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#1 2013-10-20 15:37:12

hammered999
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Registered: 2011-03-05
Posts: 16

Can't register magnet handler with Firefox

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I am using Xfce 4.10 and Debian sid.

I am trying to register magnet uri handler in Firefox. Let's call the handler (program) X.

X's .desktop file has this entry "Mimetype=x-scheme-handler/magnet;" however Firefox (iceweasel) can't seem to recognize this. I have tried several suggestion found on the net regarding gconftool but none works.

Do you have any idea how to make it work?

PS: I know that I can manually choose the path to the binary inside firefox, but I don't want that. I am sure there is a better way.

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#2 2013-10-20 16:24:33

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 2,640

Re: Can't register magnet handler with Firefox

Xubuntu 13.10 here. Using transmission. Have the same Mimetype entry in the desktop file. In Firefox->Preferences->Applications, I also have an entry:
- Content Type = magnet
- Action = Use transmission-gtk

To get this entry there, I basically did this (important part was to check the "do this automatically" box).

Now when I click on a magnet link, it opens it automatically in transmission.

Do you have the magnet content type defined in Firefox?


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#3 2013-10-20 17:12:37

hammered999
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Registered: 2011-03-05
Posts: 16

Re: Can't register magnet handler with Firefox

Do you have the magnet content type defined in Firefox?

No.

Like I said I want it to automatically present me with a list of known apps that can handle this URI. Like it does when you click on a .torrent file (MimeType=application/x-bittorrent;)

xdg-open magnet:foo

Doesn't handle this either FYI. It says something about unknown uri.

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