how to open magnet links
I'm a firefox/ubuntu newbie and I'm trying to open magnet links for torrenting. I have the FF config network protocol handler expose magnet set to false, and when I clicked on the magnet link I selected the Transmission file. When I click on a magnet link it now opens Transmission automatically, as it should. However no torrent file is ever displayed or downloaded. I am open to any suggestions. Perhaps a port needs to be opened?
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0
Open Firefox and then type in about:config in the Address Bar and hit Enter button.
Type in enter handler.expose in the search box at the top of the list. right click-->New--> Boolean Enter the preference name network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet Set its value to false. Click on the magnet link and you should see Firefox’s Launch Application Choose Dialog Select your torrent client.
Thanks, I've already done that. When I click on the magnet link my magnet client loads fine. But no torrent file appears.