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Thread: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

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    Default How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    I tried this

    in Firefox about:config add this

    network.protocol-handler.app.magnet /usr/bin/ktorrent
    network.protocol-handler.expose-all true.
    network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet true
    network.protocol-handler.external.magnet true
    network.protocol-handler.warn-external.magnet true

    Yet the answer is:Firefox cant open protocol magnet...
    Also google no suggestions..
    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    If you really are on 12.1 and FF 10.0.1, you're probably going about it wrong (undo everything you've described). I think you're following instructions meant for FF 3.5.

    Frankly, I'm not sure how/why magnet links are working for me, for the longest time (I think still on FF 3.5) magnet links didn't work, then all of a sudden they've been working automatically for me since <maybe> FF 3.7.

    Since my upgrade to openSUSE 12.1 and FF 10.0.1, magnet links have "just worked" for me. Although I remember magnet links pointing to Ktorrent before my upgrade were working, I'm personally using Deluge today (much more happy with machine resource management, block list support, etc with relatively few features missing compared to ktorrent). You might try Deluge and see if your problem is magically fixed.

    And, my magnet link support is working without the entries you describe.

    HTH,
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    From Register protocol - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

    Firefox 3.5 and above

    (Works without installed Gnome libraries)

    • Type about:config into the Location Bar (address bar) and press Enter.
    • Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.expose.foo -> Value -> false (Replace foo with the protocol you're specifying)
    • Next time you click a link of protocol-type foo you will be asked which application to open it with.

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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rafter22 View Post
    Notwithstanding what you are reading, it's not accurate. Before I posted recommending you remove those entries I checked my own system which supports magnet links in Firefox fine and those entries do not exist.

    My current system:
    openSUSE 12.1 (probably not relevant, as noted FF on 11.3 supported magnet links as well)
    Firefox 10.0.1 (but I think that magnet links might have been supported as long ago as 3.7 or 4.0)
    Currently using Deluge 1.3.3 (Although I clearly remember that ktorrent was also working on openSUSE 11.3)
    KDE 4.7.2 (release 5) (although when ktorrent was used KDE was and earlier v.4)

    HTH,
    TS


    No special plugins installed.

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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    Greetings
    I'm also missing workable magnet links with Firefox.
    I wonder, is it a Firefox problem? A mimetype issue?
    None of the above? Then what?
    How to fix?

    Currently on
    $ rpm -qa |grep -i torrent | sort
    BitTorrent-4.4.0-1.5.noarch
    ktorrent-4.1.3-11.1.i586
    ktorrent-lang-4.1.3-11.1.noarch
    libktorrent3-1.1.3-7.1.i586
    libktorrent3-lang-1.1.3-7.1.noarch
    libtorrent13-0.12.6+r1188-3.4.i586
    libtorrent14-0.12.9-1.1.i586
    torrentinfo-1.0.2-0.pm.1.1.noarch

    MozillaFirefox-branding-upstream-10.0-2.2.i586
    MozillaFirefox-theme-oxygen-1.4.92-4.1.noarch
    MozillaFirefox-10.0-2.2.i586

    KDE Version 4.6.5 (4.6.5) "release 7"

    Regards,
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    Firefox -> Preferences -> Applications
    Select content-type "magnet" and set the action to "always ask". Open a magnet link and select KTorrent or 'use other' and browse to /usr/bin/ktorrent.

    Worked for me to associate magnet links to QBittorrent
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Axeia View Post
    Firefox -> Preferences -> Applications
    Select content-type "magnet" and set the action to "always ask". Open a magnet link and select KTorrent or 'use other' and browse to /usr/bin/ktorrent.

    Worked for me to associate magnet links to QBittorrent
    That's how my FF is configured also.
    But, I also remember that at least in FF <3.5 the setting had no effect, magnet links still didn't work.

    And perhaps a pessimistic caution for ktorrent users, although I have ktorrent installed on my system, ktorrent is not automatically offered as an option (might be manually configurable as an "other app", maybe not).

    I can only post my working configuration (as I did previously) and for anyone else who wants to try something different, YMMV.

    HTH,
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    I think you're right, by default KTorrent isn't suggested as an option so you have to look it up in /usr/bin manually via "other application". I'm sticking to QBittorrent though, does have the nice KDE integration but download speeds are much more stable.
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    From Firefox -> Preferences -> Applications I`m not have content-type "magnet"
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    Default Re: How to associatе Ktorrent and magnet link ?

    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaiSS View Post
    From Firefox -> Preferences -> Applications I`m not have content-type "magnet"
    Then you need to register the protocol.

    Register protocol - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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