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I am not able to associate magnet protocol in FF. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with FF 10.0.2. Created the following in about:config and restarted FF, but still getting the below message.

Boolean
Name: network.protocol-handler.external.magnet -> Value -> true

String
Name: network.protocol-handler.app.magnet -> Value -> /usr/bin/transmission-gtk

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Chrome was able to recognize the magnet, so was able to get it work.

But, still interested in how to get it work in Firefox.

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Have a look at this. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol#Firefox_3.5_and_above:

  1. Type about:config into the Location Bar (address bar) and press Enter.

  2. Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.expose.foo -> Value -> false (Replace foo with the protocol you're specifying)

  3. Next time you click a link of protocol-type foo you will be asked which application to open it with.

  4. Once it works, don't forget to reset the value of 'network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet' to True, or FF might keep asking to setup it again.

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