Changing shell extension defaults?



  • I take it from an earlier thread we can’t just outright change the default values for a type, we have to create a new “profile”.

    If that’s true, how do we get shell extension context menus to apply these profiles instead of the defaults? (Compress to xyz.zip, Compress to xzy.7z, etc).



  • Basically, you cannot. Shell extensions do not use the compression profiles.
    However, in PA you can change the compression option(s) to the required settings and close PA; it then uses these new “default” settings in the shell options
    @Cyber:

    I take it from an earlier thread …

    Was that mine? This “workaround” is described there.
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1254



  • I tried this:
    Select a folder and go to "Compress + Options"
    Change 7zip options and Go
    Once it finishes, click same folder and do Compress to 7zip.
    Wait for it to finish again.

    …but the folder sizes are different. Clearly not using the same settings as I configured.



  • @Cyber:

    I tried this:
    Select a folder and go to "Compress + Options"
    Change 7zip options and Go
    Once it finishes, click same folder and do Compress to 7zip.
    Wait for it to finish again.

    …but the folder sizes are different. Clearly not using the same settings as I configured.

    The “default” options are set within PA application - not via shell. So you have to do the compression (once) within PA first and set the options there.

    But you are correct, I just tried this using a folder of text files and my results are :-

    Within PA
    7z Normal - archive 333 KB (341,745 bytes)
    Then via shell - archive 283 KB (290,426 bytes)

    Checking within PA
    7z Max - archive 332 KB (340,986 bytes)
    7z Ultra - archive 332 KB (340,987 bytes)
    7z Ultra + PPMD - archive 265 KB (271,713 bytes)
    Then via shell again - archive 283 KB (290,426 bytes)

    So I cannot tell which settings are used via shell menu
    😕


  • conexware

    PA uses predefined settings for -> compress to test.format. Settings are currently only saved for option screen.

    9.6 here we come!



  • Does that mean we are about ready to start alpha testing the new version? 😃 😃 😃

    Or maybe we should give Ivan the weekend off before we expect PA 9.6? 😉



  • @amh209:

    Does that mean we are about ready to start alpha testing the new version? 😃 😃 😃

    Or maybe we should give Ivan the weekend off before we expect PA 9.6? 😉

    Note to Ivan - Sorry, I don’t have too much free time this week.
    But if you manage next alpha on Friday then I can do testing over this weekend and will even have more time next weekend :p

    Note: we really need an :evil: smiley


  • conexware

    Give Ivan free weekend and you will have more than 9.6;)


  • conexware

    @ivan:

    Give Ivan free weekend and you will have more than 9.6;)

    tick, tock, tick, tock…

    🙂



  • @spwolf:

    tick, tock, tick, tock…

    🙂

    tock, tick, tock, tick
    😃


 

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