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Opera 21 and Unknown Protocol

  • Prior to yesterdays update I'd click a magnet link with the middle mouse button and it'd open a new tab with the magnet URL in the address bar and a message box blethering about unknown protocol. I'd then type one of my search keyword thingies "p2p " at the start of the url and opera would send it to my Vuse web interface which runs on a different PC.

    As of 21 when I middle click the magnet link I get the same blethering message but loose the magent url and instead have "about:blank"

    why? and how to I get the old functionality back?

    cheers 'n beers

    peel.

  • Afaik Opera will "send" the link to the default program that is set to handle the protocol.

  • Seems to be caused by security changes in Opera 21.

    Hm, maybe right-clicking the magnet link and selecting "Copy link address" won't satisfy you?

  • thanks for your replies.

    Afaik Opera will "send" the link to the default program that is set to handle the protocol.

    I don't have anything installed on this PC that handles magnets. Nor can I. It's a work PC.

    Seems to be caused by security changes in Opera 21.
    Hm, maybe right-clicking the magnet link and selecting "Copy link address" won't satisfy you?

    I suspect you may be right.

    The copying links does work, it's just cumbersome - before it was much quicker to do and could mostly be done with the keyboard - once the links where opened in new tabs. Now it's much much slower requiring mostly mouse work.

    cheers
    peel.

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