Mailto links bring up unneeded xdg-open dialog

Kubuntu 19.10
Brave Version 0.69.132 Chromium: 77.0.3865.90 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Clicking on a mailto link brings up a dialog box for xdg-open. That seems an unnecessary step. Clicking a mailto link should just launch the default email client as defined in the OS. Even better would be a setting that allows me to specify the default applications for specific URL types like Firefox does.

@SeijiSensei,
Would you mind sharing a screenshot of the xdg-open dialog you’re referring to?

Additionally, you should be able to add default site handlers by visiting the site and Allowing it to be made a handler. If you visit Settings --> Privacy/Security --> Site settings --> Default Handlers, you should be able to find any you’ve allowed (or blocked) listed here.

I removed identifying information. The popup appears when I click on the mailto link attached to Jacqueline’s name.

BTW, I first sent this by replying directly to the email you sent and received this error:

We’re sorry, but your email message to [“brave+c9fdcd9b53815c21a955af6d1f1a7eea@discoursemail.com”] (titled Re: [Brave Community] [Support and Troubleshooting/Desktop Support] Mailto links bring up unneeded xdg-open dialog) didn’t work.

None of the destination email addresses are recognized, or the Message-ID header in the email has been modified. Please make sure that you are sending to the correct email address provided by staff.

I don’t know why that didn’t work. All I did was hit Reply in Thunderbird and sent my message.

I’m not sure why “site handlers” apply here. My original message asked how to assign a global Default Application to handle mailto URLs. It’s not site-related at all.

Wish I could see a preview of my message before sending it. I guess the image will appear correctly.

@SeijiSensei,
So you’ve already got your Thunderbird application to be the default handler for mailtto, correct? This is simply about removing the modal that appears when a mailto is clicked, correct?

Yes. It’s an unnecessary dialog.