Description of problem:
When clicking on any MIME content that browser can't handle, it will download it rather than opening it with the default MIME handler for this file type.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install chromium and transmission-qt packages
2. Open the following URL in Chromium:
It will either download the file into your "Downloads" directory, or ask for a download location, depending on browser settings.
Should either allow to choose between download/launch, or launch with the default MIME file type handler.
Response header for the above URL contains:
xdg-mime query default application/x-bittorrent
Filed upstream as https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=733293
Okay. Upstream confirms that this is the intended behavior (not to open any downloads until the user clicks on it). You can override this by editing your ~/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences file. Search for:
and change it to:
You can also accomplish this by clicking the ^ next to the downloaded torrent and selecting "Always open files of this type".