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GMail Icon Setup

Here is a little installer I put together with NSIS. It simply adds the registration keys needed to set Gmail as the default email application in windows. And places the GMail icon on your system.

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It does not grab the mailto links. For that I suggest you use Google's Gmail Notifier.

How does it work? What does it do? Well it's pretty simple. It simply adds the following keys to the registry.

@="Google Gmail"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google Gmail\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\Program Files\GMail Icon\Gmail.ico"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google Gmail\shell]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google Gmail\shell\open]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Google Gmail\shell\open\command]
@="rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler http://www.gmail.com"

@="Google Gmail"

It also adds the Gmail Icon to the default install folder on your computer.

I have also tested the uninstaller it completely removed the program and sets the default email to nothing... so you can re-choose the default email client you want to use.

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