How to handle torrents with Brave?


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Sorry I don’t get how this board works. There seemed to be no place to ask my question.
The issue I am having is that I want to be able to use a third party torrent client, not the built in one. Are there means to pass the magnet link to a different client? I so, how? The work around I have been using is very cumbersome. Copying the link to the clipboard, converting it to a torrent file and finally opening it with the torrent client.
Any help for a better method will be appreciated.


Hi @machinist60,

Please try with disabling Torrent Viewer in Preferences/Settings > Extensions.


Thanks eljuno for your reply. Needles to say I am new to Brave but I like what I see so far.
I am running

Brave 0.22.667
V8 6.6.346.24
rev 0433b26
Muon 5.2.6
OS Release 6.1.7601
Update Channel Release
OS Architecture x64
OS Platform Microsoft Windows
Node.js 7.9.0
Brave Sync v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent 66.0.3359.117

Under menu>settings>preferences>extensions when I disable ‘Torrent viewer’ ‘Save to Pocket’ appears. No change in magnet link behavior occurs when clicked with any of ‘Torrent Viewer’ on or off or with ‘Save to Pocket’ on or off selections. I am not sure what is supposed to happen.


Disable Torrent Viewer should disable the built-in torrent client and Brave should asking your permissions to open magnet link using another apps, IIRC.

cc @sriram and @LaurenWags here if there’s another answer.


Thanks eljuno, it works. I didn’t know you have to restart Brave.


Thanks for confirming @machinist60. Glad to know it works for you. :slight_smile:

I’m going to close this thread for now. Feel free to open a new one if you have another questions or issue report.


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