Nobody doubts that uTorrent is one of the best applications that exist to download torrent files . Both the client for Windows and Mac and for Android systems accumulate millions of downloads.
And the truth is that reasons are not lacking. To its many functions, we must add the fact that uTorrent is, above all, a free app, and with a very accessible and easy-to-use interface .
If you live under the stones and you still don't know it, we have created this post where we are going to reveal the main keys and secrets that uTorrent hides , which will help you understand why it is one of the most famous download programs. We started!
Make uTorrent download faster
While uTorrent works quite well with the default settings, you can always make a few minor adjustments to improve performance . In this particular case, we are going to make it download faster.
As a general rule, many file download programs have a function to limit bandwidth consumption. In this way, we prevent the downloading of files from affecting our Internet connection speed , and may annoy us when we are browsing or watching a movie online.
The downside is that this limit will make our downloads go slower. So, if we want to avoid this, and we are also willing to sacrifice bandwidth, we must verify that uTorrent does not have any limitation on the use of bandwidth activated .
To do this, we right-click on the torrent file to open a drop-down menu in which we must follow the following path: Assign Bandwidth> High> Set download limit> Unlimited .
We can also limit the bandwidth in a general way through the "Options" menu and accessing the "Preferences" menu. Finally, we go to the "Bandwidth" section and check that we do not have any established limits on download connections . It does not involve too many problems.
Don't download everything they offer you
Many times, the torrent files we download include filler files that we don't need 90% of the time. Among these types of files we usually find the installation instructions themselves, the subtitles of a movie, product images, and so on.
All this material will consume our equipment's storage capacity unnecessarily, and of course that is something we do not want . So, if we only need a specific file, uTorrent allows us to disable the download of the rest of the files that we do not want.
We just have to click on each of the attached files that appear inside the download folder to deactivate all those that are included in the download and we do not want .
Close uTorrent when you finish downloading
It has happened to us hundreds of times. We have to leave home urgently or we simply want to turn off the computer to go to sleep, but there is still a download to complete 100%. In such cases, it is best to schedule the automatic shutdown of the computer or the uTorrent program when all downloads are complete.
To do this, we will have to access the "Options" menu and choose one of the many options that appear in the drop-down : "Exit at the end of the downloads", "Hibernate", "Restart" or "Turn off the computer".
Any of them will allow us to program the system to turn off automatically at the end of the downloads , and thus remove the worry of being pending.
Did you know that there is a function that allows us to access our uTorrent downloads directly from a browser? Well, there is, and it is especially useful when we find a particularly succulent torrent file and we do not have the computer in front of us to start the download.
To do this, we just have to open the "Options" menu and then "Preferences". We will see a pop-up window with a sidebar full of actions. In this case we have to access the "Advanced" menu, where we can configure the "Web interface" function to access our downloads from any web browser .
Now we only have to activate the "Web interface" box and edit the different parameters such as our username and password, or the connectivity options.
Downloads from RSS
It is also possible to download material from RSS with uTorrent . We just have to open the "File" menu and choose the option "Add RSS feed".
Next, we must complete the information they ask us (RSS web address, file name), and choose if we want to download the elements automatically. Finally, we will see a pop-up window with all the information from the RSS feed.
We close the special with a good list of shortcuts that will allow you to navigate the application as true experts in the tool :
- Ctrl + Alt + up arrow: upload content in the download window
- Ctrl + Alt + down arrow: download content in the download window
- Ctrl + O: add a new torrent from a folder.
- Ctrl + U: add a new torrent from a link.
- Ctrl + N: create a new torrent.
- Ctrl + P: open the "Preferences" menu.
- Ctrl + R: open the RSS download menu.
- Ctrl + G: open the uTorrent configuration guide.
- F2: rename the selected torrent.
- F4: show uTorrent toolbar
- F5: show or hide the detailed information of the file
- F6: show the program status bar.
- F7: show the list of categories.
- Delete: delete the selected torrent.
- Shift + Delete: delete the selected torrent.
These are some of the best tricks to get the most out of this fantastic downloader. Each of them will allow you to handle it in a more fluid way and will help you improve the user experience with uTorrent.