Options saving, encryption and other issues



  • I have been using Powerarchiver for a couple of months now and there are a few issues with the way it functions that bugs me a bit.

    I am using version 16.02.04

    Saving Options

    There needs to be an options auto save off/on flag and a Manual save of options - separate from the import/export options. It’s annoying if I create an encrypted archive by changing the option in the create dialogue, but the next time I don’t want to create an encrypted archive, it asks me for a password because “encrypt” is now the default. Similarly with changing column widths or sort order temporarily, these changes are saved. I’d prefer to save standard layout and options and be able to change these for a particular need without it becoming the new default.

    Encryption

    Adding a new file to a password encrypted zip file - should encrypt new file with archive password if already entered. PA updates an edited encrypted file without asking for the password again (as its already been entered when opening the file) but adding a new file to the archive when the password has been entered does not automatically use the password for the archive.

    Files can be deleted from an encrypted archive without entering the password. Minor bug.

    Minor Bugs and Presentation Issues

    • When deleting files from an archive the deleted files are still shown until the display is updated with F5. After delete, menu keys are greyed and can’t be clicked.
    • File list needs vertical space padding between lines (it looks cramped with the font I use).
    • Archive comment box at bottom needs a settable font. The Comment edit box has one, not the display of it.
    • The update function needs to preserve settings. The update does a full reinstallation rather than copying changed components into the install directory.
    • Mouse scroll wheel does not scroll the file list until a file in the file list window is selected first.
    • The Help>About info dialogue has text that is truncated vertically. My text size settings are normal under windows 10

  • conexware

    Thank you for your comments.

    Few questions:

    • You are using ZIP archives, encryption?
    • Update saves all the settings, this is how Windows Installer works. It always uninstalls everything but keeps the settings. Check with next update and if not, let us know.
    • Take a screenshot for About window please.

    We will try to reproduce and talk about other things when team is back in the office on Monday.

    Thanks again for your comments!!!



  • Yes, I had the encryption issue with zip archived. Haven’t tried it with other formats.

    Screen shot of the Help>About window:


  • conexware

    @south37:

    Yes, I had the encryption issue with zip archived. Haven’t tried it with other formats.

    Screen shot of the Help>About window:

    Thanks for the screenshot.
    I’ve looked at the about screen in 125 and 150 DPI display settings and it looked proper, no text was cut off.

    What are the resosultion/display settings on your machine? We’ll take a look at the exact same scenario and try to reproduce.

    Checking out the other mentioned issues as well

    Thank you



  • Thanks for looking into this. My display settings are 96 dpi (scaled 100%).

    I think that the issue might be that I have changed some of the text sizes of components in Windows 10 control panel.
    Under Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display and “Change only Text Size” I have the following settings (not sure what the defaults were):
    Title Bars - 13 Bold; Menus 12; Message Boxes 12; Palette Titles 9; Icons 11; Tooltips 9.


  • conexware

    thanks!
    will take a detailed look with those settings, thank you


  • conexware

    @south37:

    Thanks for looking into this. My display settings are 96 dpi (scaled 100%).

    I think that the issue might be that I have changed some of the text sizes of components in Windows 10 control panel.
    Under Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display and “Change only Text Size” I have the following settings (not sure what the defaults were):
    Title Bars - 13 Bold; Menus 12; Message Boxes 12; Palette Titles 9; Icons 11; Tooltips 9.

    you should use dpi to enlarge fonts, not font options… with dpi we can detect the change and enlarge the window automatically to support larger fonts. With larger font option (left from Windows 98 Microsoft?) we cant do the same so window does not change, just the font.


  • conexware

    @south37:

    • When deleting files from an archive the deleted files are still shown until the display is updated with F5. After delete, menu keys are greyed and can’t be clicked.

    Hello, tried this issue using the latest 16.03.01. I opened a couple or archives, one of subfolders inside and one without, deleted a file in both of them and the deleted file was immediately removed from the archive without a manual refresh.

    Does this occur for you on all archives or a specific one?
    If you can reproduce on a specific archive that you can send us, please do send it to support at conexware dot com and we will take a look at it immediately.

    Thanks!



  • @Mili:

    Does this occur for you on all archives or a specific one?
    Thanks!

    It occurs on all archives that I have tried: .zip, .rar and .gz. Just tried it on some I have downloaded and archives I have created myself; problem still there. So it is not related to a particular archive.

    I wonder whether there is a setting I have set to do this.


  • conexware

    @south37:

    It occurs on all archives that I have tried: .zip, .rar and .gz. Just tried it on some I have downloaded and archives I have created myself; problem still there. So it is not related to a particular archive.

    I wonder whether there is a setting I have set to do this.

    maybe location of the archive, are they on C: or some other drive? Thanks!



  • @spwolf:

    maybe location of the archive, are they on C: or some other drive? Thanks!

    They are all over the place, not in a system directory. 😨 drive, E: drive, a ram drive. That’s not the issue.

    I was just now experimenting with settings that make a difference. I had the “Viewing Style” (under Configuration View) set to “Classic style” and this is where the display does not update. Changing the style to “Explorer style (with folders)” causes deleted files to be removed from the list immediately; switching the option back to Classic style and deleting files now updates the display immediately and the menus are not greyed out . But, closing PA and reopening the archive and deleting files causes the problem again (Classic style).


  • conexware

    @south37:

    They are all over the place, not in a system directory. 😨 drive, E: drive, a ram drive. That’s not the issue.

    I was just now experimenting with settings that make a difference. I had the “Viewing Style” (under Configuration View) set to “Classic style” and this is where the display does not update. Changing the style to “Explorer style (with folders)” causes deleted files to be removed from the list immediately; switching the option back to Classic style and deleting files now updates the display immediately and the menus are not greyed out . But, closing PA and reopening the archive and deleting files causes the problem again (Classic style).

    nice one!!
    Seems like I reproduced it, thanks for the details!


  • conexware

    File list needs vertical space padding between lines (it looks cramped with the font I use).

    can you send us what font/size you are using so we can see what works with it. Thanks!



  • @spwolf:

    can you send us what font/size you are using so we can see what works with it. Thanks!

    The font I am using is Courier New, Bold, Size 14.

    Also perhaps related settings under the File Listing options section: Grid lines option selected, Viewing Style Classic


 

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