Bug #152

mailto links do not bring compose window into the foreground

Added by X. W. over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:FeedbackStart date:01/01/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Hiroyuki Yamamoto% Done:


Category:SylpheedSpent time:-
Target version:-


Dear Mr. Yamamoto,

when clicking mailto links, the new message composing window gets openend, but it remains in the background.

Please change it, so that clicking mailto links brings the new message composing window into the foreground.

It would be much appreciated.

Tested with Sylpheed 3.4beta7 Win32 on Win7 x64.



#1 Updated by Kentaro Hayashi over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

I've checked this issue, but I can't reproduce it.
mailto link works and shows window into the foreground.


Sylpheed 3.4beta7 (zip archive) & sylpheed-mailto-protocol_user.reg(modified path) on Windows 7 (64bit)

At least, it seems that zip package doesn't have nothing to do with this issue.

#2 Updated by X. W. over 5 years ago

For me it does not work.

Also tested on Win8.1 x64 in the meantime.

Clicking on a mailto link inside a browser does open Sylpheed and does open a compose window.

But it's all happening in the background.

So, when clicking on the mailto link, I still see the browser and not Sylpheed (the Sylpheed taskbar button is flashing though, indicating that something happenend inside Sylpheed).

Also available in: Atom PDF