Set GMail as default mail program in Chrome

I don’t know way but in the last 2 days I could not use GMail as default program for mailto addresses, looking around I found this post in the Google support.

The solution below was exactly what I needed.

I report the solution if any of you may need it  :mrgreen:

1. Enable javascript handling in Chrome. You may be able to do this through the options menu, but I did it manually.

a. Close Chrome
b. In a text editor, open C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Local State
c. Find the protocol handler section:
"protocol_handler": {
  "excluded_schemes": {
    "afp": true,
    "data": true,
    "disk": true,
    "disks": true,
    "file": true,
    "hcp": true,
    "javascript": true,
    "mailto": false,
    "ms-help": true,
d. Find “javascript”: true, and change it to false: “javascript”: false,
e. Save the file

2. Launch Chrome
3. Open GMail and login
4. In the address bar type or copy and paste
javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler(“mailto”,””,”GMail”) or if you have multi account
and press Enter or hit Go.
5. You’re done.
6. To cleanup, close Chrome, change the javascript setting back to true in Local State.

Google Chrome FastBall – A race across the internet

Google posted a link on Twitter and its official blog to a cute little Flash game called FastBall, designed to promote the latest version of Google’s Chrome browser with its built-in Flash player.

Chrome FastBall

This is a very funny Google game. I took a little during working hours to finish the run, but it is really amazing :mrgreen:

Enjoy at and post your experience.

Google FastBall

Available today in beta: Google Chrome for Linux!

Finally after Chromium here it is Google Chrome for Linux

This is the email received from google team:

Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux! Thanks to the many Chromium and WebKit developers who helped make Google Chrome a lean, mean browsing machine. Here are a few fun facts from us on the Google Chrome for Linux team:

60,000 lines of Linux-specific code written
23 developer builds
2,713 Linux-specific bugs fixed
12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Linux code base, 48 external code contributors

Thanks for waiting and we hope that you enjoy using Google Chrome!

Google Chrome Team

It can be downloaded from

Finally Google Chrome themes

Maybe is a known info, but I founded only few hours ago that it is possible for beta users to change Chrome Theme without any hack.

Go to and choose a new look and feel for you browser. :mrgreen:

Chrome Themes

I tryed this features only with Chrome version (dev) right now.