On 03/28/2012 08:26 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Because I'm not trying to set a handler for BitTorrent. That
already works. As I noted in my OP, the problem here is that magnet
links are not signalled by a special file extension or MIME type, just
by a magnet: protocol flag at the start of the URI. Here's an example of
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:29b30e19144ee41266e40096ffa09714b6541103&dn= ... etc.
IOW it's analogous to http: or file: or email: but I can't get a clear
answer on the mechanics of how this is handled by KDE. Clearly something
in my KDE setup thinks that these things should be handled by Ktorrent,
but where is this stated and how do I change it? I repeat that no
Ktorrent .desktop file on my system even mentions magnet, so what's
OK.... I see what you're after....
Doing a little "test"....
If I use chrome and click on a magnet link it will call ktorrent. If I erase
ktorrent it will call transmission. If I erase transmission it will do nothing.
If I use firefox, it will only use transmission....but when it does it brings up a
dialog box asking if I want to use it or choose another application. So, one could
pick ktorrent or in your case qBittorrent.
Now, the question is...what is the installation of ktorrent or transmission doing
that make chrome aware that it can deal with the magnet protocol
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