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Chrome used to ask permission what to do when a magnet link is clicked. Two days ago it started ignoring it. I haven't installed or did anything unusual with the pc.

I tried reinstalling chrome and my bittorrent client but nothing changed.

I followed this guide and inserted this line into Local State folder

  "magnet": false

This is a solution, but now chrome doesn't ask for permission, it directly opens the magnet link in the bittorrent client. When i remove the line, it ignores again.

I thought default behaviour was to ask for permission as it used to do two days ago.

I tried IE it successfully asks for permission, and works fine, even windows explorer opens up the bittorrent client.

How could this be fixed?

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Not sure but I would check in Chrome settings > Advanced Settings > Content Settings > Manage Handlers to see if magnet: protocol has any defaults set. – Cybertox May 28 '14 at 1:23
So you want Chrome to open magent link with specified bittorrent AND confirm this with a dialog everytime? I believe the default settings is to just confirm once upon initial setup. – reflexiv Sep 28 '14 at 20:41
It fixed itself over time somehow, now it prompts fine. – mattheew Oct 2 '14 at 8:05

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