magnet link behavior

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eris23
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magnet link behavior

Postby eris23 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:20 pm

I'm using Transmission 1.91 on Ubuntu Lucid, usually adding links or torrents from Firefox. With torrent files Transmission bring up a dialog box in which I can select select the download location. With magnet links Transmission doesn't bring up a dialog box, just uses the default download location. Is there a way to change the magnet link behavior to ask for a download location as it does with torrent files?

The following doesn't change the behavior:
* Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
* Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.external.magnet -> Value -> true
* Right-click -> New -> String -> Name: network.protocol-handler.app.magnet -> Value -> /usr/bin/transmission
* Ensure network.protocol-handler.expose-all is set to true

I see that azureus had created the following key name in gnome:
/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/command
with the value:
transmission '%s'
and the value:
enabled
check marked

Jordan
Transmission Developer
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Re: magnet link behavior

Postby Jordan » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:11 am

eris23 wrote:I'm using Transmission 1.91 on Ubuntu Lucid, usually adding links or torrents from Firefox. With torrent files Transmission bring up a dialog box in which I can select select the download location. With magnet links Transmission doesn't bring up a dialog box, just uses the default download location. Is there a way to change the magnet link behavior to ask for a download location as it does with torrent files?

No. Currently, there's no popup dialog for magnet links. IIRC this is planned for release 2.00.

hippy dave
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Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:34 pm

Re: magnet link behavior

Postby hippy dave » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:10 am

good to know it's planned :)


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