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Mar 24, 2020 Last updated


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# Change Log

Tue Mar 24 2020 - sledgehammer999 - v4.2.2

- FEATURE: Allow transfer list text color changes through QSS (Prince Gupta)

- FEATURE: Option to show console when external program is run (sledgehammer999)

- FEATURE: Rename Country column to "Country / Region" (Thomas Piccirello)

- FEATURE: Change the defaults of some settings (FranciscoPombal)

- FEATURE: Refactored Transfer List code to allow theming. As a sideffect the row height has more padding. (glassez)

- FEATURE: Allow double-click in preview dialog (thalieht)

- FEATURE: Expose stop_tracker_timeout in advanced settings (an0n666)

- FEATURE: Add piece_extent_affinity to AdvancedSettings (FranciscoPombal)

- FEATURE: Reorganize UI theme selection (Prince Gupta)

- FEATURE: Show any multiple connections from the same IP in peer list (thalieht)

- FEATURE: Add stalled filters to GUI and Web API/UI (FranciscoPombal)

- FEATURE: Use IP geolocation database by DB-IP instead of MaxMind (sledgehammer999)

- FEATURE: Allow to save downloaded metadata as torrent file (glassez)

- FEATURE: Allow single app instance per configuration (glassez)

- PERFORMANCE: Move multiple torrents one by one (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Disable Torrent Queue by default for new users (an0n666)

- BUGFIX: Update free disk space label on Category change in Auto Mode (Medvedishce)

- BUGFIX: Save resume data after recheck (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Tracker is errored only if all local endpoints fail (sledgehammer999)

- BUGFIX: Change placement of stop tracker timeout setting (An0n)

- BUGFIX: Redesign torrent startup handling (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Show "∞" instead of " -1" in Preferences (Sakib-Abrar)

- BUGFIX: Improve code efficiency for reverse resolution of peers (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Handle HTTP redirection to magnet URI (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Various fixes for portable mode (Tester798)

- BUGFIX: Include resume folder path in exception message (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Change placeholder text in torrent list's filter (djt3)

- BUGFIX: Improvements in the embedded tracker to be more spec compliant (FranciscoPombal)

- BUGFIX: Improve the options tooltips (NotTsunami)

- BUGFIX: Check if file exists in seed mode (an0n666)

- BUGFIX: Delegate GUI scaling work to Qt (Nick Korotysh)

- BUGFIX: Fix crash when renaming torrent contents (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Fix total connected peers count calculation (FranciscoPombal)

- BUGFIX: Allow other keypresses in LogListWidget (NotTsunami)

- BUGFIX: Disable Auto TMM when not using default savepath from monitored folder (thalieht)

- WEBUI: Fix first row renaming in files tab (Denis)

- WEBUI: Use SVG image for WebUI favicon (Nick Korotysh)

- WEBUI: Inherit text color for filter list elements (Nick Korotysh)

- WEBUI: Expose WebUI ban counter to users (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Expose WebUI ban duration to users (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Implement "Secure" flag for session cookie (FranciscoPombal)

- WEBUI: Remove unused/deprecated option (FranciscoPombal)

- WEBUI: Prevent excessive sync requests (FranciscoPombal)

- WEBUI: Fix populating statistics window (FranciscoPombal)

- WEBUI: Fix matching uncategorized torrents (FranciscoPombal)

- WEBUI: Always allow whitespace in category names (FranciscoPombal)

- SEARCH: Bump python version for new installation (Chocobo1)

- SEARCH: Fix missing string (Chocobo1)

- SEARCH: Drop python2 support (Chocobo1)

- WINDOWS: Installer: Option to start qBittorrent on Windows start up (An0n)

- WINDOWS: Installer: Improve Czech translation (slrslr)

- WINDOWS: Installer: Update French translation (zywo)

- WINDOWS: Installer: Update German translation (schnurlos)

- WINDOWS: Installer: Update Japanese translation (maboroshin)

- WINDOWS: Path length limitation is removed on Windows 10 1607 onwards (an0n666)


qBittorrent is a free, open source application based on Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar that runs on all major OS such as Windows®, Linux, Mac® OS X®, OS/2 or FreeBSD (including support for over 25 languages).

The primary purpose of this Bittorrent client is to offer an alternative to other similar torrent managers. The main features are:

- similar user interfaces with µTorrent (for a smooth transition).

- integrated and customizable search: on most famous BitTorrent search sites.

- support for all BitTorrent extensions: Magnet/BitComet, Peer Exchange, DHT, etc.

- advanced control for trackers, peers, and torrents (torrent queueing and prioritizing).

- support for UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding.

- bandwidth scheduler and sequential download.

- IP Filtering (compatible with eMule and PeerGuardian) and IPv6 compliant.

- detailed torrent info: size, status, seeds, peers, download and upload speed, ratio, etc.

- etc.

Important: Please be aware that while qBittorrent is a free, open source, clean torrent manager software YOU are responsible for the data you choose to download. Do not distribute or redistribute any illegal content. A good example of a legit torrent can be found on the official GIMP homepage - the download section OR Ubuntu download section. There are many other legit usage examples of how qBittorrent can be used.

Trademark Note 1: Microsoft®, Windows® and other product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Trademark Note 2: Mac and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

qBittorrent Review

Note regarding the installation: There's nothing hidden in this app, no bundles, no unwanted ads or anything like that. It's 100% clean, so the setup process should be easy enough and without any unwanted advertising. Just remember that although the application itself is clean, you are responsible for the data that you will upload or download through a torrent.

The first interaction: If you're a fan of the old uTorrent (like me) I am sure that you will appreciate the simple interface. You have access to everything you need to customize this client from "Option" area. The transfers from all torrents will appear on a left column close to the "Search" feature (which requires Python 2.x if you want to use it). You can even lock down qBittorrent with a password if you want to keep your activity private.

Performance: I (and a few friends of mine) was able to reach the maximum speed provided by my ISP on Windows® 8.1 and 10 (100 Mbps). Apparently, such high-speed transfers are achievable from close locations but what I am trying to say is this: there's no limitation coming from this software.

If there's any restriction, it will come (in most cases) from your ISP or hard drive (e.g. if your Internet connection has 1 Gbps you should know that you can't reach this speed with an HDD and you will need a solid-state drive - SSD).

Conclusion: You don't need a manual to learn how to use this client. If you used any other similar client before (uTorrent is the best example) you will need just a few minutes to get comfortable with this program. After a few days, you will feel that you have found the perfect Bittorrent client. The whole FossHub team use and highly recommend qBittorrent (just like all the other apps). If you also find this software useful, please donate folks! The author(s) will appreciate each and every donation!

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