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Can't Open Magnet Links in Chrome (Using Linux) SOLVED

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This isn't strictly an AirVPN issue but I can't find an solution anywhere, so I'm hoping someone here can help...

When opening a magnet link in Chrome (either with or without a VPN), I get the following error:

"Failed to open URI "magnet:?xt=urn:btih:98b91cec54ec82ae7cde4ef129f7fec3df6b2c8b&dn=+3+x86_64+DVD&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.demonii.com%3A1337".

The specified location is not supported."

This just recently started happening in Chrome. I had a similar problem in Firefox but fixed it by adding a new about:config preference to the browser (to re-establish the default magnet handler) but I don't know how to do that in Chrome. I'm using Linux Mint 19.1.  I tried removing and re-installing Chrome but that didn't work.

Any ideas?

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I solved the problem. I turns out that my system did not have a default torrent program set. Just in case someone else runs into this...

You can check your default magnet handler by running this command line. It may also show alternative programs to open magnet links:
gio mime x-scheme-handler/magnet

If your default isn't set or is set to the wrong program, run:
mime x-scheme-handler/magnet qbittorrent.desktop

This example shows qbittorent as the default program. If you have a different one you want to use, just substitute it for "qbittorrent" in the line above.

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