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I'm trying to open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent 4.3.1 on Kubuntu 13.10.

The problem is that after i click the link, a new notification appears. It says "Examining magnet://..." and will run forever without any result. I can stop the examination manually but it doesn't change anything.

The link won't get into KTorrent.

I followed this guide: https://askubuntu.com/a/133693/128252 , but it didn't change anything.

  • askubuntu.com/a/133693/242703 I was having the same problem; see if this helps. – user242703 Feb 2 '14 at 7:07
  • Hey @user242703, this link is in my question: i said that i followed the guide and it didn't change anything. – lolmaus - Andrey Mikhaylov Feb 2 '14 at 10:54
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Just add x-scheme-handler/magnet=kde4-ktorrent.desktop to the bottom of /usr/share/applications/defaults.list.

I didn't have to restart anything for it to work.

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  • I've switched from KTorrent to Deluge, so i can't test the solution. Marking it as accepted so that the question won't be abandoned. – lolmaus - Andrey Mikhaylov Apr 23 '14 at 10:06
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Confirmed that this works on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; exact steps:

  1. Open terminal
  2. Navigate to /usr/share/applications
  3. Execute sudo gedit defaults.list
  4. Enter your password
  5. Add x-scheme-handler/magnet=kde4-ktorrent.desktop to the bottom
  6. Save
  7. Close
  8. DONE!
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  • prefer sudoedit to sudo my_favourite_editor and use sudo update-alternatives --config editor to pick your favourite editor once for all. – Eric Jun 11 '19 at 18:55
  • I was in a hurry and it worked for me on fedora, thanks – peterretief Jun 19 at 17:31
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system setting - file association in "known types" find "application" - "x-bittorent" in right column "application preference order" up ktorrent

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  • You can also add x-scheme-handler/magnet to the list instead of editing /usr/share/applications/defaults.list – RDP Jun 18 '18 at 2:38

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