I use Windows7 and Hotmail in Firefox yet cannot default it as my mailto. I have seen gecko etc and it is the java bit that does nothing. Is there anyone that can solve this simply, I used an app before but I cannot find it now. Be precise in your instructions. please.
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Hmm, after all that, I noticed an extension that does this a completely different way: it change the links in the page from mailto links (that Firefox turns over to a mail hander) to Live Mail compose links. I haven't tested it myself: Live Mailer.
It doesn't come up in the mailto box, that is the problem I am trying to solve, I did the gecko bit and it says to enter a java address but it doesn't come up as add it I just get nothing.
Set the gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHos
Run the code via the (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer) Scratchpad (Shift+F4) or the Web Console (Ctrl+Shift+K)
Do not forget to reset the gecko.handlerService.allowRegisterFromDifferentHos
(edited to change http to https - thanks Jscher2000 - c)
It helped by explaining where to add the code, unfortunately
didn't work, I still have no other options than Microsoft Outlook
I pasted it into the command line and it seemed to work but I did a restart and checked after that but still no options for Live mail
By the way, you probably want to change http to https in that URL. Microsoft probably will redirect your request automatically, but let's save a step if we can. (And be more secure if they don't.)
Could you reset your application handling preferences back to defaults as follows. Note: this doesn't change all your Firefox preferences, just the ones that appear on the Applications tab of the Options dialog.
Sometimes the file that stores the customizations becomes corrupted and fails to update properly at the end of your session or contains conflicting entries. You can rename the file and customize from scratch.
Open your current Firefox settings (AKA Firefox profile) folder using
Help > Troubleshooting Information > "Show Folder" button
Switch back to Firefox and Exit
Pause while Firefox finishes its cleanup, then rename mimeTypes.rdf to something like mimeTypes.old
Restart Firefox, and a new file will be generated with the default associations.
Hopefully now when you register the new protocol handler it will show up as expected.
I did the reset and all the rest then ran navigator.registerProtocolHandler('mailto','http://mail.live.com/secure/start?action=compose&t