uTorrent should be the default app for opening .torrent files, not Firefox. Firefox is not a torrent app... it's a web browser. Check your settings on uTorrent to make sure it automatically opens .torrent files that are downloaded, and that the proper download folder is selected.
I want Firefox to open the .torrent files automatically, as is the case with Google Chrome for example (but not Safari without a clever little mod). Do you understand my question now?
I've never found a work around for it either. No matter how many times I've set it to automatically do this action, it always comes up with a pop up window to confirm.
I tried creating new users to see if it was some setting I've messed with but it's always worked the same way. I've even used different clients (uTorrent, Bittorrent, Transmission, Vuze etc.) and it always does the same thing as well.
I have a feeling that FF does it for some added end-user security reasons - just to make sure that the user is aware of the torrent they are downloading!?
EDIT: @GGJ He's talking about making Firefox automatically open the .torrent file with uTorrent when the file is clicked, much like you can choose what program to use to open .pdf files and have it do it that way automatically without asking again.
This will do the trick for Safari on Snow Leopard (a browser restart is required): Safari: Open .torrent Files Automatically After Downloading
Find a torrent file on your computer. Right-click and select "Open With", then select "other" and browse the list of available apps that can open that torrent file. You'll see that Safari and Firefox are not available, as they DO NOT open torrent files.Opening a torrent downloaded IN (yes, I said IN) firefox results in a dialog box regardless of what auto open settings you use.
You just contradicted yourself. It is the add-on app, not Firefox, that opens the torrent. If you don't have an add-on or extension or plug-in that is designed to open torrent files, then Firefox or Safari or Chrome simply cannot open torrent files. They can only launch the appropriate app, add-on, extension or plug-in which, in turn, opens the torrent. It's really not that hard to understand. Absent another app, a browser cannot open a .torrent file, because they're not designed to do so.GGJ - You are correct that torrent files are usually opened with standard torrent applications. But you are incorrect that these files cannot be opened with firefox. With the correct torrent addon, this is entirely possible. (I know ultimately this a small program running inside of firefox that handles the downloading of the torrent. But this is seamless to the end user. And an end user would say that they "opened" the file in Firefox.)
Also nobody on this thread asked about automatically opening files after they have been downloaded.
Firefox won't open .torrent files automatically;
I want Firefox to open the .torrent files automatically
Again, you cannot associate a browser with a .torrent file. If you right-click on a .torrent file and choose Open with:, you cannot select a browser, unless you have a plug-in, extension or add-on installed that handles .torrent files. Browsers do not open .torrent files. They only pass control to a torrent app, which opens the .torrent file.Commonly used applications to launch torrent files are:
Web Browsers - Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE, etc.
@GGJstudios I would respectfully suggest that you stop participating in this thread,
You still don't understand. The point of this thread is that even though uTorrent is the default app for opening .torrent files, they do not automatically open after downloading.I'm sorry, the fix I gave is for windows. There must be a mac equivalent, surely. If there is then the solution I gave must steer you in the right direction....such as:
Firefox>Preferences>Applications>select Content Type (in this case ".torrent" files)>choose Action (in this case "Use uTorrent)
Hi all, I pretty much joined just to make this one reply because this thread is at the top of the google search for my problem, and i really haven't found a solution anywhere else.
I had this same problem for a long time, and while I havent figured out why FF is acting this way I have a workaround that is working for me.
1) tell FF to save torrent files automatically instead of open with utorrent
2)go into utorrent and set it to monitor your downloads folder for new torrents
options->preferences->directories->automatically load .torrents from
(your downloads folder)
3)optionally, to store torrents somewhere else than your main downloads location:
options->preferences->directories->store loaded .torrents in
(wherever you choose)
options->preferences->directories->automatically delete loaded .torrents
(to keep them from cluttering up your downloads location)
First of all, It's pretty ridiculous when 90% of this thread has been about bickering and trying to either prove you're right or someone else is wrong, especially when the difference is basically semantics. If we all understand the problem then who cares how it's worded? Anyway, there is a very simple solution to this problem for users of firefox on mac: an extension called "InlineDisposition." Install this and it fixes this problem automatically, no configuration needed. Hopefully this helps people that stumble on this thread looking for an actual solution, not a bunch of ego stroking.