December 6, 2011

dmateer dmateer
Lab Rat
1 posts

Should mailto: links work in Qt Assistant?


We are using Qt Assistant as the help viewer for our application, and “mailto:” links do not work. (They work if you open the underlying HTML in a normal browser.) Are they supposed to? I was not able to find any documentation on what HTML features might be disabled.

If they are supposed to work, could the problem be that it is not using WebKit? Is there a way to tell if QTextBrowser or WebKit is being used? The Qt Assistant we are using is one we built ourselves from the Qt sources. (We are building WebKit.)

Thanks for any help you can provide.

3 replies

December 20, 2011

dmateer dmateer
Lab Rat
1 posts

Bump. Can anyone at least confirm that this is the expected behavior?

August 21, 2013

didje didje
Lab Rat
5 posts

Has anyone out there figured out how to open “mailto” from QtAssistant? Because I am stuck with the same problem as the above user.

August 22, 2013

Area 51 Engineer
3338 posts

mailto: is not part of the Qt Assistant specs because it is not a web browser. https: links don’t work on it either.

If you want, you can submit a feature request to


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