Why does 7-Zip on Windows still look like this?

Why does 7-Zip on Windows still look like this?

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  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It could be worse. 7-zip on Linux doesn't even come with a GUI.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      This is fine, it's a great program, etc.

      Mostly use the Windows context menu to extract archives than use 7-Zip itself as a file manager, but my god the icons.

      For years people have been creating custom themes, modifying the DLLs, and so on, which break with each update. Can't the guy just update the UI itself?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Is there a way to add it to win11s obfuscated context menu?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          This is fine, it's a great program, etc.

          Mostly use the Windows context menu to extract archives than use 7-Zip itself as a file manager, but my god the icons.

          For years people have been creating custom themes, modifying the DLLs, and so on, which break with each update. Can't the guy just update the UI itself?

          https://i.imgur.com/s2jQA1d.jpeg

          Why does 7-Zip on Windows still look like this?

          7-Zip protip:
          Use the drag-drop context menu.
          In file explorer, right click and drag the item you want to (de)compress a few pixels to the side then release the mouse button.
          A small specialized context menu appears (called the drag drop context menu) that has 7zip as the top entry.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            will test, thanks

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      7-Zip can be used as a backend for multiple GUI archive programs on Linux that look much better than 7-Zip on Windows

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >7-Zip can be used as a backend for multiple GUI archive programs on Linux
        How does that work?
        Can you give an example configuration?
        Which GUI program is best?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Stop being a crybaby and learn to use CLI to unarchive 7zip files.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Very little choice since linux has no apis to create a gui, its a CLI only OS.

    • 6 days ago
      baritone

      OH NONONO LINUX SISTERS? DID WINCHADS JUST WIN?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Ark exists. Enjoy being a strawmanning proprietoddler getting nothing done faster than anyone on other operating systems.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Ark my beloved

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    you mean functional? I guess because microsoft doesn't develop it

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >7-zip

      /thread

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it ain't broke don't fix it

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why doesn't Windows come with some unpacker in the box anyway?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Because Windows comes with the bare minimum, they don't even have a tool to bulk rename files with regex arguments, you need to download some third party malware to get basic functions like that

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >some third party malware
        >doesn't use bru

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          https://github.com/chrdavis/SmartRename

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Cool, but more limited in scope. Still, I'm keeping it bookmarked.

            Does BRU have the ability to edit audio file metadata? I have a big unsorted pile of music with the artist name included in the name field and I want software that can make artist name be x if title contains string x. i am aware that i could make a python script with eyeD3 and i am trying to get this done with as little effort as possible

            It has some basic support for ID3 (and only ID3 it seems, not other tags). But you'll be much better served by mp3tag

            https://www.mp3tag.de/en/

            Which is based as frick come to think about it.

            >it's from 2001 and the guy continues to updoot it
            >the interface remained unchanged for all these years
            >works well, feature rich, no bloat
            And the best part:
            >It is freeware for Microsoft Windows, while it costs USD $19.99 for Apple macOS in the Mac App Store.
            iToddlers BTFO

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Does BRU have the ability to edit audio file metadata? I have a big unsorted pile of music with the artist name included in the name field and I want software that can make artist name be x if title contains string x. i am aware that i could make a python script with eyeD3 and i am trying to get this done with as little effort as possible

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      It does
      https://www.techspot.com/news/100663-windows-11-extends-support-archive-formats-thanks-open.html

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Totally missed it, sweet.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Don't get too excited. It suffers from extremely slow performance extracting files outside of zip.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Win11 chads stay winning

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        so why was this added just now, and not 20 years ago?
        did some patents expire?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      You can use explorer.exe to browse the content of zip files since XP.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >explorer.exe
        >zip files

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      it does and even extracts rar now.. we're living in the future.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe if it looked like WinRAR i wouldn't pirate that

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What a problem it's a Perfect UI

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    How does it look like on Linux?

  9. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it works, why schange it?

  10. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    soul

  11. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    let me guess, you want 7-Zip to look like this?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I was thinking something more sleek and modern. Kind of like this?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Ah, perfect for tablet usage which no one fricking does.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          works on my machine

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous
      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Please get rid of the menu bar at the top, nobody uses that. Instead put icons for the most commonly used features into the title bar. then it would be perfect.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >no hamburger menu
        it's like you don't even know UX

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Uh yeah actually

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      not bad

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      might be cool

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous
      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        System Notification
        >Windows Defender has quarantined multiple files

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >tar gets a GUI.

  12. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What's the problem?

  13. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What's wrong? No buggy Electron UI bloatware that slows the program down and makes it 5x larger than it should be, so your zoomgay brain can be stimulated with fancy animations and a dark mode?
    homosexual.

  14. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What do you expect? Holographic 3d interface?

  15. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Why does 7-Zip on Windows still look like this?
    because the creator isn't pandering to pedophiles that use macbooks.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      When did pedos abandon loonix for macOS?

  16. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why does it need changed? Besides, I use the context menu 99% of the time.

  17. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's perfect as it is.

  18. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because it works. The developer knows it works and isn't interested in making it pretty.

  19. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    like what?
    What's wrong with it?

  20. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    it actually looks quite decent if you change the default icons

  21. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    am i the only one who is autistic/ocd enough sperg out about this? is that supposed to be a checkmark? or an upside down caret? why is one side just ONE pixel shorter short than the other?

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Its pointing down, at the archive it self, because the operation you're preforming stays within the archive, nothing is being added or removed, only self tested.
      Come on anon. If you're able to notice the small details, then why can't you think it though?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        okay but why the icon isnt neatly drawn? look closely and you see one side is shorter by 1 pixel.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >okay but why the icon isnt neatly drawn?
          Because who cares
          No really, thats it
          Why put in the effort to detail things like that when you could be focusing on the core functionality of the application.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            if you can't spend five seconds to fix a trivial UI issue, i do nit expect you to spend any amount if time fixing other issues. this is the sign of a lazy, unfocoused and half-hearted developer.
            it's like building a house and not putting trim on the windows. if you can't be fricked to do something so basic, i cannot trust you to have not cut corners elsewhere.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            If your opinions of software are this shallow and feelings-based, you are doing the developer a service by not using it. He has better things to do than read your inane feedback.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            it's not shallow to think someone cutting corners wod cut more than just the corners you can see
            again, if you can't spend five seconds of your precious development time to fix something this trivial, you are a lazy sack of shit and your program more than likely sucks. not because the arrow is 1px off, but because if you are so moronic, blind and lazy to have left it 1px off for over a decade there is no way you bothered to clean up any of your code let alone write it well to begin with.

            strive for excellence in all things. a developer who can pay attention to any detail no matter how large or small is infinitely better than one who ignores the small to focus on the large.

            it isn't shallow to call out laziness and bad development for what it is. defending this behaivour means you are equally as lazy and moronic. 7-zips windows GUI has been like this for over a decade. that's 315,576,000 seconds, and you're telling me the dev couldn't prioritise 5 of them to draw a few pixels? if that isn't laziness it sure as hell is bad time mangement and sheer incompitence.

            no wonder you're an unemployed sack of shit, defending this poot time mangement.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >bonger spelling
            >childlike histrionics and massive ego
            Every time.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >lazy NEET
            >"""developing""" half-assed software for free (can't get a real job)
            pottery?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            7-zip makes my life slightly easier, and I have Igor Pavlov to thank for that. What have you done with your life other than wax idiotic on IQfy about how everyone is a failure at life but you, a golden god of perfection?
            Spoiler: like every self-described "perfectionist", you haven't actually done jack shit.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >What have you done with your life
            I could tell you but you wouldn't believe me anyway, since it's much more entertaining to imagine everyone around you is just upset that you are superior, nevermind the fact that they are all laughing at your moronation

            it's ok, you'll turn 18 and get a real job one day. until then you can keep ignoring valid criticisms and signs of your own failings like a child, i won't stop you

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >having this much of a melty over a fricking icon

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >melty

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            exactly, why bother making one side longer by exactly 1 pixel, when making them even is easier

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >preforming

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I have never used this button.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Really? It verifies the archive (or a single file within). Doesn't eat system temp space or RAM.

  22. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It has flat design instead of muh "calm" frutiger aero oh no.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      For some reason many computers I have to use have this piece of shit peazip

      The default icons have depth which is not flat, this

      it actually looks quite decent if you change the default icons

      is flat

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Peazip at least supports ZPAQ files, unlike most options. I've only encountered one ZPAQ file ever, but when you need it, you need it.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          >I've only encountered one ZPAQ file ever

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Looks like Win7 theme which is based, if you don't like it you can switch it to something else, these are just standard png images, very easy to alter.

  23. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Look who's talking. Why do you look like that? 7z has a sexy UI compared to your face.

  24. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a program not a phone app. It's a tool not a toy

  25. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    As apposed to what, some hideous and completly unusable modern design?

  26. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    it works but damn id really love some fricking shortcuts

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      agreed, a fricking Ctrl E to extract would be a godsend

  27. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Come home white man

  28. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >not using the right click menu
    I've never used to gui. I doubt 99% of 7zip users do so it's probably a low priority since windows has its own zip utility and most normies will use that instead

  29. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Shitty dotnet apps. Nothing you want as system tools.

  30. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why 7-Zip on Windows cannot "open folder in explorer after extracting"?
    25 years of development and this most basic fundamental feature is too difficult for the programmers

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I have never once desired that feature.

  31. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What's wrong with it?

  32. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I have started using peazip recently and it is based

  33. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    I never open the GUI. Just do everything I need with the right-click menu.

  34. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Unironnical "Let me guess you need more" prime example case

  35. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why does 7-Zip on Windows still look like this? Fricking people like you built the hamburger menu. People like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what its like to create someone; to create functionality, see it work in testing. All you know how to create is chaos and confusion..

  36. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    if all programs still looked like this, the world would be a much better place

  37. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine, functional and doesn't need a soulless modern redesign. The only thing I did with mine was add dark mode functionality.

  38. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    7-Zip supports WIM and is therefore invaluable. WIM supports NTFS links.

  39. 6 days ago
    Anonymous
  40. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because it doesn't need to look any different. What is it with you gays cooming for icon updoots?

  41. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >7-zip

  42. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's superior.

  43. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    if you're a normal windows user you don't need an interface outside the shell integration

  44. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    because windows users cant fathom using a terminal and it's not some open source's projects role to hire a UI designer

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      You don't need a UI designer to make two lines even, you lazy homosexual.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      terminal is awful to use. All options are serialized onto a single line and executed in one step with no room for mistake. Maybe that is ok for some people, but personally I lack sufficient neurotransmitters to use it effectively

  45. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    More than a HUNDRED of replies, but then why literally NOBODY reminds all of us that a new version of 7-Zip (version 24.05) is available since yesterday (2024-05-14)?

    Go upgrade, y'all!

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks!

  46. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    When will you all morons learn to use CLI based 7zip than whining about its GUI?

  47. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    because that's how software should look, zoomtrash
    UI homosexuals need to be hanged

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      All UI is bloat.

      All display forms are bloat.

      Blind CLI is the way.

  48. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's perfect already

  49. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

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