Force "Mail this web page" or "Share" to use Gmail as preferred email Client

JohnDohe

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Hi,

Since I upgraded to Mojave 10.14.2 with Safari 12.0.2 I cannot get the
"Mail this web page" or "Share" icons in my Safari toolbar to use Gmail
as my (desired) email Client.

The old working mailto.safariextz extension is now ignored by Safari 12.0.2

I've tried one solution that recommended using the Developer "Extension
builder" option and going through some hoops to get the mailto.safariextz
extension into a format that can be installed (mailto.zip and mailto.xar), but
even with multiple tries and following instructions "to the letter" either I'm
not versed enough, or, Safari simply will not allow one to bypass its directives.

Anyone have a solution?

Many thanks!
 
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What about if you use another browser, like Firefox:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/,

or Google Chrome:

https://www.google.com/chrome/?brand=CHBD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI67ew4Nqg4AIVYh-tBh1DiQaPEAAYASABEgIM-PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds,

or Opera:

https://www.opera.com/computer/mac

Also, a newer version of Mojave, V10.14.3, came out less than 2 weeks ago. You can get the OS 10.14.3 Combo Updater from here:

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1992?locale=en_US

Not sure if it will help with your issue, but it's always best to keep up to date.
 
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What about if you use another browser, like Firefox:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/,

or Google Chrome:

https://www.google.com/chrome/?brand=CHBD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI67ew4Nqg4AIVYh-tBh1DiQaPEAAYASABEgIM-PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds,

or Opera:

https://www.opera.com/computer/mac

Also, a newer version of Mojave, V10.14.3, came out less than 2 weeks ago. You can get the OS 10.14.3 Combo Updater from here:

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1992?locale=en_US

Not sure if it will help with your issue, but it's always best to keep up to date.
Thanks for the update link. Don't know why my AutoUpdate feature didn't advise of this sooner.

Hate Chrome. Clunky. Fast, yes, but it bogs down and uses way too much RAM.

Never tried Opera.

I have been a Firefox user for years but the newest versions don't allow my beloved extensions to work.

Was trying Safari, which I used to use years ago, to see if it was any better.

Are there a plethora of extensions available in Opera?
 

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While I understand your reluctance to use either Chrome or Firefox, you should try either of them anyway, just to see if you have the same issue. As for Chrome, it does not bog down for me (I make a concerted effort to keep my Macs "lean, mean, and clean", and I rarely have more than one window open), and I have 8 meg of Ram in both of my Macs. However, even when I had only 4 meg of Ram, it worked fine.

Also, I have SSDs inside each of my Macs. That most likely helps somewhat with the speed.

For Firefox, are you sure there are no similar extensions available for the newest version (or new versions of the extensions)?

Yes, there are extensions available for Opera. Opera actually looks a lot like Chrome, and its speed is between Firefox and Chrome.

Since you want certain extensions, are they available for Safari? I have never used Safari, as it is just too slow.

In any event, you should try another browser to see if you have a similar issue.
 
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