Browse zip archived docx, kmz etc as an option

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frax
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Browse zip archived docx, kmz etc as an option

Post by frax » 19 Mar 2015, 09:28

Hi,
I would love to have an option available to me to easily browse files like kmz (Google Earth kml-file, with zip compression) or the newer Microsoft Office formats (like docx) as a zip archive. I still like the default to be opening in the associated program, but if it was possible some other way - I am fine with user menu, viewer or alternate viewer.

Some times I just need to copy and/or review a resource in the file.

Any tips on how this can be achieved?
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Re: Browse zip archived docx, kmz etc as an option

Post by Ether » 23 Mar 2015, 00:25

This is a feature planned for some future release, but not really in the near future. You could probably write a silly AutoHotkey script that opens Salamander's configuration window, creates an entry for *.* (or only your favorite filetypes) associated to the ZIP plugin, and closes the window. Another script would reverse the change. This way you could switch between defaulting to opening the file and browsing it as an archive.
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Re: Browse zip archived docx, kmz etc as an option

Post by frax » 23 Mar 2015, 12:55

Ok,
How I did it now was to open the 7-zip file manager as an alternate viewer, which works fine, although not as cool as using it all in AS!
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