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 - Advanced Custom Shell Extensions
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There are a few things that i find anoying about the shell extentions options within the configuration tab which i would like to see resolved.
I also have a few suggestions for improvments.
Adjusting Current Shells
A minor anoyance is when you have shell titles in the included menu tab but you want to move them into the sub menu the user is forced to remove them and then add them to the sub menu…
please make it so the user can drop them in using the button “add submenu”.
Better Range Control using Shift Key
Currently, the user can only use the “Ctrl” key to select/deselect multiple shells to include or exclude.
It would be great if you could also implement the “Shift” key so one could select a large range at one single time.
Drag “n” Drop
Aswell as Shift key i would also like to see the ability to drag and drop menus instead of using the buttons included.
Custom Shell Order
Allow the user to arrange each shell title in the order that they i want. So for example, i like to have all shell extensions available to me. But ideally if i could have .7z under .Zip then .PAF etc.
Basically giving the user full control over their menu just by moving the shells up or down.
The “split by features” into sub menus was a great improvment, in fact its my prefered setup for all my computers, clients.
But what would be a great addition is the ability to create one’s own sub menu titles for example very much like my developers tab idea.
A Custom titled Shell menu with my typically used shells such as “PowerArchiver 2011 - Richards Tab” and like mentioned above in the order i want! numbers excluded in menu but maybe dispayed in options area.
2.Compress to Zip
3.Compress to 7zip
4.FTP IT… Live Drive
Adaptive Shell Extensions
Something i’m proud to think of… A Simple tick box under the options section that when Selected PowerArchiver Records every instance the user selects the shells and after so many records it arranges the shell’s in the order of features and options they use the most.
This when ticked deactivates the users ability to manually sort the shell’s in there format for obvios reasons.
A simple Preview screen to show the user how there custom menu will look like on applying those settings.