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|MaguS|
09-01-08, 08:10 PM
Is there anyway to make Windows preform a default operation for a certain file type when asked to download it? I want windows to automatically open .torrent files instead of asking me to save or open it.

Anyway of doing this?

SeriousWorm
09-01-08, 08:29 PM
You do realize that Windows doesn't really have anything in common with file downloads?

Maybe you meant InternetExplorer?

if so,

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
http://www.opera.com/download/
http://www.apple.com/safari/download/
http://nightly.webkit.org/
http://lynx.isc.org/

etc :)

|MaguS|
09-01-08, 08:36 PM
Yes Windows does control many of IE7 settings... so Im looking at how to change this one. I hate Safari and Firefox. Im comfortable with IE7 and like how it does its bookmarks.

SeriousWorm
09-01-08, 08:43 PM
Yes Windows does control many of IE7 settings... so Im looking at how to change this one. I hate Safari and Firefox. Im comfortable with IE7 and like how it does its bookmarks.

Are you, by any chance, an American?

(j/k, delete this if you want, it's an appropriate joke though, and yes I see that it says Florida).

Anycase, to solve your problem, try opening your legal file sharing program, and associate the all-legal .torrent extension for your all-totally-legal .torrent files. Then, whenever you click on a .torrent link somewhere, your browser SHOULD prompt you with a open/save/whatever dialog, which SHOULD have a checkbox whether you want it to be the default action so it doesn't bother you again. Does IE have such a checkbox, beats me.

|MaguS|
09-01-08, 09:47 PM
Are you, by any chance, an American?

(j/k, delete this if you want, it's an appropriate joke though, and yes I see that it says Florida).

Anycase, to solve your problem, try opening your legal file sharing program, and associate the all-legal .torrent extension for your all-totally-legal .torrent files. Then, whenever you click on a .torrent link somewhere, your browser SHOULD prompt you with a open/save/whatever dialog, which SHOULD have a checkbox whether you want it to be the default action so it doesn't bother you again. Does IE have such a checkbox, beats me.

Why must the world be full of tools like yourself?

IE7 does not preform a default action for all filetypes. I would have checked such an option if it were so clearly visible.

http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=32957&stc=1&d=1220323631

|MaguS|
09-01-08, 10:54 PM
Use Firefox, you twat. :wtf:

:p

Don't like firefox.

nekrosoft13
09-01-08, 11:32 PM
get ie8
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/3341/captureib6.jpg

SeriousWorm
09-02-08, 02:36 AM
IE7 does not preform a default action for all filetypes. I would have checked such an option if it were so clearly visible.

Wow! Something new learned today. Thanks!

Why must the world be full of tools like yourself?

NHF, I'm not lowering myself down to your level. I'm actually a web dev and full of hate to IE users. But I don't really express that hate publicly. ;)

Well, seems like you need to upgrade your browser, even if it's IE8. I heard that one is even trying to be half decent. If anything, I hope the IE7 people upgrade ASAP to IE8. :)

nekrosoft13
09-02-08, 06:06 AM
NHF, I'm not lowering myself down to your level.

You already demonstrated much worse in your first post. IE8 is much better browser then FF

npras42
09-02-08, 06:29 AM
You already demonstrated much worse in your first post. IE8 is much better browser then FF

The UI is still absolutely rubbish, so no, it isnt. :)

|MaguS|
09-02-08, 07:39 AM
nekro, I had that box and unchecked it. what it did was remove the confirm to open a file directly from the download box (warning msg that appears if you hit open after the download is complete).

I basically want to click the link and have IE7 automatically download the .torrent and open it. No asking if I want to save it or anything.

Absolution
09-02-08, 07:48 AM
Way to just argue about which browser is better rather than helping the man.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/reset-opensave-choice-for-internet-explorer-downloads-in-vista/

While that really only helps if you want to reset a program, I'm sure you could add your own program. Also, if you associate the .torrent extension with utorrent, you may get the check box.

|MaguS|
09-02-08, 07:50 AM
Way to just argue about which browser is better rather than helping the man.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/reset-opensave-choice-for-internet-explorer-downloads-in-vista/

While that really only helps if you want to reset a program, I'm sure you could add your own program. Also, if you associate the .torrent extension with utorrent, you may get the check box.

uTorrent is already associated with it, if I click on open it will download the file and launch uTorrent. I just want to remove that step of having to click open...

Absolution
09-02-08, 11:16 AM
uTorrent is already associated with it, if I click on open it will download the file and launch uTorrent. I just want to remove that step of having to click open...

It seems like it depends on the site from which you download from. I'm guessing the server isn't pushing a certain MIME type on some sites.

My best guess:

First: go here
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

Add a new binary value. Just call it 'uTorrent'. If the site correctly advertises the fact its a .torrent file (application/x-bittorrent).

Also, you can try to add the site to your trusted sites list in IE. Then relax some of the trusted sites security (change it so it doesn't always prompt for dangerous files).

I tested it and it works for that one website with pirates and bays. But some of my more non public sites it doesn't work (they all run the same background software).

|MaguS|
09-02-08, 11:27 AM
It seems like it depends on the site from which you download from. I'm guessing the server isn't pushing a certain MIME type on some sites.

My best guess:

First: go here
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

Add a new binary value. Just call it 'uTorrent'. If the site correctly advertises the fact its a .torrent file (application/x-bittorrent).

Also, you can try to add the site to your trusted sites list in IE. Then relax some of the trusted sites security (change it so it doesn't always prompt for dangerous files).

I tested it and it works for that one website with pirates and bays. But some of my more non public sites it doesn't work (they all run the same background software).

Basically I want it to work with this site since its the only one I really use. http://www.tokyotosho.com/

But thanks, I will check that out when I get home.