This page explains all the menu items available in Vuze 4.5 in its classic Azureus interface.
The contents of the corresponding Vuze mode menus are shown at the end of this page.
With this menu, which is only available on Mac computers, you can control the adding and removal of torrents to your active list in the Torrents tab of the main view. These are only shortcuts to menu items also available via the other menus.
- About Azureus shows the usual informations about the application. (Alternatively reachable via Help Menu)
- Preferences... shows the Options
- Configuration Wizard... starts the configuration wizard, which guides you through the most important setup steps. (Alternatively reachable via Tools Menu)
- NAT / Firewall Test allows you to quickly check wheter or not your firewall and NAT settings are correct. If your client fails this test, you may want to have a look at the connectivity chapter of the Initial Setup Guide or at the FAQ page about NAT problems. (Alternatively reachable via Tools Menu)
- Restart Azureus will quit and restart the Azureus client. (Alternatively reachable via File Menu)
- Services is a standard Mac OS X menu and not available in Azureus.
- Hide Azureus hides the Azureus window
- Hide Others hides all windows except Azureus
- Show All restores all hidden windows
- Quit Azureus will exit Azureus. (Alternatively reachable via File Menu>Exit)
Under this menu you can control the adding and removal of torrents to your active list in the "My Torrents" tab of the main view. Furthermore, you can close windows, tabs, details and download bars and restart or exit Azureus.
- New Torrent ... lets you create a new torrent from a file or a directory. To do this you need a file (or directory) you want to distribute and a tracker to host the torrent. If you already have a tracker you will need its URL. If you don’t have a tracker, you can use the Azureus’ embedded tracker, which can be configured in the tracker options.
- Open lets you open torrent files in two different ways:
- Torrent File ... opens a torrent file either locally or from a URL. It is also possible to open all torrents stored in a folder.
- Torrent File ... (tracking only) opens a torrent for tracking only and thus does only the connection management for other clients (no download/upload of the actual content).
- Share an existing file by seeding and tracking it - by default this uses decentralized tracking so no further configuration is required. See Sharing (and also Personal_Shares)
- File ... share a single file.
- Folder ... share a complete folder.
- Folder Contents ... share all the files of a selected folder.
- Folder Contents ... (Recursive) share all the files and subfolders of a selected folder and so on.
- Import XML torrent... lets you import a torrent in XML format.
- Export XML torrent... lets you export a torrent in XML format.
- Close Window closes the Azureus window but doesn't exit the application.
- Close All Details closes all detaild torrent descriptions.
- Close All Download Bars closes all open download bars.
- Restart Vuze will quit and restart the Azureus/Vuze client.
- Exit will quit Azureus/Vuze.
Under this menu you can control the adding and removal of torrents to your active list in the "My Torrents" tab
- Start All Starts/Resumes downloading all the torrents you have in your "My Torrents" tab.
- Stop All Stops downloading all the torrents you have in your "My Torrents" tab.
- Pause Pauses downloading the currently selected torrent.
- Resume Resumes downloading the currently selected torrent.
Under this menu you can control the active torrents or get more information regarding them.
Please note that in Vuze mode, this menu is available only as a context menu of a torrent (Right-click a torrent in My library).
You can start, stop and remove torrents, force a re-check of pieces, and also adjust advanced options (like torrent-specific speed limits, location of data files etc.)
The main display window of Azureus has tabs in it to allow it to show different aspects of the activity of the BitTorrent client. The options under this menu item allow you to add four tabs to your display. These tabs can then be removed from the display by clicking on the 'x' on the right hand end of the tab you wish to close. You may find some of these tabs already displayed by default when you open Azureus.
- My Torrents creates a tab in the main display which allows you to see which torrents are known to the client and what activity is going on with that torrent. This is the basic view that usually shows when Azureus is first opened.
- My Tracker creates a tab to display the activity of any tracker you may have set up. You will not have any information here unless you have set up to files. There is a seperate wiki page on hosting torrents.
- My Classic-Shares creates a tab that displays information on the torrents you are sharing using your tracker.
- Toolbar hides the icon toolbar if unchecked.
- Transfers Bar opens a small toolbar providing overview to activity.
- All Peers opens a view showing detailed info for all peers in all activie torrents.
- IP Filters Shows all the IPs that have been blocked due to IP filters or having sent bad data.
- Console Allows you to see any activity logging messages that may help understand some aspects of the current client activity. You have to turn on logging in the options.
- Statistics Allows an in depth look at recent activity for the client as a whole. The tab comes with five sub-displays which are selectable within the tab by clicking the sub-display name. The sub displays are:
- Activity Gives recent info about the internet connection workload graphically
- Transfers Gives summary info on the internet connection workload
- Cache Gives information about the local cache usage
- Distributed database Gives information on the DDB activity.
- Vivaldi Gives information on the 'distance' of peers from your client
For further information have a look at the statistics page.
- NAT / Firewall Test Allows you to quickly check whether or not your firewall and NAT settings are alright. If your client fails this test, you may want to have a look at the connectivity chapter of the Initial Setup Guide or at the FAQ page about NAT problems.
- Speed Test... Starts a speed test using the BitTorrent protocol to measure the upload and download capacities of you network, up to a limit of 500 kBytes/sec. See the Speed Test FAQ for details.
- Configuration Wizard... Starts the configuration wizard, which guides you throught the most important setup steps.
- Options... Opens the options tab. This tab is described in-depth on the Options page.
With this menu you can access the individual plugin logs as well as install and uninstall the plugins that give added functionality to Azureus. Some of the plugins come as standard, some will have been chosen by you to add certain desired features. Explanations of what the standard plugins do is covered in the Plugins page. Explanations of how the non-standard installation plugins work and what they do is on the Other Plugins page.
You can select one of the standard plugins from this menu and it will create a tab in the main display window for that plugin. The tab will display the log of activity by that plugin and allow you to clear the log display if you want to.
- Installation Wizard This allows you to install a plugin you have already downloaded or to scan the Azureus site list and select and install one or many plugins you choose from a list. This may require a restart of the application depending upon the plugin.
- Uninstallation Wizard Removes plugins from the Azureus application. This may require a restart of teh application depending upon the plugin.
If you need in-depth information about the plugins, have a look at the plugins page.
- About Vuze shows the usual informations about the application.
- About Health shows the description of the smiley icons:
- Release Notes provides an overview of the news in the release of Azureus.
- What's New opens the official changelog of the release in your browser.
- Community Wiki opens the Main Page of the Azureus Wiki in your browser.
- Get Plugins opens the overview of available plugins in your browser.
- Check for Updates... checks for newer versions of the client and the plugins. If there are any you can download them directly with Azureus.
- Join beta program... if you are interested to use the newest beta versions instead of only the release versions.
- Make a Donation if you are satisfied with Azureus to ensure its development.
- Generate Debug Info generates debug info to hand in with a bug report.
Debug menu is only shown in beta versions of Vuze.
The menus in Vuze mode, which is currently the default mode for new users, look a bit different.
- Note: The "HD Networks" and "Publish" menus were removed in Vuze version 4.3.
File menu contains items for opening new torrents and starting/stopping downloads.
View menu controls the main aspects of the Vuze user interface.
Community menu offers helpful links for more information.
Tools menu helps you to view additional views for controlling Vuze and getting more information. It also offers access to plugins.
Debug menu is visible only in "beta" versions of Vuze.
Help menu contains help links and tools for diagnosing problems (like NAT test and Speed test). It also contains links for joining the Beta program and for Vuze Plus activation.
- Generate Debug Info can be used for sending debug logs to the developers.
The "Torrent" menu accessible in the old Azureus interface is presented in Vuze only as a context menu for the torrent. It offers lots of useful functions.