How to open a magnet link with the Chrome browser on GNU/Linux

Prerequisites: xdg-utils

When clicking a magnet link, the Chrome (or Chromium) browser will launch an external application to handle the link (remember it’s a URI, hence the external protocol request message). Anyhow, if your system doesn’t have an application associated with magnet links, then the result will be no action at all. spam adverts on Android devices

What should have been a few relaxing minutes with (non Dana White approved) MMA related news on my Nexus 4, was soon to be turned into a browser hijacking battle courtesy of