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How can I specify the application that should be associated with Magnet links?

asked 2015-10-01 21:41:00 -0500

Steven Roose gravatar image

The Application section of the System Settings only contains a section for torrent files, not for magnet links. For some reason, Deluge claims magnet links, while I have qBittorrent selected for torrent files.

I would like to have qBittorrent handle magnet links as well, but without uninstalling Deluge for it.

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answered 2015-10-02 03:46:20 -0500

masteroman gravatar image

You'll need to manually define mime-type for that. Example:

xdg-mime default qBittorrent.desktop x-scheme-handler/magnet

Cheers! ;-)

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answered 2015-10-02 07:30:47 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

In Firefox

about:preferences#applications

search for magnet and choose the action that you prefer

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