Newbie pls help - cant get app to search

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dannybear
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Newbie pls help - cant get app to search

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Hi guys and gals,
Newbie here and to the torrent world here.
I just downloaded and have the app, I'm up and running. my problem is the search page is frozen

is there an activation that needs to occur to use the application ??

Thanks gang
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Peter
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Re: Newbie pls help - cant get app to search

Post by Peter »

You have to install Python to make it work. But the program should tell you that, and prompt you to download Python. So interesting that didn't happen for you. Is it the same if you close it and start qBittorrent again, and try to open search?

This install step should happen before you even see the search part appear.
It's also possible that you have a "broken" Python installation on your machine.

If you don't really use Python, you can close qBittorrent, uninstall Python, start qBittorrent again and see if it prompts you. Maybe a restart is needed too after uninstall, so it completely cleans itself up.

If at this point it still won't work, you can grab it from here: https://www.python.org/downloads/
qBittorrent installs the 3.8 version automatically.

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qBittorrent/src/gui/mainwindow.cpp:    // Download python
qBittorrent/src/gui/mainwindow.cpp:    const auto installerURL = u"https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.10/python-3.8.10-amd64.exe"_qs;
qBittorrent/src/gui/mainwindow.cpp:    const auto installerURL = u"https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.10/python-3.8.10.exe"_qs;
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