Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1333 closed Enhancement (invalid)

preference to have all files checked as "ignore" by default upon opening a new torrent

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: GTK+ Client Version: 1.34
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Idea: a preference to have all files checked as "ignore" by default instead of "download" upon opening a new torrent.

Reason: many users only want a few of the many files in a torrent.

Currently transmission seems oriented to those who gulp torrents down whole, but some users have just the opposite habit, and have to click "ignore" on the topmost item in each torrent each time to stop such behavior.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Just deselect all when the new torrent window opens. Adding this as an option is bloat.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Type changed from Bug to Enhancement

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by jidanni

Just deselect all when the new torrent window opens.

Yes, after doing this for each of the hundreds of torrents I've opened, this enhancement dawned on me.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Component changed from Transmission to GTK+ Client

jidanni: just click on the download checkbox on the top-level node in the tree to set all the nodes at once.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

On Mac, option-click. On GTK, deselect top folder.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by jidanni

just click on the download checkbox on the top-level node in the tree to set all the nodes at once.

Yes, that what I have to do each time.

You know, this feels like a rouge Shopping Cart program that starts up with all the items checkmarked like one wants to buy the whole store.

Guess I'm an old fuddy duddy. The program apparently is aimed at young whippersnappers with unlimited bandwidth, disk space, and time to enjoy all a torrent offers.

Apparently some kind of value judgement going on here, and we are not able to choose a more green, non gas-guzzling hog wild consumptionist default.

Bloat? Transmission is in cahoots with disk manufacturers and ISPs to bloat me... :-)

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by charles

You know, this feels like a rouge Shopping Cart program that starts up with all the items checkmarked like one wants to buy the whole store.

That's silly. The vast majority of people downloading a torrent want to get all the files in the torrent. That's never the case with a shopping cart.

Guess I'm an old fuddy duddy. The program apparently is aimed at young whippersnappers with unlimited bandwidth, disk space, and time to enjoy all a torrent offers.

I guess so. Good luck finding a different BitTorrent? client that defaults to not download anything.

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