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In Transmission, if you right-click on a paused torrent, you will get a menu. One option is "Start" and the one below that is "Start Now".

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Neither of these options have any tooltips associated with them, nor is there any information on the official webpage.

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    I believe if you have multiple things downloading and you click start it'll put it in the queue until a download spot opens up. If you start now it starts it even if all download spots are currently downloading. Just a guess, but makes sense – ElefantPhace Aug 2 '14 at 15:20
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    @Tim. He's talking about a torrent already opened in Transmission. – ElefantPhace Aug 2 '14 at 15:56
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I believe if you have multiple things downloading and you click start it'll put it in the queue until a download spot opens up. If you start now it starts it even if all download spots are currently downloading. Just a guess, but makes sense

  • sorry, I can't mark this as accepted w/o a cite – user307382 Sep 6 '14 at 18:45
  • As you've already found there is no official documentation on this. I can only tell you this from personal experience having used Transmission for I can't even tell you how long – ElefantPhace Sep 6 '14 at 19:06
  • hmm. "Start" and "Start Now" both seem to cause a torrent to start downloading, regardless of how many active downloads are set (in my case 2) as I now have more than 2 – Tom H Feb 26 '17 at 18:08
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    Closest reference looks this "Resume" and "Resume now" bug tickets. Maybe this one too. @TomH maybe on Transmission Preferences, Download queue, Maximum active downloads you have a number greater than 2. – Pablo A May 26 '17 at 1:46

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