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URL: https://askubuntu.com/q/936540
Title: Setting gmail as default for sending files via email
ID: /2017/07/15/Setting-gmail-as-default-for-sending-files-via-email
Created: July 15, 2017    Edited:  July 16, 2017
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After you install gnome-gmail or desktop-webmail for Ubuntu 16.04 you need to set it as the default mail application. Some instructions online say to go to Applications - Internet but that is for older versions. For Ubuntu 16.04 you need to go to System Settings -> Details -> Default Applications where you will be greeted with this screen:

System Settings Details Default Applications

The second option Mail will contain these options (after installation steps in the question):

In the example above Gnome Gmail has been selected as the default mail application. Now when you click to send files in LibreOffice gmail will be used instead of Thunderbird configuration popping up.

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