DGND3700 V1 Magnet Links Transmission Remote GUI

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The standard web front end is great but if you want to add lots of files it is rather laborious. The best solution is using the 'Transmission Remote GUI'

Install Transmission Remote GUI

sudo apt-get install transgui

Check it works and connects

Transmission Remote GUI.png

This should create a file here (/usr/share/applications/transgui.desktop) containing the Mimetype association "MimeType=application/x-bittorrent;x-scheme-handler/magnet"

Associate magnet links per user

Add "x-scheme-handler/magnet=transgui.desktop;" as a new line anywhere under [Added Associations]

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
  • Note, make sure there are no duplicates for the handler, if one exists to another program remove it]
[Added Associations]
  • Note, for system wide edit "/usr/share/applications/defaults.list" instead

Test Magnet Link association

Now clicking on "GET THIS TORRENT" will automatically open a box up in Transmission GUI (In Chrome at least , the first time you click a magnet link you will get a prompt about letting xdg-open handle magnet links, accept this)

Transmission Remote GUI Magnet Link Association.png


More detailed info about Mime types see here