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qBittorrent v3.1.10 Released: Installation and Upgrade

qBittorrent is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux and other platforms. Its specialty compared to Deluge or Transmission, is the ease of installation and configuration. This post introduces the recently released qBittorrent v3.1.10 updates that were released in quick succession on the same day.

qBittorrent v3.1.10

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What’s New in qBittorrent v3.1.10

qBittorrent v3.1.10 a major improvement and bug fix release with numerous changes. Listed below are the changes in this version:

Changes in qBittorrent v3.1.10

  • FEATURE: Allow disabling of OS cache. This will prevent RAM increases on Windows when seeding many files. Closes #1699. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Add ‘Completed’ column. Closes #1241. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Added ‘Ratio Limit’ column. Closes #936. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Add ‘Open’ and ‘Open Containing Folder’ entries in the content’s right-click menu. Closes #1143. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Don’t listen on IPv6 address by default. Prevents network connectivity problems. Closes #1880. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Added ‘Shutdown now’ button in shutdown confirmation dialog. Closes #969. (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Add peer port column to PeerListWidget. Closes #1650. (Ivanov Juriy)
  • COSMETIC: Fix weird ratio values when torrent was imported or downloaded history was lost due to crash. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Use ‘μTP’ instead of ‘uTP’. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Show the loaded torrents in the transferlist when qBT is launched with a torrent/magnet and the AddNewTorrentDialog is showing. Closes #1564. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Don’t mix finished/unifinished torrents when sorting by ETA. Closes #1688. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Sort finished torrents by completed date when sorting by queue number. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Right align numerical values in the transfer list. Partially revert 51a9a9aab. Closes #1903. (sledgehammer999)
  • COSMETIC: Don’t display the Search Engine tab by default. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Correctly associate torrents and magnet links with qBittorrent under non-admin accounts. Closes #291 #527 #579 #614 #964. (glassez, sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Check for python before creating the search engine tab. Prevents the creation of python specific files in the user’s PC if no python is found. Closes #1370. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Don’t create keys in the registry if python isn’t found. Closes #1370. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Can now correctly detect 64bit and 32bit python installations on 64bit Windows. Closes #1148 #445 #795 #1708. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Search first in PATH for python. Closes #956. (sledgehammer999)
  • OSX: Enable system tray in MACOSX (Nick Korotysh).
  • OSX: Fix headless (nox) build. (sledgehammer999)
  • WEBUI: Correctly save/load settings and other improvements (glassez)
  • WEBUI: Removed broken ‘Report a bug’ iframe. Closes #1343 (Benjamin Hutchins)
  • WEBUI: Removed broken ‘Documentation’. Improves fix for #1343 (Benjamin Hutchins)
  • WEBUI: Removed essentially useless ‘Visit website’ iframe and changed it to a regular link. Improves fix for #1343 (Benjamin Hutchins)
  • BUGFIX: Fix RSS feed icon. The tmp file gets deleted in the feed destructor. Closes #1639 (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: fix issue #1674: AddNewTorrentDialog is shown again and again even if checkbox “dont ask me again” is set (Ivan Sorokin)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t show availability bar for magnet links (Ivan Sorokin)
  • BUGFIX: Fix crash when the selected torrent disappears from the transfer list. Closes #1661 (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix tracker announcing problem(hit-and-run) when many torrents are being active. Closes #1571 (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Count magnet links in the ‘downloading’ filter and make them prevent system inhibition. Closes #1558 (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Pick up updated plugins. Closes #1745. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Bring mainwindow in front when notification is clicked and other windows are in front. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Speedup torrent moving (Ivan Sorokin)
  • BUGFIX: Fix bug when moving a torrent before the previous move is completed (Ivan Sorokin)
  • BUGFIX: Add option to hibernate computer in Auto-Shutdown menu (Bruno Barbieri)
  • BUGFIX: Fix column resizing issues (Bryan Roscoe)
  • BUGFIX: Fix possible crashes. Closes #1814. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Limit max cache to 1800MiB for 32bits compiled binaries and to 4GiB for other. Closes #1698. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t localize double numbers in the webui. Closes #1525. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t shrink transferlist rows when scrolling horizontally. Closes #1613. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: When qBT is launched with a magnet don’t show it in the transferlist while the metadata are being loaded in the background. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Show disk space while retrieving metadata. Closes #1693. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t disable DHT/LSD/UPnP in the GUI when anonymous mode is enabled. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Possible fix for crash in RSS code. Closes #1901. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fixed SMTP emailing code (Ivanov Juriy, sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t display the context menu in ‘Content’ and ‘HTTP Sources’ buttons when no torrent is selected. It prevents crashes. Closes #1906, #1900. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Don’t translate file extensions. Closes #1907. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix available disk space label on single file torrents. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Show stalled downloads that are uploading under the ‘Active’ filter. Closes #1654.” (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: fix import torrent with “Keep incomplete torrents in:” enabled (lojack5)
  • BUGFIX: Send a spoofed user agent for the search engines(fixes some of them) (Martin Janco)
  • BUGFIX: Support URLs that redirect to magnet links (Gelmir)
  • BUGFIX: Consider queued items before deciding to ‘auto-shutdown on downloads completion’. Closes #1942. (sledgehammer999)

Release announcement for qBittorrent v3.1.10 is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration

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Upgrade Instructions

If you have not added the PPA repository yet, then add it first using the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, you can install qBittorrent v3.1.10 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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