too annoying on the long run.