Tuesday, March 5, 2013

What is the difference between Start and Force Start?

What's the difference between "Start" and "Force Start"?

  • Force Start is a way to start torrents to bypass queue settings and seeding priority settings. It will cause a torrent that would otherwise be queued to start downloading, regardless of how many other downloads are currently running. Forced torrents do not count towards the queue settings.
  • It can also be used to make torrents keep running/start in "Turn Off" hours with the scheduler. For example, if you set it to run 2 torrents max, but wanted to run a third, you could Force Start the third one. Or, if you had torrents set to stop at 150% share ratio, but wanted one to keep going, you could Force Start it and it would not stop at 150%.
  • You can make a torrent Force Start by right clicking on it, and choosing Force Start. This works regardless of it the torrent is stopped, queued, or started. To set it back to normal mode, right click on it and choose Start.