This applies to the Google Apps desktop extensions which provides (among other things) shortcuts to start your apps with Chrome in their own window.
I use my Google Apps email as the default mail client. It shows up as my default client in the start menu, configured via Taskbar and Start Menu Properties > Start menu > Customize > Show on Start Menu > Email:
It quit working recently, on several machines. Perhaps something changed in Chrome’s parameters, or some other Googlestuffs.
So I checked the Start Menu > Programs > Google Apps shortcuts, working fine. So I copied the target on the shortcut which WORKS, something like:
“F:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Appsgoogleapps.exe” –domain=
and found the spot in the registry where the default email client was. This is:
HKLMSOFTWAREClientsMailGoogle Apps (
and I noted the default string was different, as in: F:Program FilesGoogleGoogle Appsgoogleapps.exe –domain=
I deleted that string and pasted in the one from the shortcut. Voila, it all works.
As a side note, the mailto: (found here: HKLMSOFTWAREClientsMailGoogle Apps (
YOURDOMAINHERE.com)Protocolsmailtoshellopencommand) still works fine.
Naturally, you’ll notice
YOURDOMAINHERE.com is your actual domain.