bittorrents dont work under new firefox




15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: aquilusangelus, Assigned: bugs)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8

under the new firefox, you cannont have bittorrent launch a torrent upon
clicking the link.  You can download the torrent but if you try to have it auto
launch BT the [ok] button is grayed out an unusable.  This is, as far as i can
tell, is only on the linux version as i've tried it on multiple systems an it
only occurs on linux systems.  On the 'Opening' windows the option to click 'ok'
an let it download doesn't work.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Firefox & Bittorrent
2.Try to open a .torrent file with bt by click the link in firefox
3.the 'opening blah.torrent' window appears but you can't click 'ok' its grayed out

Actual Results:  
it won't let you go ne further you have to download the torrent files manually
then launch them which is a pain.

Expected Results:  
it should have allowed you to click ok as in previous versions of firefox to
have bittorrent launch the torrent file an begin downloading.
Do you use Firefox 0.9.x now or Firefox 0.8?
Wrong product.
Assignee: general → bugs
Component: Browser-General → File Handling
Product: Browser → Firefox
QA Contact: general → bmo

Comment 3

15 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Do you use Firefox 0.9.x now or Firefox 0.8?

i use 0.8 currently which is why the site posted the wrong product version sorry
about that. the error happens in 0.9.3 linux version.

Comment 4

14 years ago
I've also had this problem with 1.0 Preview Release

Comment 5

14 years ago
My FireFox doesn't even allow to save the .torrent file. The "OK" button is gray
and inactive. Even when i browse to an app which should grab my .torrent file,
the   "OK" button doesn't become active. Had this problem since 0.9.3, now same
in 1.0PR. I tried reinstalling FireFox but there was no effect. Don't know why
this is happening. In IE6 everything works just fine.

Comment 6

14 years ago
WORKSFORME using build Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 

1.0 day, yay!

OK seems to be working totally alright in my build, and I don't have any
problems with bittorrent, or anything else. Can you think of any funny plugins
you might have?

Comment 7

14 years ago
Same isue using the final 1.0 release. And I cannot figure out any way to change
this handling issue. I've even tried uninstall / reinstall to no avail.
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