Tixati - BitTorrent client

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Re: Tixati

#16 Post by smaragdus » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:22 am

@webfork
How frequently does it appear?
Not very frequently- once a month or so. To be more precise I will count from today on.

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Re: Tixati 2.43

#17 Post by Midas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:55 am

smaragdus wrote:Tixati is a kind of nag-ware:

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Dunno why, but your image is not showing embedded by my side -- I had to copy and paste its URL... :?

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Re: Tixati

#18 Post by smaragdus » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:41 am

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Dunno why, but your image is not showing embedded by my side -- I had to copy and paste its URL... :?
Really? I see my embedded screen-shot just right. Does this problem persist? Have you tried a different browser? Can you provide a screen-shot of how you see my embedded image? This is strange.

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Tixati - stealth?

#19 Post by zorro » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:33 pm

Tixati is not stealth - it registers Magnet-Links, Torrents and something like "dsc" in the Registry. Not a big deal-breaker, but not completely stealth.

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Re: Tixati - stealth

#20 Post by smaragdus » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:53 am

Tixati is not stealth - it registers Magnet-Links, Torrents and something like "dsc" in the Registry. Not a big deal-breaker, but not completely stealth.
I disagree- I use Tixati as a secondary torrent client and it has registered nothing to registry:

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Tixati registers torrent, magnet and dsc links only if the user chooses so.

More- there is an option "Revert association on exit in portable mode" which can be checked if one has registered associations with Tixati.

So I consider Tixati portable and stealth.

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If you are reading this post, please check it yourself and if you confirm what I wrote above, please revert Tixati database entry back to "Stealth".

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Re: Tixati - donation nag

#21 Post by smaragdus » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:38 pm

I spotted the donation nag for the first time on 2016.09.17.
On 2016.11.10 (yesterday) I saw the same donation nag again.

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Re: Tixati - donation nag

#22 Post by webfork » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:11 pm

smaragdus wrote:I spotted the donation nag for the first time on 2016.09.17.
On 2016.11.10 (yesterday) I saw the same donation nag again.
Think it's nagging once every ~2 months or perhaps based on usage?

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Re: Tixati

#23 Post by smaragdus » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:51 pm

@webfork
Think it's nagging once every ~2 months or perhaps based on usage?
I cannot be certain, I can only say that between these two nags Tixati had been running almost all the time.

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Re: Tixati - donation nag

#24 Post by smaragdus » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:03 pm

The reminder popped up on 2016.12.29 again. So roughly this nag appears in 45-60 days.

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Re: Tixati - donation nag

#25 Post by webfork » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:02 pm

smaragdus wrote:The reminder popped up on 2016.12.29 again. So roughly this nag appears in 45-60 days.
Good to know. It does make me wonder: if something only bugs me once every 1-2 months with an ad or a nag, is it still nagware/adware?

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Re: Tixati - donation nag

#26 Post by smaragdus » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:49 pm

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webfork wrote:
smaragdus wrote:The reminder popped up on 2016.12.29 again. So roughly this nag appears in 45-60 days.
Good to know. It does make me wonder: if something only bugs me once every 1-2 months with an ad or a nag, is it still nagware/adware?
For me Tixati is nagware but it is tolerable.

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Re: Tixati - BitTorrent client

#27 Post by zorro » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:15 am

I also had this reminder, however only once - it's not really "naggy". Regarding the (portable) alternatives, Tixati in my opinion is by far the best torrent-client.

It's not stealth though - registers torrent- and magnet-links and "dsc" (?).
In my launcher you can see the entries it creates:

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@echo off
start /wait "" "tixati_Windows64bit.exe"
REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.torrent" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dsc" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\magnet" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\tixati.torrent" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.torrent" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\dsc" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\magnet" /f
REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\tixati.torrent" /f
exit

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Re: Tixati - BitTorrent client

#28 Post by Midas » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:16 pm

Once a month or over is not a nag in my book, only a reminder (compare with the missus for scale... ;)).

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