Setting a protocol handler

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Mar 27 14:59:43 UTC 2012

On 03/27/2012 08:02 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-03-27 at 07:23 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> On 03/26/2012 08:11 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>> I'm trying to set up qbittorrent to handle magnet: links. I've searched
>>> high and low in KDE Settings to no avail. Note that these links don't
>>> usually have a distinguishing file extension. Instead they're flagged as
>>> magnet:... in the URL.
>>> Why is this stuff so hard?
>> Any app that can support magnet links needs to have
>> x-scheme-handler/magnet listed among supported MimeTypes in their
>> .desktop file, e.g.:
>> MimeTypes=...;x-scheme-handler/magnet;
> /usr/share/applications/qBittorrent.desktop already has the line:
> 	MimeType=application/x-bittorrent;x-scheme-handler/magnet;
> I copied it to /home/poc/.config/autostart/qBittorrent.desktop

Wrong place to put it.  Either edit the one in /usr/share/applications, 
or put your modified one in ~/.local/share/applications

-- rex

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