I prefer to use light themes, and when, for example, I have set up my main archive screen to be Classic Toolbar with Blizzard Blue, files in the archive are highlighted (no checkboxes, full row select) with white text on grey background. They are easy to see .
However, in the Add screens, the files and folders are black type upon a pale blue background, which is not so readily visible, especially when highlighting separate files in lists with Ctrl/Click for addition. It would be ideal if the backgrounds to files in these screens could be set to mimic the highlighting of those in the main archive window.
I have tried experimenting with different themes and settings for skins, toolbars and so forth, but, unless I’ve missed something, none seem to give me the effect I want.
It would really make me happy if you put .BH in the Windows 11 context menu. I know it’s in the “More Options” section, but this would make it more convenient. Don’t know why the option to add it to the menu isn’t there in the first place. P-L-E-A-S-E ??? :) Thanks You!
In Windows 11 a new explorer context menu is introduced.
The “old” context menu may still be accessed through an additional mouse click, to reach the PowerArchiver context menu functions, but this isn’t comfortable at all.
Could you add PowerArchiver items to the first level (and ideally disable the Windows native ZIP entry)
I’d like to propose an improvement for password protected archives.
Actual behavior is:
If I open an archive, which is password protected and make a typo in the password dialog, I’ll get the message, that the password was wrong and I end up with an empty window. I need to reopen the archive to be able to enter the password again.
Tell me, that the password was wrong and give me the chance to enter the correct password to decrypt the archive.
I know I have been asking for this feature some time ago, but as nothing has changed let me ask again:
The ZIPX-format offers an algorithm, that compresses JPEG-files by about 20-30%. Please add compression (packing) support for this in ZIPX-archives to Powerarchiver. Extraction of JPEGs packed into ZIPX by this algorithm is already supported by Powerarchiver for a long time, so it should not be difficult? Or is it a licensing problem?
I’d like to suggest, that the correct archive type is (always) selected, when adding files by drag & drop to an archive.
This is already happening if the archive has the correct extension. For example, if I’m adding files to test.zip, zip will be selected. If I’m adding files to test.7z, 7z will be selected as format in “Add dialog”.
But this won’t be working, if the archive has not the “right” extension.
So XPI files (Firefox addons) for example are ZIP files. PowerArchiver opens them without any problems, but if I try to add file by drag & drop, PowerArchiver won’t auto select “ZIP”, but use the last selected archive format, while PowerArchiver already knows, that I’m trying to add files to a ZIP.
I love this, only there is one problem. The UAC elevation feature does not extend to Mount Image option in the add-on software PA provided. It is most annoying whenever I am on highest UAC settings and I mount an ISO, every time I open and create a virtual drive UAC appears. I also do not want to completely disable UAC.
Is adding UAC elevation for mount image feature possible?
PA - Convertion Idea's
We have been asked to come up with some idea’s, suggestions or fix requests to keep PowerArchiver ahead of those pesky competitor’s.
One Idea I thought about last night was based on something i see being done, and do myself in the office enviroment. However, it never dawned on me until Drazen asked us to think about the convert tool.
So here is my 1st idea, suggestions and wish!
A simple “Group Content” checkbox within the “Convert Archive” UserForm.
What this would do “automatically” would on selection of file / folders that contained existing archives ie Zip’s, RAR’s, 7zips, CAB’s etc the user basically wanted to extract them all and covert under one format keeping the folder structure.
ie say you have a Archive called “Master Reports.zip” and in that two archives called “reports 1.zip” and “reports 2.7z” the reports 1 zip was compacted early in the year using old methods and the reports 2 using early 7z standards.
The user want’s to use the latest ultra compression 7zip, paf, rar, zip methods for that entire File / Folder on all archives and make them into one with the existing archives made as folder’s instead.
ie “Master Reports.7z” and two folders “Reports 1”, “Reports 2” no longer different formats but compressed under one yet keeping same file header formats.
I could tweak this with some more additional idea’s but want to know if you like the idea 1st. Because it isnt an impossible process to make. The tick box is basically telling PA to unzip all archive’s into a folder structure then archive on the method selected by user.
Ok, just a quick note on the above request.
I need to see the option to “Test & Delete old Archive”, So when dealing with large archive’s within archive’s being able to ensure it has been completed without error and clearing out the old one would be great.
Another suggestion would be to provide some of the same options in the “Add” dialog you get when creating new archives via “Compress To –> Compress with options…”.
Because in many way, you are actually creating a brand new archive by converting another.
So ideally, you could just copy over the Drop Down’s and checkbox’s code from that “add screen” to the compile one.
So options such as like
1. Encription “drop down” & Checkbox on Encrypt Filenames.
2. Encrypt archive to .Pae
3. Open after completion
4. Send (Email, FTP, Burn)
5. Multiple Spanning…
No Profile support? :-)
No Profile support? :-)
Well… its about time you came up with something :D
Yes, throw that in aswell. I cant be the only one with the ideas. ;)