When you click on a magnet link in chromium in Netrunner rolling…it asks to either ‘do nothing’ or to ‘launch application’. Of course, I want it to automatically launch transmission-qt and put the magnet link inside of it. I’ve attempted the following to get transmission-qt to launch for these magnet links:
[devnet@lostnix applications]$ xdg-mime default transmission-qt.desktop x-scheme-handler/magnet [devnet@lostnix applications]$ xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/magnet transmission-qt.desktop
So, I know that transmission-qt.desktop is the default application and it is set. However, when I click on a magnet link and tell Chromium to ‘Launch Application’ it does NOTHING. No program launch, no nothing.
I figured I’d give Chromium an entry in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list so I opened that puppy up and put the following in there:
[Default Applications]: x-scheme-handler/magnet=transmission-qt.desktop
Restarted Chrome and tried it…still does nothing with magnet links.
Restarted entire PC and tried it…still does nothing with magnet links.
So, there is something drastically wrong with xdg-open when it comes to link handling and KDE…this works fine in openbox on the same exact PC. Anyone out there know of a solution? I’ve exhausted 2 hours of my life and I have strong Google-Fu…