change default transimssion to deluge (solved)

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change default transimssion to deluge (solved)

Postby stumbles on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:03 am

hi
just a quickie I can't for the life of me find a way to make deluge and not transimssion torrent prog my default selection
apart from completely removing the transimssion prog from my laptop is there a way to achieve this
I use linux Mint Cinnamon 13 LTS 64Bit edition
any pointers would be appreciated with thanks for your time and patience . . .
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Re: change default transimssion to deluge

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:17 am

If you haven't do so already, I'd recommend you enable the backports repository, so you get the newer Cinnamon and Nemo as a file manager: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2225. With the default Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon you will have Nautilus as a file manager, which has removed functionality that you need.

Anyway, assuming you are using Firefox as your browser, instead of opening a .torrent file with Transmission, select to download the .torrent file. Then right-click it in your file manager Nemo, and select Properties from the context menu. Then go to the Open With tab, and change the default, or add a program first, that you want to handle these kind of files by default. I think that is how Firefox figures out with which program to open the file. As I couldn't find it in Firefox's Preferences > Applications settings.
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Re: change default transimssion to deluge

Postby stumbles on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:28 am

xenopeek wrote:If you haven't do so already, I'd recommend you enable the backports repository, so you get the newer Cinnamon and Nemo as a file manager: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2225. With the default Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon you will have Nautilus as a file manager, which has removed functionality that you need.

Anyway, assuming you are using Firefox as your browser, instead of opening a .torrent file with Transmission, select to download the .torrent file. Then right-click it in your file manager Nemo, and select Properties from the context menu. Then go to the Open With tab, and change the default, or add a program first, that you want to handle these kind of files by default. I think that is how Firefox figures out with which program to open the file. As I couldn't find it in Firefox's Preferences > Applications settings.



Hi did as you suggested and now have Deluge set as default torrent programme thanks for your help :)
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