Context menu items (add .zipx menu)



  • I tried to search this forum, but couldn’t find anything related to my question so i’m sorry if it already been covered and i missed it.

    I would like to be able to add two context menu entries for creating zip/zipx files. One that says: Compress to “something.zip” (for the compatible .zip format).
    The other should be: Compress to “something.zipx” (for the optimized .zipx format). Is this possible to have both entries? So far i have only found the option to have either zip or zipx since i cannot find a way to have more then one entry for the zip/zipx format on the context menu.

    Even better would have been the ability to create custom context menu entries like when using Winrar. Then i could have created as many context entries that i want, with custom names and customize each of them just the way i prefer. I assume this is currently not possible either or did i completely miss this feature as well?

    Since i cannot have both zip and zipx as context menu entries at the same time i have the compatible zip format as default so i have the options Compress to “something.zip” on the context menu. Then i created a profile for zipx as well and when i want to create a zipx file i’ll select Compress with options… on the context menu and then select the profile i created for creating zipx files. When i select the profile i created for creating zipx files the method change to “Optimized (.zipx)” in the GUI which is correct, but the file created still have the extention .zip. Shouldn’t the file have the extention .zipx in this case? If i select Compress with options… and select .zipx in the method dropdown box instead of selecting the profile i created (that actually do the same thing) then it seems to work fine and the file created have the .zipx extention. Not sure if this is by design or a bug, but if by design i find that design hard to understand.

    -gan


  • conexware

    thank you for your suggestion, quite smart…

    … other thing you could call an issue, but i can not separate your post in two, so in the future please one issue/wish per thread so we can properly keep a watch on them…



  • Ok sorry about that. I’ll keep one wish/issue for each post in the future. Thanks for your reply and hope this feature will be added to a future version.

    -gan


  • Alpha Testers

    I’ve wanted the ability to use custom profiles on the context menu for some time but the team said it was too complicated to do so.



  • @moles42:

    I’ve wanted the ability to use custom profiles on the context menu for some time but the team said it was too complicated to do so.

    I didn’t know, but i hope they will reconsider adding this feature even if it’s complicated. Winrar added this feature in version 3.80 and i think that’s one of the greatest enhancement in the recent past for this kind of program. I just create the profiles i need and add those to the context menu and it’s customized just the way i want it to be. Would have been awesome to see this feature in PA as well.

    -gan


  • Alpha Testers

    @gan:

    I just create the profiles i need and add those to the context menu and it’s customized just the way i want it to be. Would have been awesome to see this feature in PA as well.

    I couldn’t agree more…there’s probably only a handful of additional profile options I’d use/need in the context menu but I’d see it as a huge bonus.


  • conexware

    it is simple if we do it quick and it is complicated if we take in account all of the features that PA has…

    … adding additional .zipx which you can then configure with compression profiles is not complicated at all.



  • @spwolf:

    it is simple if we do it quick and it is complicated if we take in account all of the features that PA has…

    … adding additional .zipx which you can then configure with compression profiles is not complicated at all.

    I don’t know what the sourcecode of PA look’s like and how it’s done so might be harder to implement than what i think it is, but the way i see it then the custom context menu entry should be linked to a profile. So you have to create a profile and give it a name. Then choose that the profile should be shown as a entry in the context menu.

    The feature to create custom profiles is already implemented in PA so the next part would be a feature to select that the profile name should be shown on the context menu. When selecting some files/folder, rightclick and choose a entry from the context menu then PA should compress using the settings from the profile.
    It would have also been nice with a setting for the profile to choose if the compression should start immediately or if the compression dialog should be shown before the compression start. The dialog box should in this case be shown with the right settings for the profile already set, but give you the option to change some settings like the filename that i prefer to set manually in most cases.

    As i said it might be harder to implement than i’m aware of, but sounds doable:)

    Anyway a extra setting for zipx would be very nice, but the option to create custom context menu entries would be great so i hope this will be considered for a future version. I think that would be a great enhancement for a new major version of PA somewhere in the future.


  • Alpha Testers

    well it certainly gets my vote ‘gan’…no matter what the outcome…:)


  • conexware

    i am sure we can work something out 😉



  • @spwolf:

    i am sure we can work something out 😉

    Sounds great. Looking forward to whatever that might be:)


 

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