Deluge BitTorrent Client 2.0.5 Released with Automatic Clipboard Detection

The Deluge BitTorrent client got an update after more than 2 years of development by releasing v2.0.4 and then v2.0.5 with a quick fix.

Deluge is a lightweight, free and open-source, and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Python. It uses libtorrent library and features full encryption, GTK, Web and console UI. And, it has a daemon package to run as a system service, allowing user to control remotely over the web.

The latest Deluge 2.0.5 was released a few days ago, introduced automatic detection of clipboard for the GTK UI. When you copied torrent URL or magnet link, the app will automatically open the link on focus, allowing to start downloading with a single mouse click.

Automatic detect URL from clipboard and open the dialog to start downloading

It also added menu option “View -> Tabs -> Position” to change the tabs (e.g., Status, Details, Options, Tracker) to top, left, right, or left side of window bottom.

Other changes in Deluge 2.0.5 (and 2.0.4) include:

  • Hide pygame community banner in console.
  • Add menu option to copy magnet URI for Web UI.
  • Add country flag alt/title for accessibility for Web UI.
  • Add workaround libtorrent 2.0 file_progress error
  • Fix Python 3.8 compatibility
  • Various bug-fixes.

How to Install Deluge 2.0.5 in Ubuntu via PPA:

The app provides source tarball, Windows, macOS, and Linux packages available to download at its website.

For Ubuntu / Linux Mint based systems, an official Ubuntu PPA is available with supports for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Ubuntu 21.10, and next Ubuntu 22.04.

1.) Add the Deluge PPA

Either press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or search for and open terminal from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/stable

Type user password when it asks (no visual feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Install or upgrade Deluge BitTorrent Client:

If you’ve an old version installed on your system, use ‘Software Updater’ or Update Manager to upgrade the package to the latest:

Or, run command in terminal to check updates and install the client:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install deluge

The command will install the app with GTK user interface. For daemon (run as service), web UI, or console UI, install deluged, deluge-web, deluge-console package instead.

Uninstall / Downgrade Deluge:

For any reason, you may purge the Ubuntu PPA which also downgrade installed packages to the stock version in Ubuntu universe repository:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:deluge-team/stable

Or remote the BitTorrent client by running command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove deluge*

Without purging the PPA, you may manage it via “Software & Updates” tool under “Other Software” tab.