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?
(a) bug . . . or feature I would like AND (b) an important suggestion
There is a feature I thought PA had. I suspect I am mistaken.
7z does not have an option to ‘move and replace’ as well as ‘add and replace.’ If it was once there, it is now missing. If not, it would be a nice feature to have.
Which leads me to make a suggestion. Develop a chart that lists the pluses and minuses of each encryption type: (a) does it allow move and replace? (b) how fast is it for each major file type? © for which types does it yield better compression? (d) does it permit creation of sfx’s? (e) which is more stable? (f) more likely to develop flaws? (g) easier to repair? (h) better to use if you are changing a file regularly? (i) better to use if the file is unlikely to be changed? (j) which is more compatible with PAE? (k) which lets you hide the filenames? (l) are some easier to update?, etc.
If well done, this chart would start showing up on search engines everywhere; it would bring users who don’t know about PA to your site. The chart would also explain the unique appeal of PA, since it lets users choose the format most appropriate to their purposes.
You might entice alpha testers to join the development and refinement of such a chart.
I took a few to toss together what might be the start of such a chart. I am sure the questions need to be more fine-grained (e.g., more file types). Some cells might just include a ‘Y’ or a ‘N’; for others we might rank the files (1,2,3).
I realize this should go on the back burner 'til 2013 is fully out and you’ve had an update or two. And maybe ZTE.
But I do think it would be a valuable service and could help sell PA.