File associations in Opera 32

  • I can not find where I would configure file associations for Opera 32. Specifically I'm trying to get it to open .torrent files with Deluge. Right now, the only option I have is to download the file.

  • Opera 32 does not have an "Open" option, sorry.

  • In my opinion that is a very serious design flaw. Come to think of it, a huge step backward since I'm pretty sure earlier version had that option.

  • Opera 12 had that option, but 12 was based on Presto while recent versions are based on Chromium.

  • I wrote an extension to come close to the old open behaviour. You can find this one here: https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/open-with-application/?display=en

  • You can also edit mime types or probably have a GUI way to set .torrent extensions to open with your torrent client of choice. If you tell me the name of the OS you're using, I might just know where to find it. Chances are pretty high that I have it on USB or a Virtual Machine.

  • Do you mean to change a torrent mime type to a user defined mime type? Operas file association is defined in the system (Windows, Linux, Mac-OS-X) setting. Then you just need to specify a certain program to open it. But what exactly is the benefit from that? I can only think of following advantage:
    If you define different mime type variants for one specific mime type you could open a downloaded file with the application of choice in a pop-up dialog window. Is this what you think of?

    Example (Let's use the example of the torrent file):
    The normal mime type for torrents is: "application/x-bittorrent"
    Before downloading the file it is possible to change the mime type in the header for example to: "application/x-bittorrent-utorrent" which could be opened with uTorrent. Instead of "-utorrent" you could choose whatever you want and specify the related torrent application to that.
    In a dialog box you could choose the program of choice before the change in the header. But all this can only be useful if you also add those specific mime types to your system setting with an associated application.

    I am currently doing a big modification to the abovementioned addon. Maybe several ideas can be implemented there, too.

  • I'm not looking to change the mime type, however, I prefer not to rely on the operating system to figure out what application I want to use for certain mime-types. I much prefer to specify it in the browser.

  • Well, I guess this is a security reason not to give more permission to system settings through a web browser. In my opinion it is an understandable solution. But what I wrote might be an opertunity to come a bit closer by using an addon.

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