Allow Webapps as preferred Applications

Bug #275777 reported by antistress on 2008-09-29
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

Ubuntu allow the user to select its prefered application but when user's prefered application is a web service (gmail or google calendar for instance) user can't use it within Ubuntu with the same level of integration.

For instance there is no easy way to select a popular webmail as default mail application.
However you can find on the web a trick to use Gmail as GNOME’s default mailer for mailto links (that trick works on a system level, not only in Firefox like Firefox 3's new ability to register webapps as link handlers)

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
swoody (swoody) wrote :

Thank you very much for reporting this bug. I removed the last two items you had mentioned from this report. Since they are separate issues than this one. The bugs are still important, so please make individual bug reports for each one. I also moved this from ubuntu-meta to gnome-control-center, as that is where it belongs. Thank you again for your time, and helping improve Ubuntu.

description: updated
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
swoody (swoody) wrote :

Thank you again for posting this bug. It has been sent to the developers of the program. You can follow it's progress, and make comments here:

Thank you again for helping improve Ubuntu!

swoody (swoody) on 2008-10-22
Changed in gnome-control-center:
assignee: nobody → woody86
assignee: woody86 → nobody
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)

My script does the trick for 5 different email services (and about Gmail, better than the link posted in the bug description).

Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
DavidBriscoe (idbrii) wrote :

desktop-webmail ( ) is in maverick/main and when installed, it adds a "Desktop Webmail" option to preferred applications.

Can this bug be closed?

And maybe desktop-webmail should be part of the default install?

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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