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Frank B

Suggestion for auto start up

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We have an option for µTorrent to start up when we start Windows, but I often find myself changing this setting from one to the other depending on the situation.

If I have some active torrents, which are not finished when the day is over, then I want the program to start up the next day, so they can continue downloading. I often forget about this if I have turned the option off, and it can be days before I realise that I have something waiting to be downloaded.

If I leave the option on, then it bugs me that the program starts up automatically every time I start Windows, when I don't have anything to download, which is the case most of the time. The program just sits there, inactive.

I would like to suggest an option for having µTorrent start up automatically only when there are active torrents to be downloaded or uploaded. Whenever the list is empty, it should not start up.

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So how should a first time user then ever be able to start the program?

For uTorrent it makes no difference if it is started by the OS (autostart) or by the user.

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So how should a first time user then ever be able to start the program?

By double clicking the icon, like he would start any other program.

For uTorrent it makes no difference if it is started by the OS (autostart) or by the user.

No, but that is only how it is now, and that is what I suggest should be changed.

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then don't tell us how to make your shitty practices easier for you.

Who the hell are you to dictate what is correct practice and what is not? It is not your concern how people use a piece of software. It should be flexible enough to accomodate all kinds of usages, and not just what some self acclamed pope like you think is right or wrong. If I want to suggest a feature, then I suggest that feature, and I advise you to mind your own business.

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actually, no, utorrent goes out of its way to stop dumb behavior, like limiting the rate at which you can poll the tracker and specifically disallowing arbitrary banning of peers and sequential downloading, because it hurts. there is no reason your parasitic behavior should get a different treatment.

a bittorrent swarm is a community, and you need to observe the rules of a community if you wish to participate in it. utorrent is not ms word where, what you do with it affects other people, so it's not just your business.

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actually, no, utorrent goes out of its way to stop dumb behavior, like limiting the rate at which you can poll the tracker and specifically disallowing arbitrary banning of peers and sequential downloading, because it hurts. there is no reason your parasitic behavior should get a different treatment.

a bittorrent swarm is a community, and you need to observe the rules of a community if you wish to participate in it. utorrent is not ms word where, what you do with it affects other people, so it's not just your business.

It no longer limits download bandwidth if you choose a sad upload limit though ::(

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It no longer limits download bandwidth if you choose a sad upload limit though ::(

i guess they wanted to increase the number of potential toolbar installations. a shame.

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