Opera torrent: extension, support, settings

Opera torrent: extension, support, settings

Opera used to allow you to download torrents (BiT torrent protocol) directly via its interface, without using any P2P client. Upon downloading a magnet link (e.g downloading Ubuntu) under Opera, you would be prompted to choose if you want to start downloading your torrent via Opera or the P2P software installed on your system. Since version 12.17, this is no longer possible, but you still have options.

How to download torrents on an old version of Opera?

If you are still using an older version that you have not updated, then the following method may still work. 

To download torrents in older versions of Opera:

  • Select Opera.
  • Click on Save.
  • Choose a location to store your file.
  • Press OK to start the download.

You can view the operation's progress at any time, in the Opera download manager (CTRL +J).

How to download torrents on Opera versions 12.17+

  • Install a torrent client: You need a separate torrent client installed on your computer to download torrents like uTorrent, BitTorrent, and qBittorrent
  • Click on the download link or the magnet icon associated with the torrent file. Opera will download the .torrent file to your computer. Double-click to open it. 
  • Configure the download settings: In the torrent client, you may have the option to choose the location where you want to save the downloaded files and configure other settings. Adjust these settings according to your preferences.
  • Start the download: Once you have configured the settings, click on the "Start" or "OK" button in the torrent client to begin downloading the file. The client will connect to peers and start downloading the torrent.
  • Any more Opera browser questions? Check out our forum!
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