Re: File roller extracting with double click, bug/feature ?

On 2016-11-12 18:00, Baptiste Saleil wrote:
Hi all.

File roller extract my archives in current directory by double click since 3.22
Is this a bug or a feature ?

If it's a feature, is there a bug report or discussion I can track to understand why devs choose to make this change ?

IMHO, this is one of the most stupid features which is again probably copied from the full-of-stupid-features MacOS. I mean, if you really want to extract an archive in the current directory, there is the "Extract here" context menu entry, and it's literaly the same amount of clicks.

I would categorize it as a feature, but it might have certain surprising behavior bits about it, that breaks yours and others expectations.
Probably a good candidate for some usability testing in the future.

Having extraction support in a file manager is also present in Midnight Commander, Windows Explorer (from XP and forward), ES File Explorer on Android and probably a bunch of others that I'm forgetting about right now. As someone else pointed out in the thread, there is a checkbox to turn it off in Nautilus.

-- Below is some documentation about how it came to be --

GSOC project idea:

GSOC project summary:

Here are some blog posts on the subject:

And the bug report that implements the functionality:

It was also in the news:

- Andreas

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