Show archive contents in Preview Pane

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Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by elqasar2 » 15 Nov 2018 17:14

It's very exciting that the Hover Box is becoming more and more capable, able to show the contents of all kinds of archive files apart from only Zip files. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Preview Pane had exactly the same ability, so that contents of archive files such as RAR, 7-Zip, etc. could be seen there as well, in addition to Zip which it already supports?

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Re: Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by admin » 18 Nov 2018 11:49

Absolutely, but it would be quite some work because the preview currently does not have a scrollable list among its interfaces. And such a list would also raise expectations about clicking the listed items, which would open the next can of worms...

So, that's something for later, and more thinking.

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Re: Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by Leito » 14 Dec 2018 10:23

:tup: on this idea, and I would add folders content to the list.

EDIT: Wait, that already works on *.zip files. But not on *.7z files?

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Re: Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by admin » 18 Dec 2018 08:18

Leito wrote:
14 Dec 2018 10:23
:tup: on this idea, and I would add folders content to the list.

EDIT: Wait, that already works on *.zip files. But not on *.7z files?
That's because Windows can handle ZIPs ("Zip Folders") natively.

Yes, it would be a cool feature, remind me later... (next year!).

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Re: Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by fishgod » 16 May 2019 15:15

admin wrote:
18 Dec 2018 08:18
Yes, it would be a cool feature, remind me later... (next year!).
May I remind you :wink:

I stumbled accross this thread after figuring out that other archives than ZIP are now supported in HoverBox but not in the Preview.
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Re: Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by admin » 16 May 2019 15:23

The doors are closed for v20.00.

And there is also a problem with this feature (wish): Users will expect they can drag stuff out of or into the preview (which is possible with the current ZIP preview). This, however, is not possible with RAR and 7z. So, ATM I'm not inclined anymore to add this.

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Re: Show archive contents in Preview Pane

Post by fishgod » 16 May 2019 21:08

admin wrote:
16 May 2019 15:23
And there is also a problem with this feature (wish): Users will expect they can drag stuff out of or into the preview (which is possible with the current ZIP preview). This, however, is not possible with RAR and 7z. So, ATM I'm not inclined anymore to add this.
I understand. The ZIP-Thing is just something from the Windows-OS you can load without any deep work.

For other people coming here for this feature, you can have a lite-variant if you install WinZip.
WinZip provides a PreviewHandler for various archives including RAR, 7z etc.
Use the following as User defined Preview Handler:

Code: Select all

7z;cab;gz;hqx;rar;tar;tgz;wmz;wsz;z;zip>{E0D7930A-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540002}
I must not say that I like the style or functionality of the WinZip PreviewHandler but it's more than nothing.
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