Ubuntu: Open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent


I'm trying to open magnet links from Chrome into KTorrent 4.3.1 on Kubuntu 13.10.

The problem is that after i click the link, a new notification appears. It says "Examining magnet://..." and will run forever without any result. I can stop the examination manually but it doesn't change anything.

The link won't get into KTorrent.

I followed this guide: https://askubuntu.com/a/133693/128252 , but it didn't change anything.


Just add x-scheme-handler/magnet=kde4-ktorrent.desktop to the bottom of /usr/share/applications/defaults.list.

I didn't have to restart anything for it to work.


Confirmed that this works on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; exact steps:

  1. Open terminal
  2. Navigate to /usr/share/applications
  3. Execute sudo gedit defaults.list
  4. Enter your password
  5. Add x-scheme-handler/magnet=kde4-ktorrent.desktop to the bottom
  6. Save
  7. Close
  8. DONE!


system setting - file association in "known types" find "application" - "x-bittorent" in right column "application preference order" up ktorrent

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