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Thread: How do I get magnet links to be opened using qBittorrent instead of transmission?

  1. Default How do I get magnet links to be opened using qBittorrent instead of transmission?

    Hi, folks

    People on this forum I have found quite helpful so I have yet another query that I have attempted to solve myself, but failed. Since I installed Transmission I have found that magnet links are opened with it by default, before this they were opened using qBittorrent. I ran:

    Code:
    xdg-mime default qBittorrent.desktop x-scheme-handler/magnet
    in an attempt to fix this problem, but it hasn't. Just to check that I ran this correctly, I ran:
    Code:
    xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/magnet
    which returned:
    Code:
    transmission-gtk.desktop
    as I thought.

    I checked that I got the .desktop file's name correct by running:

    Code:
    find /usr/share/applications -name "q*torrent.desktop"
    and this returned:

    Code:
    /usr/share/applications/qBittorrent.desktop
    so I knew the desktop file's name was qBittorrent.desktop and not qbittorrent.desktop or some other minor variant.

    Thanks for your time,
    Brenton
    Brenton Horne: Linux enthusiast and writer of ​The Hornery.
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    Default Re: How do I get magnet links to be opened using qBittorrent instead of transmission?

    Hello
    Why don't you set it in Firefox (or other browser) Preferences.
    Go to >Preferences then to >Applications and in "magnet" set your desired client.

    In my case when I click magnet, Firefox always asks me what to do and I can chose my torrent client.
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  3. Default Re: How do I get magnet links to be opened using qBittorrent instead of transmission?

    I use Google Chrome, I've searched its settings for how it opens magnet links and I can't seem to find such an option.
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    Default Re: How do I get magnet links to be opened using qBittorrent instead of transmission?

    I don't use Google Chrome, but quick search tells me it's here - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/114662?hl=en
    I suspect it should be in >Handlers
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