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 We've put together a great little FireFox plugin that will make torrenting way easier. ​ We've put together a great little FireFox plugin that will make torrenting way easier. ​
-This plugin ensures that you spend more time on the important things in life, seeding/​leeching,​ and waste less time say.. browsing your hard drive for torrent files.+\\ This plugin ensures that you spend more time on the important things in life, seeding/​leeching,​ and waste less time say.. browsing your hard drive for torrent files.
  
 Right now, you download a torrent, go to your seedbox, browse for the torrent file, click on it, and finally upload it to the server. Right now, you download a torrent, go to your seedbox, browse for the torrent file, click on it, and finally upload it to the server.
  
 With this plugin we're going to bypass, well, pretty much all of that. With this plugin we're going to bypass, well, pretty much all of that.
-Now you can send a torrent file directly from your favorite tracker to your seedbox, with a simple two clicks.+\\ Now you can send a torrent file directly from your favorite tracker to your seedbox, with a simple two clicks.
  
 For starters you can download the plugin from here. Open the .xpi file with FireFox to install it (or drag and drop it into a Firefox browser). For starters you can download the plugin from here. Open the .xpi file with FireFox to install it (or drag and drop it into a Firefox browser).
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 If you are on a more recent version of FireFox (4.0+), then it's a little different. If you are on a more recent version of FireFox (4.0+), then it's a little different.
-First, access the Add-on manager (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+A) by finding the orange box to the upper left and choosing Add-ons from the drop-down menu.+\\ First, access the Add-on manager (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+A) by finding the orange box to the upper left and choosing Add-ons from the drop-down menu.
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 An entry in the Add-on manager will look something like what you see below. An entry in the Add-on manager will look something like what you see below.
-We will select **Options** to configure the plugin.+\\ We will select **Options** to configure the plugin.
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 We also offer a few more configuration options for the more advanced user.  We also offer a few more configuration options for the more advanced user. 
-They are available at the bottom of the main plugin optiions window (as seen below). +\\ They are available at the bottom of the main plugin optiions window (as seen below). 
-Most users can skip to the next section, but if you want further customizability,​ read ahead. ​+\\ Most users can skip to the next section, but if you want further customizability,​ read ahead. ​
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 This section specifies when to show the seedbox upload entry on the a links context menu, depending on the type of link you right click on. This section specifies when to show the seedbox upload entry on the a links context menu, depending on the type of link you right click on.
-The first option "​Switched on for files with the .torrent extension only" will trigger the upload entry only if the link is addressed directly to a torrent.+\\ The first option "​Switched on for files with the .torrent extension only" will trigger the upload entry only if the link is addressed directly to a torrent.
  
 "​Forced for all links" will show the entry regardless of what type of link it is. "​Forced for all links" will show the entry regardless of what type of link it is.
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 This portion is basic. When do you want to be notified of the plugins actions? This portion is basic. When do you want to be notified of the plugins actions?
-When it starts a download? When a download fails?+\\ When it starts a download? When a download fails?
  
 Or maybe you don't want any messages even when there is an error of some sort. Or maybe you don't want any messages even when there is an error of some sort.
-It's not recommended but you can deselect all of the checkmarks.+\\ It's not recommended but you can deselect all of the checkmarks.
  
 === rTorrent-specific options === === rTorrent-specific options ===
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 These settings only apply to rTorrent. These settings only apply to rTorrent.
-When enabled "​Upload without starting the torrent"​ will send the torrent to rTorrent but it will be inactive. +\\ When enabled "​Upload without starting the torrent"​ will send the torrent to rTorrent but it will be inactive. 
-This way, nothing will begin downloading in rTorrent, until you explicitly start it from the rTorrent client.+\\ This way, nothing will begin downloading in rTorrent, until you explicitly start it from the rTorrent client.
  
 When enabled "Edit labels before uploading"​ will allow you to give the torrent a label within rTorrent prior to uploading. When enabled "Edit labels before uploading"​ will allow you to give the torrent a label within rTorrent prior to uploading.
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 This option specifies the number (in seconds) that the server has to respond before the connection is cancelled. 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. +\\ The default of 15 is typically not problematic,​ but if you run into errors you can try increasing it. 
  
  
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 First step is to try an "​artificial"​ test, or a test that doesn'​t involve torrents. 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, highlight the seedbox we just entered and select **Test server**.  +\\ To do this return to the the seedbox configuration page, highlight the seedbox we just entered and select **Test server**.  
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 This is the result we're looking for. This is the result we're looking for.
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 Now for an actual test/​demonstration to verify that it's working. Now for an actual test/​demonstration to verify that it's working.
  
-First let's hit Save to make sure our configuration is saved.+First let's hit **Save** to make sure our 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. Go to your favorite torrent tracker, and right click on the download link of a torrent as seen below.
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-Select Upload to yourserver.xirvik.com.+Select ​**Upload to yourserver.xirvik.com**.
  
 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). 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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 Another upload method is to click on a torrent download link.  Another upload method is to click on a torrent download link. 
-Then select the option Upload to Xirvik and choose your server from the dropdown menu.+\\ Then select the option ​**Upload to Xirvik** and choose your server from the dropdown menu. 
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-Hit OK to send over the torrent!+Hit **OK** to send over the torrent!
  
 You know that the upload was successful if you recieve this message. You know that the upload was successful if you recieve this message.
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 Next, go to your seedbox client if you wish to double-check that the transfer actually went through. 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! ​+\\ Over time you'll learn to trust that the plugin sent it over without a problem! ​
  
 That ends the tutorial! That ends the tutorial!
-If you have any problems, feel free to contact us!+\\ If you have any problems, feel free to contact us!
  
 Thanks for choosing Xirvik. Thanks for choosing Xirvik.
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