Chrome has become my default choice for a browser in the past 6 months. I use iGoogle as my home page and GMail for my personal email. In the past, it was a bit of hacker’s fest to get GMail to be your default email provider in Chrome. Now it is simple as going to chrome://settings/handlers and making GMail the default for all your mailto links. Make sure you have the latest version of Chrome. You can check for the latest by going to the about box in Chrome where it will check for the latest updates if they are available. Btw, checking for updates in the about box is a brilliant idea.