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-{{:​chrome.png|}}====== Chrome Plugin Tutorial ====== 
  
-Don't worry Chrome users! We did not forget about you. 
-\\ Now you can enjoy the same great features of the Firefox plugin, to make torrenting way easier on Chrome! ​ 
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-This plugin ensures that you spend more time on the important things in life, such as seeding/​leeching. ​ 
-\\ By cutting out the time wasted browsing your computer for torrent files! 
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-Right now, you navigate to a tracker, download a torrent, go to your seedbox client, browse for the torrent file, click on it, and finally upload it to the seedbox. 
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-With this plugin we're going to bypass the whole middle part and streamline your seedbox experience! 
-\\ Navigate to the tracker, and upload it to your seedbox. 
-\\ Why complicate life with 6 steps, when you only need 2? 
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-Follow this tutorial and by the end you will be able to send a torrent file directly from your favorite tracker to your seedbox, with two easy clicks! 
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-=== Download the Plugin === 
-First download the plugin from [[http://​www.xirvik.com/​chrome_addon/​xirvik-chrome.crx|here]]. ​ 
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-On some versions of Chrome, you can directly open the "​xirvik-chrome.crx"​ file. 
-\\ More likely than not, you'll get the following error message: 
-\\ {{:​chplerror.png|}} 
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-To resolve this, go to Menu > Tools > Extensions. ​ 
-Then drag and drop the "​xirvik-chrome.crx"​ file onto that page.  
-\\ Finally, click **Add** to install the plug in. 
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-{{:​chpl1.png|}} 
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-== 
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-There'​s some quick set-up steps that I'll walk you through now, but we'll be ready for action in no time. 
-\\ The easy way is to use auto-configure,​ so we'll try that first. 
-\\ If that fails, or you want to play with the settings, check the manual configuration section of this tutorial [[#Manual Configuration|here]]. 
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-===== Auto-configuration ===== 
-Log onto your seedbox control panel using the information from your welcome (service activation) email. 
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-Select **Browser add-ons**. ​ 
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-{{:​chpl2.png|}} 
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-Then select **Autoconfigure add-on for this server**. 
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-{{:​chpl3.png|}} 
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-That's all it takes! You may not get any message, but it automatically gets configured. 
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-To see the settings click this icon {{:​chpl4.png|}}. 
-\\ To try it out, click [[#Testing & Demonstration|here]] to skip to the test section of this tutorial. 
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-===== Manual Configuration ===== 
-First step is to select this icon {{:​chpl4.png|}} in the top right of your browser window. 
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-The page below will come up. This is where we will be configuring the server information or "​linking"​ the plugin to your seedbox. 
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-{{:​chpl5.png|}} 
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-Now you have two options. Plain [[#​Configuration|Configuration]] or the [[#Server Wizard|Server Wizard]]. 
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-==== Configuration ==== 
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-Select **Add**. ​ 
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-{{:​chpl6.png|}} 
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-This will bring up the dialog box where you input your server information. ​ 
-\\ Enter this information as received in your welcome (service activation) email. 
-\\ See the example below: 
-\\ {{:​chpl7.png|}} 
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-== Notes == 
-  * For "​Seedbox host name", put the link directly to your client. (e.g. https://​server.xirvik.com/​rtorrent) 
-  * If you wish to use a Client other than the default (rtorrent) you can select it from the dropdown menu towards the bottom. ​ 
-  * Don't forget to select Save to commit the changes and create the "​link"​ to your seedbox. ​ 
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-\\ That's all for the manual configuration! 
-\\ //Remember to hit **Save** to make sure the configuration is saved.// 
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-==== Server Wizard ==== 
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-Select server wizard from the bottom of the seedbox info configuration page. 
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-\\ {{:​chpl8.png|}} 
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-This will open an easy and intuitive wizard that will guide you through setting up your plugin. 
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-The first step is to select what type of subscription you chose. The options are Dedicated, Semi-Dedicated,​ or Shared. 
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-Hit **Next**. 
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-Now enter your access information just as you got it in your Service Activation E-Mail. 
-\\ Don't forget the proper format: https://​server.xirvik.com/​rtorrent 
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-If you are lazy you can just copy the whole service activation e-mail, select **parse your welcome e-mail** and paste it in the dialog box. 
-\\ Then hit Parse. This will extract the necessary information from the e-mail and correctly configure it for you. 
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-Hit **Done** after verifying that the information is correct. ​ 
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-At this point the plugin should be configured and ready for action! 
-\\ //Remember to hit **Save** to make sure the configuration is saved.// 
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-===== Advanced Configuration Options ===== 
-We also offer a few more configuration options for the more advanced user. 
-\\ Most users can skip to the next section, but if you want further customization,​ read ahead. ​ 
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-First, click this icon {{:​chpl4.png|}} to open the plugin preferences. 
-\\ Then, click //Options// on the second tab on the top (see image below). 
-\\ {{:​chpl9.png|}} 
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-=== Torrent clicks'​ capture: === 
-The "​Capture left mouse clicks on torrent files" setting should be checked if you want to send a torrent link that is clicked to your seedbox. 
-\\ If it is disabled, then you will have to right click the link and go to //Upload to Xirvik seedbox//. 
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-=== Context menu capture: === 
-This section specifies when to show the seedbox upload entry on a links context menu, depending on the type of link you right click on (see image below). 
-\\ {{:​chpl10.png|}} 
-\\ The first option "​Switched on for .torrent/​magnet:​ files only" (when checked) will trigger the upload entry only if the link is addressed directly to a torrent. 
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-"​Forced for all links" will show the entry regardless of link type. 
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-=== Progress messages: === 
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-This portion is basic. When do you want to be notified of the plugins actions? 
-\\ When it starts a download? When a download fails? 
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-Or maybe you don't want any messages even when there is an error. 
-\\ It's not recommended but you can deselect all of the checkmarks. 
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-=== Other options (rutorrent only) === 
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-These settings only apply to ruTorrent. 
-When "​Upload without starting the torrent"​ is enabled, the plugin will send the torrent to ruTorrent, but it will be inactive. 
-\\ This way, nothing will begin downloading in rTorrent, until you explicitly start it from the rTorrent client. 
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-When "Edit labels before uploading"​ is enabled, the plugin will allow you to give the torrent a label within ruTorrent (e.g. Music, Shows). 
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-When "Edit directories before uploading"​ is enabled, the plugin will prompt you to change the download location of the files (on your seedbox hard drive). ​ 
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-=== Connection Timeout === 
-This option specifies the number (in seconds) that the server has to respond before the connection is cancelled. 
-\\ The default of 15 is typically not problematic,​ but if you run into errors you can try increasing it.  
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-\\ //Remember to hit **Save** to make sure the configuration is saved.// 
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-===== Testing & Demonstration ===== 
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-Now let's test it to make sure everything was input correctly and works! 
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-First step is to try an "​artificial"​ test, or a test that doesn'​t involve torrents. 
-\\To do this return to the the seedbox configuration page by clicking this icon {{:​chpl4.png|}}. ​ 
-\\ Highlight the seedbox we just entered and select **Test server**. ​ 
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-{{:​chpl11.png|}} 
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-This is what a positive result will look like. 
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-Now for an actual test/​demonstration to verify that it's working. 
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-//Remember to hit **Save** to make sure the configuration is saved.// 
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-Go to your favorite torrent tracker, and right click on the download link of a torrent as seen below. 
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-{{:​chpl10.png|}} 
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-Select **Upload to server.xirvik.com**. 
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-Remember: You may add as many servers as you'd like and then select which seedbox to upload the torrent to from the context menu (as seen below). 
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-{{:​chpl12.png|}} 
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-Another upload method is to left click on a torrent download link (note: "​Capture left mouse clicks on torrent files" must be enabled). 
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-A popup will come up (see image below): 
-\\ {{:​chpl13.png|}} 
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-Pick the seedbox you wish to upload to, and select **Choose** to send the torrent! 
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-You know that the upload was successful if you recieve this message. 
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-{{:​chpl14.png|}} 
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-Next, go to your seedbox client if you wish to double-check that the transfer actually went through. 
-\\ Over time you'll learn to trust that the plugin sent it over without a problem! ​ 
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-That ends the tutorial! 
-\\ If you have any problems, feel free to contact us! 
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-Thanks for choosing Xirvik. 
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