qBittorrent 4.5 released with faster startup when using many torrents, new themes

qBittorrent 4.5, the free, cross-platform and open source BitTorrent client is now available for download as a major version with many new features and improvements.

Coming more than ten months later qBittorrent 4.4the release of qBittorrent 4.5 seems to be an exciting release for fans of this open source BitTorrent client, as it introduces a new icon and color themes, new color palettes for dark and light themes, better startup time when using many torrenting, support for custom SMTP ports, filename/blacklist filter, and port forwarding option for the built-in sniffer.

This version also adds keyboard navigation, the ability to run an external program when adding a torrent, the ability to set the “torrent stop” condition, the ability to set the working set limit option on Linux, a new option to toggle the filters sidebar, a mobile status filter, and a context menu for status filters.

Other new features include Auto resize columns functionality, the ability to disable automatic mode when the default “temp” path is changed, a Export .torrent action, the ability to set the maximum number of active verification torrents, the ability to use category paths in manual mode, new download path and infohash columns, and a keyboard shortcut to open the Download URL dialog.

In addition, qBittorrent 4.5 sets metadata on an existing torrent when a duplicate torrent is added, modifies several options related to performance warnings, allows the use of POSIX-compliant disk I/O types, and splits the operating system’s cache settings. in disk I/O read/write modes.

For networking, this release adds a “Use proxy for hostname lookup” option, implements a “Peer ID Client” column on the Peers tab, and adds a change listen port command line option that allows you to change the listening port for qBittorrent.

For Linux users, qBittorrent 4.5 marks the software as a single window application in the .desktop file, adds a Dockerfile, and removes the option to use system theme icons.

The web-based user interface also received some attention, now featuring resizable dialogs, the ability to allow blank lines in multipart form data input, support for exporting .torrent files, an endpoint for set rate limit mode, natural sorting, the ability to handle drag and drop events, a new alert when the HTTPS configuration is incomplete, update interval setting for the transfer list, and improved rendering of the progress bar.

Of course, numerous bugs have been fixed to make your torrenting experience more stable and reliable. For details on these bug fixes, see the release notes. In the meantime, you can download qBittorrent 4.5 as a universal AppImage binary that you can run on pretty much any GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything right now from the official website.

Last update 5 hours ago

Leave a Comment