Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#3565 closed enhancement (fixed)

Putting Expander into Deskbar's "Applications"

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: korli
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Expander Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Checking the options "Automatically expand files" and "Close window when done expanding" leaves the app not easily available to the inexperienced user to revert these settings or any options from the preferences panel.

He has probably always just double-clicked an archive to start Expander. Now it will always expand automatically and quit when done.

The solution is of course to start Expander without an archive. Easy: just start it from /boot/beos/apps/Expander or enter "Expander" in Terminal. Joe User maybe doesn't know that, however...

So, back into Deskbar's "Applications" menu?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by axeld

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Done in hrev29570. IMO we could also remove the "automatically expand files", though. Comments welcome :-)

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 10 years ago by leavengood

Replying to axeld:

Done in hrev29570. IMO we could also remove the "automatically expand files", though. Comments welcome :-)

I think a Tracker add-on "ExpandHere" or something would be better for that sort of thing.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by humdinger

I'd agree to remove the "automatically expand files" option. If you forgot you've set another default destination option than "same as archive" your unpacked data ends up who knows where...

@Ryan: Even more flexible would be a right-click-drag&drop option of "ExpandHere". Which gives you the possibility to also "ExpandThere". :)

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