Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#4901 closed Bug (fixed)

can't add magnet links - transmission-qt.desktop issue

Reported by: zmeYski Owned by: jordan
Priority: Normal Milestone: 2.76
Component: Qt Client Version: 2.51
Severity: Normal Keywords:



using transmission-qt 2.51 under KDE 4.8.3 I can't add magnet links from Firefox. The browser correctly suggests transmission-qt as an application to open the magnet link with but choosing it opens a new instance of transmission-qt without adding anything to it. A new instance is started even if transmission-qt was already running. The problem seems to be in transmission-qt.desktop where we have:

Exec=transmission-qt %F

should be:

Exec=transmission-qt %U

with this change things work just fine. The GTK client uses the same option %U. Also the desktop file spec mentions that %U is the correct option for programs that can handle URL's


Attachments (1)

desktop.patch (307 bytes) - added by stuart 9 years ago.

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by gabrielcossette

I confirm this bug is still present in version 2.73.


comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by stuart

I've attached a patch for trunk/qt/transmission-qt.desktop in the source tree.


--- a/qt/transmission-qt.desktop
+++ b/qt/transmission-qt.desktop
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 Name=Qtransmission Bittorrent Client
 GenericName=BitTorrent Client
 Comment=Download and share files over BitTorrent
-Exec=transmission-qt %F
+Exec=transmission-qt %U
Last edited 9 years ago by stuart (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by jordan

Stuart you used %Q and the OP suggested %U. Which is correct?

Changed 9 years ago by stuart

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by stuart

%U is correct. I'm not sure how that %Q typo got there, I thought I made the patch from my live fixed file.

I've edited the comment and patch accordingly.

Last edited 9 years ago by stuart (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by jordan

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 2.80
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jordan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Fixed in r13679

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by jordan

  • Milestone changed from 2.80 to 2.76
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