How to use the Gmail Default Maker software
GmailDefaultMaker needs a better name. Not that the free app doesn't set a Gmail composition window as your default email link action, but the app also ably handles Yahoo, Hotmail, and AOL accounts as well.
Download the installer, run it, pick your email service of choice, and from then on, any link in a browser, Word document, or other app is sent along to a composition window in your default browser. The app works, it runs light, and doesn't even require a system tray app icon. The one drawback is that switching email handlers requires a re-installation, but it can be a lot more convenient than setting up each browser and app on your system with your custom email needs.
GmailDefaultMaker is a free download for Windows systems only.
When you click on a mailto: link or when you click File -Send link in Firefox to compose a message, normally your default desktop mail client like Outlook, Windows Live Mail, or Thunderbird will open.
But if you would like to open your web mail services like Gmail, Yahoo mail or AOL mail instead of desktop mail client, you required a special tool.
GmailDefault maker is such a tool that will automatically open your web mail service instead of a desktop client.
If you don't like the Gmail Default Maker, you can uninstall it via the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the control panel.