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Yes, I could keep both sets of torrents in the same client, and I have done so in the past without issue, but I would like to segregate them.  This allows me to customize the columns in each instance differently.

My "dual" setup works, it would just be nice if the process of setting it up was more user friendly.  I spent quite a bit of time searching for ways to allow two installations on the same machine, then it occurred to me that I could probably use a second account, then I talked with some folks in my private tracker's IRC, then I tested various methods of launching programs, then I tested my theory with one small torrent successfully, then I finally imported all of my torrents to the new user's installation... it was a long, lightly-documented process.

I want to keep my private tracker torrents (which I care about greatly, and want my interface focused on upload stats) segregated from my public tracker torrents (which I don't care about as much and want my interface focused on downloading stats).

I tried running the portable version of qbittorrent, but it failed because the installed version was running.

I resorted to this solution:  Running qbittorrent as a different user.

This is accomplished by first creating a new LIMITED local user account (be sure to give it a password, otherwise you're opening yourself up for easy security risks) then creating a shortcut to qbittorrent.exe and editing the Target field to match: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:SECONDARYUSER /savecred "C:\Program Files\qBittorrent\qbittorrent.exe" (replacing SECONDARYUSER with your new account's username of course).

The first time you double-click the icon, you'll be prompted for your new account's password.  The /savecred switch will remember this password and won't ask you again.  (This may be a security risk too... I'm actually not sure how or where the password is saved... that's why I definitely recommend the new account NOT be an administrator.)

I then put this shortcut in my Startup folder in the Start Menu.

Unfortunately, whenever I log on, I see a very brief command prompt window pop up while the Runas.exe application launches qbittorrent.  This brief box is annoying, and that's why I'm making this post, but the method described still technically works great.  I keep the qbittorrent instance launched from my secondary account open at all times, since it has my private torrents and I launch qbittorrent normally from the taskbar or by clicking a magnet link. 

It would be nice to allow the user to have two instances installed and open at once.  Maybe make an option in the Advanced settings to "Allow multiple instances."

Thank you!

Suggestions / Re: Can't read (and generally hate) captchas
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:11:04 PM »
I found it funny that even on January 13th, I still had to enter "2018" as the answer to the question: "What year is it?"

I agree that the captchas are quite annoying.  They're exceptionally difficult to read and the audio option isn't very clear either.  At least I'm able to post... usually after a few attempts...

Suggestions / Center, Left-Align or Right-Align Column Text
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:08:47 PM »
Clementine music player implements the mechanic by right-clicking a column header.  foobar2000 and Directory Opus use an internal menu.

Even if the options were just added into the Advanced section, or even if I have to modify a .ini file manually... I would love this functionality.  The layout in which I prefer my columns looks extremely ugly - some pairs of columns are scrunched together and some pairs of columns have huge blank gaps between them.

Please and thank you!

Screenshots of aforementioned programs:

Suggestions / Re: Dark Theme
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:43:43 PM »
Just use a custom visual style...

I use Placebo Ashtray from SolMiler, found on deviantArt.

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