Forgot what I did
In the last install I did -- I remember that if I went to File, send page in Mozilla Firefox (.9 -2) it worked - kmail popped open a little box.
In this install that feature is not present (working) It only works in Konqueror.
I know mailto: doesn't work in firefox-linux by default, I'm not clicking on a mailto: link in a page.
Am I nuts, did it ever work? Was it always just Konqueror, or, when I was installing like a madman in my last install - I added some (functionality) to firefox or the OS that let it work?
I wish it worked right now.