Comment 24 for bug 708382

Joshua Rubin (rubixconsulting) wrote :

Here is a copy of a .desktop file that you can use and put in ~/.local/share/applications as a workaround, name the file whatever you want, for me it is mailto.desktop. mailto, for me, is a script in ~/bin/mailto

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=mailto
Exec=mailto %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=mail_new
Categories=Application;Network;Email;
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/mailto;

After you save that file, run:
update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications/

Then you should be able to select it in "Preferred Applications".