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I removed the Transmission BitTorrent client from my Ubuntu and installed Deluge. Now magnet URIs don't work anymore. How to tell Chrome to launch the new app instead?

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I have found an entry in gconf-editor under /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet but I changed it and it did not solve the problem – Jader Dias Sep 3 '11 at 17:33
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Try the following:

gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/command "/usr/bin/deluge '%s'"
gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/needs_terminal false
gconftool-2 -t bool -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet/enabled true

Change /usr/bin/deluge to the correct location for your system.

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