Firefox is a great browser, it really is. But I find that Opera just works better. I know that it isn’t open source, but it just has the features that I want. Plus, anyone that does research owes it to themselves to use Opera.
Although Opera tends to have sane defaults, I find its built in torrent handler to be useless. I poked around numerous places and never figured out a way to disable it. I hadn’t even took the time to Google for a solution. Well this morning I found it and man was it easy.
In your address bar enter in
opera:config and press enter. Expand the BitTorrent section and then uncheck Enable. Done.