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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?

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?
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Aki_66 2 solutions 48 answers

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.
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.
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Thanks, I've already done that. When I click on the magnet link my magnet client loads fine. But no torrent file appears.

Thanks, I've already done that. When I click on the magnet link my magnet client loads fine. But no torrent file appears.
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