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Chrome won't launch external application after clicking “start application” within “external protocol request” dialog

After clicking on a magnet link (for example one at: https://www.openoffice.org/distribution/p2p/magnet.html) Chrome will show the usual "external protocol request" dialog where it asks whether to ...
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How can I make lynx to associate magnet: links with aria2c?

I use lynx, but everytime I need to open a magnet: link I need to save it and then, get out of lynx and then cat lynx_bookmarks.html copy the link and the pass it to the command line as a parameter ...
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rTorrent pauses magnet links download after getting meta information

As the title says when I try to download magnet links with rtorrent it gets the meta information and then it pauses the torrent. I have to resume the torrent again with CTRL+S every time. The OS is ...
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How to convert .torrent file into magnet link?

I'm interested of converting a .torrent binary file into a magnet file. What are the possibilities to achieve that in Linux/Unix/OSX? Sample format: ...
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How to make uTorrent open magnet links from Google Chrome?

Nothing happens when I click on a magnet:// link on Google Chrome. How to make that when I click on a magnet:// link on Chrome, uTorrent opens it?
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How to change default program to open magnet link in windows?

Recently I installed BitComet. No when I click a torrent magnet link from chrome it opens with BitComet though I changed the settings of BitComet to not to be the default program to open magnet links. ...
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What's wrong with magnet link?

I thought that using magnet links for torrents precluded me from saving torrent files to hard drive. But it appears there's a folder - C:\Users\homedir\Appdata\Roaming\uTorrent that contains all ...
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Where does a magnet/torrent client look for the hash/torrent/file?

In short: Wikipedia mentions a required "availability search" to find peers (and the actual file): Note that, although a particular file is indicated, an availability search for it must still be ...
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Magnet links don't open

Since recently magnet links (from both Chrome and IE) don't launch in uTorrent as expected. It used to work, and I have no clue what broke it. When I click a magnet link in the browser, nothing just ...
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OSX Firefox Pass Arguments to Magnet Protocol Handler

How do I open magnet links in Firefox with a command line app, namely transmission-remote? I think I need to make a packaged app that accepts arguments, and here's what I did so far: Use Automator ...
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links 2.7 and magnet links

I use transmission-daemon and web interface for downloading torrent and text browsers (links, lynx). How I can handle magnet-links in text browsers? I added x-scheme/magnet with transmission-daemon ...
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Is it possible to link to a file inside of a magnet link?

I would like to provide magnet links in my service, for large downloadable files. However, I would like to be able to tell the Torrent-download client only to grab a specific file within the ...
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How do I download a magnet link in ctorrent?

Enhanced ctorrent apparently supports magnet links. How do I download from a magnet link using ctorrent?
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Is it possible to retrieve magnet link via transmission-remote?

I'm running torrents on the home server, and I talk to home server via the transmission-remote utility. I'd like to retrieve the magnet link for one of my torrents, however this seems to be ...
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How to send multiple magnet links to a separate headless Linux machine?

With torrents, we could use w3m (Linux) to pass multiple torrent files to a separate machine running rtorrent. This doesn't work with magnet links. We can pass magnet links from Firefox to Azureus ...
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How to change the magnet uri handler in Google Chrome?

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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What's the difference between a torrent file and a Magnet link?

What's the difference between a torrent file and a Magnet link? What is the difference between usage, can I use ╬╝Torrent to download files from a Magnet link?
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Any Linux BitTorrent client with support for Magnet links? [closed]

Is there any Linux application (bonus points for being console/headless) that supports Magnet links - like the ones provided now by some famous "bay" for pirate BitTorrent users?
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Opera's problem with magnet-links

I've encountered following problem while using Opera web browser: When I click on a magnet link on some web page like ...