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Context menu profiles and show the add dialog before starting compression



  • I customized some of the profiles shown on the context menu, but when i rightclick files or folders and choose the profile the compression start without the option to change any of the settings. That make the profiles pretty useless for me since i almost always need to set the filename manually. So i always end up using the “Compress with options…”.
    I would like a checkbox for each profile where i can select to show the “Add” dialog before the compression start. That way i can change some of the defaults for the profile if i prefer like the filename. WinRAR is an example of a compression utility with this feature.

    -gan


  • Alpha Testers

    interesting point…
    I always wanted to be able to add custom profiles to the context menu after creating them but the guys here reckoned it’s a very complex task to cater for every conceivable combination.



  • @moles42:

    interesting point…
    I always wanted to be able to add custom profiles to the context menu after creating them but the guys here reckoned it’s a very complex task to cater for every conceivable combination.

    Yes i would like that too and that’s another request i got in another thread. This one is easier though since i would just like the option to show the “Add” dialog before the compression start so i can change the filename. The current version of PA the context menu entries start the compression right away without the option to change any of the settings before the compression start.


  • conexware

    @gan:

    Yes i would like that too and that’s another request i got in another thread. This one is easier though since i would just like the option to show the “Add” dialog before the compression start so i can change the filename. The current version of PA the context menu entries start the compression right away without the option to change any of the settings before the compression start.

    whats the difference between that and compress + options?



  • @spwolf:

    whats the difference between that and compress + options?

    Well i can give you an example. When using WinRAR i create a profile with the settings i want and remove the check for “Immediate execution”. So when i want to compress some files/folders i select the files/folders, rightlick and choose the profile from the context menu and then just change the filename/path unless i’m happy with the default filename/path.

    When i want to do the same using PA to create a 7-zip archive i select the files/folder, rightclick and choose compress with options, click 7-zip, select another profile i created for 7-zip and then change the filename/path. It’s not like it’s a lot more work, but more steps instead of just selecing 7-zip from the context menu and see the “Add” dialog before the compression start where my default settings for 7-zip are selected already.

    If i change the profile “ShellExt: 7-ZIP default” to the settings i prefer those settings will not be the default settings when i choose “Compress with options” and click the 7-ZIP ratio button even if the profile field says “7-ZIP default”. Wouldn’t it make sense that the “ShellExt: 7-ZIP default” profile will be the default for 7-ZIP even when using the “Compress with options”?

    Don’t get me wrong i think PA is great with many features. I just think it could be enhanced a bit to make it easier to use with fewer steps and better options to customize the profiles.


  • conexware

    @gan:

    Don’t get me wrong i think PA is great with many features. I just think it could be enhanced a bit to make it easier to use with fewer steps and better options to customize the profiles.

    apsolutely, forums are here for your input, and we love it 😉


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