iPhoto and Mail integration issue.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brap, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. brap macrumors 68000

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    I use Thunderbird, right.
    Whenever I open a mailto:, Thunderbird opens.
    In the pref panel of Mail, I observe even it knows Thunderbird is the daddy.

    So why the hell, when I click 'email' on the iPhoto Useless Bar(tm) does it tell me I have 'no mail accounts configured for Mail'... I don't use Mail!

    :mad: - I got seriously vexed when that happened, because I was trying to show my partner how easy things were.

    I don't know whether I'm asking for a solution (if there is one), or just shouting. Apple will certainly be getting a 'suggestion' from this.
     
  2. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    I think this is just so that apple can list seamless integration as a feature of mail.

    Besides, think about how many different versions of the code apple would have to wite for every mail client - it's easy to open an email message and have a subject auto-typed in, but attaching an image is a totally different issue.

    I dont think apple is going to change this any time soon to be honest..

    /asif
     
  3. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I believe you can go to iPhoto preferences and change the default mail application to whatever you want in iPhoto 4. Hope that helps.
    -Chase
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Been there; done that; I get the T-shirt Monday afternoon. Even when I choose Eudora or M$ Entourage as my default mail client, iPhoto does not recognize the change. iPhoto appears to be hardwired to Mail as its email app.
     
  5. brap thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's an interesting point.

    I know there is an OS level handler for this in Windows, in that contextual menus have 'Email this file' (or something similair - I forget specifics). I also know it works for multiple email clients, Outlook/Express and Thunderbird. Therefore, the code is probably still hanging around in Thunderbird, but I remember reading somewhere that such global calls are unsupported in OS X - though again, I can't remember what function I was researching :eek:

    So, I suppose the only fix would be for different, proprietary methods of using each application. A lack of support is therefore understandable, although there are any number of less elegant solutions (Open a temporary folder window with the resized images, and an email with a certain subject, for one).
    Sadly not, I'd already looked around for such preferences; with the knowledge that Safari and the default browser setting being hidden in its bowels, I looked all over. Not a sausage.
     

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