I'm on Kubuntu, Firefox 3.5.
You're on Firefox 3.5, right? Then Sathya's solution is wrong.
According to the site he linked, the flag you must create shall be called
not network.protocol-handler.*external.*magnet, as he suggested.
Besides, you can initialize it to false and thus Firefox will ask you the program which you want to use. I just did it and it worked - no need to restart Firefox.
If KTorrent won't support Magnet Links, you might try qBittorrent, which I'm using succesfully.
about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
Next, Add a key by Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name:
with value -> true
Add another key, by Right-click -> New -> String -> Name:
network.protocol-handler.app.magnet with Value -> ktorrent
Also, do ensure that the key
network.protocol-handler.expose-all is set to true.
From Mozilla KB
This worked for me, FF 47, Debian 9, KDE 5:
1. In about:config find "network.protocol-handler.expose-all", change to "false"; 2. Click on some magnet link - a file browser pop-up should appear, show it full path to the executable (/usr/bin/qbittorrent for ex.); 3. Change "network.protocol-handler.expose-all" back to "true"; 4. Download the world.
ktorrent does not support uri links, by the way. http://ktorrent.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ#Does_KTorrent_support_magnet_links.3F i myself followed the sathya suggestion and i've had the same issue as you, obvio171. i'm running archlinux firefox 3.5.5-1 should we file a bug?
- Find Magnet
- Under Action, select "use other"
- Find µTorrent or whatever is installed on your computer
I was using gentoo + Firefox 19. When I had the problem, adding stuff to 'about:config' won't help and I don't see "Magnet" under Preference -> Applications. Eventually I found the problem and it may have something to do with the KDE mime type configurations.
I changed /usr/share/applications/kde4/ktorrent.desktop by appending: x-scheme-handler/magnet; to 'MimeType=xxx'
Then I edited ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list by inserting the line: x-scheme-handler/magnet=kde4-ktorrent.desktop
Then, if I click on an magnet link, firefox will pop up a dialog asking what application to use instead of saying not understanding protocol. After the pop up, you need to select ktorrent's binary (/usr/bin/ktorrent on my computer).
Right click on the link then choose "save link as." When Firefox asks for which program you wish to open the link with and then select Ktorrent.
Because you should include the path of the Application on the network.protocol-handler.app.magnet "/Applications/kTorrent" instead of the app name