qBittorrent 4.4.0 – Neowin

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January 7, 2022 6:06 PM EST

The qBittorrent project aims to provide a free software alternative to µtorrent. qBittorrent is an advanced, cross-platform BitTorrent client with a nice user interface as well as a web user interface for remote control and a built-in search engine. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible. qBittorrent is a truly Open Source project, and as such anyone can and should contribute.

Features of qBittorrent:

  • Polished µTorrent-like user interface
  • Well integrated and extensible search engine
  • Simultaneous search of the most famous BitTorrent search sites
  • Category-specific search queries (for example, books, music, movies)
  • All Bittorrent extensions
  • DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet / BitComet URI, …
  • Remote control via web user interface
  • Almost identical to the regular user interface, all in Ajax
  • Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
  • Torrent queue and prioritization
  • Selecting and prioritizing torrent content
  • Support UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding
  • Available in ~ 25 languages ​​(Unicode support)
  • Torrent maker
  • Advanced RSS support with download filters (including regex)
  • Bandwidth scheduler
  • IP filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
  • IPv6 Compliant
  • Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS / 2, FreeBSD

QBittorrent 4.4.0 Release Notes:


  • Windows 10+ users can also use the Qt6 version of the installer. Qt6 offers better HiDPI compatibility. Known issue: Progress bar text may have the wrong color or may not appear at all. You can upgrade to the standard version (based on Qt5) until it is resolved. The Qt6 version is little tested. The v4.4.x series will probably be the last to support Qt5 and therefore Windows 7 and 8. It will see releases at least until summer 2022.


  • An AppImage is now available. It uses the latest versions of Qt6, libtorrent, boost, openssl. It is created on Ubuntu 20.04 and should work on any other distro of similar age. It is not well tested. Ubuntu 20.04 is also removed from PPAs because it does not have the minimum required Qt5 version (5.15.2). The AppImage should cover all remaining users on this version.


  • The builds will be uploaded in the next few days. This entry will be updated to contain relevant information, so check back here as well.

QBittorrent 4.4.0 changelog:

  • FEATURE: Support for torrents v2 with support for libtorrent 2.0.x (glassez, Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Qt6 support (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Expose libtorrent hash_threads parameters (Anton Bershanskiy)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: addition of the option “Notification expiration time” (kevtechxx)
  • FEATURE: Add connection_speed to advanced settings (Chocobo1)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Notify all trackers if the IP has changed (# 15001) (zhuangzi926)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Add tooltip for various columns (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add context menu to toggle content tab columns (# 15164) (AbeniMatteo)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Add “Verification” filter to the side panel (# 15166) (AbeniMatteo)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Add the state “Forced download of metadata” (# 15185) (AbeniMatteo)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Remember last page viewed in Options dialog (# 15230) (Chocobo1)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Add a tooltip to the listening port spinbox (Chocobo1)
  • FEATURE: Add option “Skip hash check” for watched folders (gloss)
  • FEATURE: added a double-click action “Show torrent options” (gloss)
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Allow setting of temporary folder by torrent / category (glassez)
  • FEATURE: Support for folder-based UI themes (Prince Gupta)
  • FIX: Save “resume data” after file priority is changed (gloss)
  • FIX: Show priority menu at top level if there is no other in Add New Torrent (FozzeY) dialog
  • BUGFIX: Capitalize descriptions of “flags of peers” (Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Rearrange Peer Flags (Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Show value of “last activity” under all circumstances (Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Elide text from right for header of all columns (smigii)
  • FIX: Fixed starting with different profiles (jagannatharjun)
  • FIX: Move some actions from torrent context menu in “Torrent options” dialog (thalieht)
  • FIX: Allow deselection of radio buttons in “Torrent options” for mixed torrents (thalieht)
  • FIX: Correctly apply file priority changes (a-sum-duma, Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Use the correct string for Korean language (OctopusET)
  • FIX: Disable ‘Add Peers’ menu items instead of hiding them (Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Disable system tray icon menu when app quits (Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Show GUI lock icon after initializing system tray icon (Chocobo1)
  • FIX: Apply selected layout to torrent content displayed in “Add New Torrent” dialog box (gloss)
  • WEBUI: add source IP resolution of reverse proxy (# 15047) (HiFiPhile)
  • WEBUI: Support for navigating UI tables with arrow keys (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Support for expanding / collapsing UI folders with arrow keys (Thomas Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: Support for sorting UI tables via touch (# 15205) (Tom Piccirello)
  • WEBUI: add coin progress bar to General tab (Jesse Smick)
  • WEBUI: Update the authors page (Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: set the icon size attribute (Daniel Aleksandersen)
  • WEBUI: add the name of the meta-application (Daniel Aleksandersen)
  • WEBUI: sort WebUI language selection values ​​(Chocobo1)
  • WEBUI: Use correct URL scheme in user prompt when HTTPS is enabled (Chocobo1)
  • RSS: place the unread line at the top of the list of RSS feeds (Prince Gupta)
  • RSS: Correctly use fallback icons for RSS feed in GUI (jagannatharjun)
  • SEARCH: add context menu for tabs in search widget (# 14926) (Anton)
  • SEARCH: add more download options to torrent search results context menu (a-sum-duma)
  • WINDOWS: Added support for Windows-clang (# 15115) (Biswapriyo Nath)
  • WINDOWS: update url of python installer for Windows (xavier2k6)
  • WINDOWS: NSIS: Update Simplified Chinese Translation (Losiki)
  • LINUX: extend the waiting time for the shutdown of qbittorrent-nox (Chocobo1)
  • LINUX: Install the vector program icon (Chocobo1)
  • LINUX: Added detection for OpenBSD, Haiku in configure script (Chocobo1)
  • MACOS: update Mac icons for Big Sur (17jiangz1)
  • EXPERIMENTAL: Setting to store / load fastresume / torrent files in an SQLite database (gloss)
  • OTHER: Lots of internal code refactorings and bug fixes by many people

To download: qBittorrent 4.4.0 (64 bits) | qBittorrent Windows x64 (qt6) | ~ 30.0 MB (Open Source)
To download: qBittorrent 4.4.0 (32 bits) | 26.6 MB
See: QBittorrent home page | Other operating systems

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