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Oh my dear god this is awesome -- however, I do hope that this is a very very user modifiable list since any set of websites that comes as a default will surely be outdated all too quickly as torrent listing sites go up and down...

This just adds a new icon to the toolbar set then, correct? Meaning, it will be a part of the current icon set/theme, rather than being some fixed icon, and you're just looking for a default right now, right?

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something like this you mean

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also are we going to be able to customize the list of sites we want in that box. i ask this because i doubt ill use most of the trackers listed in it and i hate having drop down lists with 50 diff site names that i wont use.

and oh yeah. great idea to build this in and keep up the good work.

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if I may make a suggestion:

since this is going to be a list of search engines and/or torrent pages

why not simply implement the appropriate favicon.ico, which all of these sites supply anyways

That way you could already tell by the icon where you are searching

-DG

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if I may make a suggestion:

why not simply implement the appropriate favicon.ico, which all of these sites supply anyways

Args. That's what I was going to suggest^^

But then again: Ludde would need an generic icon anyways, in case a site does _not_ have a favicon...

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if I may make a suggestion:

since this is going to be a list of search engines and/or torrent pages

why not simply implement the appropriate favicon.ico, which all of these sites supply anyways

That way you could already tell by the icon where you are searching

-DG

That's an awesome idea, but some sites don't have favicons. It would be useful to have a default icon and then replace it with the favicon when it is loaded.

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Just because i want to sound uninformed, im guessing favicon is the little icon that loads for sites in the browser ? how does it work, though ?

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Just because i want to sound uninformed, im guessing favicon is the little icon that loads for sites in the browser ? how does it work, though ?

Inside the root directory of the website, there is a favicon.ico file. Internet browsers are configured to look for this file and load it along with the page.

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although thats an good suggestion i think it would be much nicer having the static search icon there. thats just my view on it though as some sites dont use favicons or if they do they are god awful ones.

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although thats an good suggestion i think it would be much nicer having the static search icon there. thats just my view on it though as some sites dont use favicons or if they do they are god awful ones.

Did you even read my post:

That's an awesome idea, but some sites don't have favicons. It would be useful to have a default icon and then replace it with the favicon when it is loaded.

Why would you retype my post? That is the equivelant of double posting. Please read the topics before replying to them. Don't just post because you like to see the post count below your name grow.

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although thats an good suggestion i think it would be much nicer having the static search icon there. thats just my view on it though as some sites dont use favicons or if they do they are god awful ones.

Did you even read my post:

That's an awesome idea, but some sites don't have favicons. It would be useful to have a default icon and then replace it with the favicon when it is loaded.

Why would you retype my post? That is the equivelant of double posting. Please read the topics before replying to them. Don't just post because you like to see the post count below your name grow.

did u even read mine.

i think it would be much nicer having the static search icon there.

meaning i wouldnt like icons switching around as it would just annoying and the fact certain sites dont use them.

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It would be useful to have a default icon

ScubaSteve, just end this now, we both know that we said the same thing. I am not taking credit for the idea of a static icon, but we both said it.

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no its not a big deal BSH, its just that some ppl are posting without fully reading and taking the time to understand what others are trying to say. i clearly stated that i would prefer just the single search icon. sorry but this problem is happening in alot of threads across the board now and its starting to get annoying.

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please don't add search. i know you would more than likely [hopefully] make it on/offable, but seriously...don't stray from the proper goal. a torrent client has no need for searching abilities, nor will it ever offer the flexibility of just opening your own webbrowser. this probably does that upon typing and hitting enter, right? why waste the screen real estate on something like this.

either way, it's ugly, while the rest of the client is so sleek and well thought out. yeah yeah, i know it's probably not done...but still...

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i do partly agree with you on this. although i dont care either way. if it is built in then i may use it occassionally, but if its not built in then its not exactely a great loss. just means i have to click the mouse button 3 more times.

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because search isnt bloat

Maybe. It's arguably about as easy to just keep a set of bookmarks in your browser, though.

In fact, if you're using Firefox, you can add various file-sharing search engines to your search bar.

Hmm, will the uTorrent search box work with any URL you supply it with? That would be impressive.

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I don't see how this would be 'bloat'. All it would do is open your browser to a webpage. It's not like they are planning on including a browser INSIDE μTorrent.

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I don't see how this would be 'bloat'. All it would do is open your browser to a webpage. It's not like they are planning on including a browser INSIDE μTorrent.

A better term might be "feature creep," which can lead to bloat.

Edit: My bad, looks like the proper term is "creeping featurism"

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I don't see how this would be 'bloat'. All it would do is open your browser to a webpage. It's not like they are planning on including a browser INSIDE μTorrent.

exactly. why waste screen real estate on something that does not fit in. searching is meant to be done with another program UNLESS they make the searching as full blown as an internet browser provides. hence, they should either go all the way [undesirable] or just leave it out, since it is better accomplished by another tool.

feature creep, or creeping featurism, as mechr stated. searching may not be bloat, but it is not something that should be in the application. remember, just because something might be used, doesn't mean it should be there. this is a bittorrent client, not a search client.

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If torrent sites are there from the beginning (complete list or just examples), isn't that a violation of the american DMCA? I think there's some rules about spreading whereabouts of piracy?

Hence, µTorrent would be illegal in the US..

I'm not sure, but maybe... I don't really care, either, 'cause I'm from Sweden. Suckers. ;)

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