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xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by samiel60 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 pm

When i download a "magnet" file from Chrome (xdg-open),
sometimes it's opened by qBittorrent, other times by Deluge.
how is possible to set an unique program? From inside chrome?
I'm not able to produce a stable association, nor I find anything similar
in the mimetypes configuration files...

thanx
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Re: xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by trytip » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:34 pm

remove one client then open a torrent magnet in chrome. for a .torrent file you can just rightclick the .torrent/properties and open with whatever set it as default.

why are you having 2 torrent programs installed? it only cause issues like the one you have

or do what i do since firejail/chrome doesn't obey xdg-open anyway. if i download a .torrent i open qbittorrent then select the + for add torrent file. for magnet links i rightclick the magnet link/copy link location then in qbittorrent select add torrent link
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Re: xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by samiel60 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:49 pm

ok thanx.
it's a dummy question, but better deluge or qbittorent?

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Re: xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:15 pm

samiel60 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:51 pm
When i download a "magnet" file from Chrome (xdg-open),
sometimes it's opened by qBittorrent, other times by Deluge.
how is possible to set an unique program? From inside chrome?
I'm not able to produce a stable association, nor I find anything similar
in the mimetypes configuration files...
open ~/.config/mimeapps.list in a text editor and in the [Default Applications] section either find or add the line x-scheme-handler/magnet= followed by the name of the .desktop file for program you want to associate it with. You might also want to define the handler for application/x-bittorrent.

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Re: xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by samiel60 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:04 am

@gm10
thanx, it works fine.
only a clarification:
what's the difference between
x-scheme-handler/magnet=x-scheme-handler/magnet=
and
application/x-bittorrent ?
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Re: xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by gm10 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:27 am

x-scheme-handler/magnet= defines the handler for magnet: links
application/x-bittorrent= defines the handler for .torrent files.

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Re: xgd-open: qBittorrent & Deluge in competition

Post by trytip » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:13 am

no such thing as better or worse. pick one that you like stick with it and learn it's configurations and quirks if you do use firejail. i like qbittorrent because it gives me more privacy options. maybe tixati has more features, don't know i stuck with qbittorrent and don't need a new client. (although now i block upgrades and stay with qbittorrent 4.03, later versions seem to not obey speed limits , or could it be that libtorrent-rasterbar is not obeying, not sure)
if you don't know which one you like then, i guess this is your trial period.
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