Screenshot 1: file
manager exploring a path on Windows, in details mode. On the left the
PeaZip provides an (optionally) tabbed
file explorer and archive manager
The Tab bar
can be shown, on
the top of the address bar (and below the Tab bar, that can be hidden),
using "Open in a new tab" entry in context menu or address bar context
Tabs can be arranged, sorted, closed (single or groups), collapsed,
expanded, and added to Bookmarks from Tab bar's context menu.
Screenshot 2: tabbed file
manager, Tool bar and main menu are hidden to focus more on file
PeaZip file manager
The file browser can be set to list
- displaying files in
multiple columns - or in Icons and
, which shows files as large icons and displays
preview of graphich files (not inside archive, as for security reason
no content is even automatically uncompressed unless explicitly
requested by the user).
From main menu > Organize it is possible to set Enlarge file broser icons
especially handy when it is needed to use the app as an image viewer,
as in the screenshot above.
Screenshot 3: the file
manager in (large) Icons and images mode, showing thumbnails of pictures
When reading the content
of an archive file
, for most common formats
, jar, rar
...) it is shown the archive (or
package) structure tree on the left navigation area, for quick
inspection of the content and for fast browsing to desired node.
The archive browser will automatically open, by default (can be changed
in Options > Settings), the TAR archive inside compressed tar files,
and .xz files.
Please not that to browse the content of a spanned archive set, you
need to click on the first volume
of the set (with extension 001, Z01, R01 or similar) and browse the
archive as usual.
F6 toggles flat mode browsing, switching from explorer-like archive
view to showing all content at same time, with full path displayed on
the rightmost column of the file browser; only flat mode view is
enabled for .ace and .arc
formats; .pea format does not show archive table of content (no content
listing mode is currently implemented).
PeaZip fully support dark mode on macOS
, and Linux
Desktop Environments: Gnome
derivatives (DE such as Cinnamon
... dark mode is basically
supported by PeaZip on any system that is
correctly passing to the application the real system's colors.
To set PeaZip in dark
mode on Linux it is sufficient to set a dark theme for the desktop
environment, and most DE will pass correct colors to application's GUI,
menus, etc, next time PeaZip is started.
In the same way, to
set PeaZip in dark mode on macOS it is sufficient to set macOS in dark
mode: System Preferences > General, select "Dark" or "Auto" in
Screnshot: PeaZip in dark
mode on macOS
Screnshot: PeaZip in dark
mode on FreeBSD
Screnshot: PeaZip in dark
mode on Linux (Mint)
PeaZip dark mode on
PeaZip currently does not fully support Windows dark mode, which is
meant - by Microsoft design limitation - for UWP applications only.
Unlike versions of Windows prior than 10, applying Dark Mode theming
not changes system's colors values passed to Win32/Win64 applications,
but changes only colors passed to UWP apps.
Until Windows Dark Mode is implemented by Microsoft (alone) in this
bizarre and limited way, purposely passing wrong values for on screen
non-UWP apps, supporting it will need each non-UWP application to
replace the code for drawing each widget drawn by the system (e.g.
checkboxes, combo boxes, listviews, etc), overriding standard - proven,
stable, and optimized for speed - system drawing routines with custom
some possible workarounds in order to use PeaZip in
dark mode even on Windows 10+ systems:
1) High contrast mode
Set Windows in High
Contrast mode: in system's
settings it is possible to set on of the pre-set high
contrast theme, which passes dark system colors to all non-UWP
including PeaZip, as seen in following screenshot.
Windows high contrast themes can be further
customized, creating custom dark themes, to better match personal
tastes and make Win32/Win64 apps more similar to UWP/Modern apps in
Set a dark background
> Settings > Theme within the limits to preserve
legibility of system-drawn widgets (which cannot be drawn by the
application in custom colors), as seen in next screenshot.
It is possible to change the color freely with a color
picker control, and there are also available various neutral dark
pre-sets as well as tints like Graphite (cold gray), Mocha (warm,
coffee gray), Plum (rose tinted gray), and Senape (yellowish tinted
PeaZip is a
platform file archiver software, supporting creation and extraction of
archive formats on BSD, Linux, Darwin/macOS, Windows and other operating
architectures combinations supported by Lazarus/FPC IDE.
compiled for Win32 or Win64,
it supports Microsoft Windows
systems, XP and Vista / 7 / 8.x / 10 /11 family, both 32 bit and
versions (64 bit Windows system can run both native Win64 version, or
32 bit version through WoW64 subsystem), and API compatible Wine /
The program can also be natively compiled, either with GTK2 or Qt
widget set, for Linux x86 and Linux x86-64, pre-packed as DEB
Ubuntu, Knoppix, ...), RPM (Fedora, Mandriva,
SUSE, Red Hat,
ArkLinux), TGZ (Slackware), and TAR.GZ (portable, installation not
Experimental versions exists
for ARM Linux and BSD.
of of PeaZip cross-platform file archiver software are available for
supported platforms, those
versions does not require installation and can be used simply unzipping
the program's folder to the desired directory, and starting the
application clicking on peazip executable.
PeaZip running on Windows
Synopsis: PeaZip file
manager / archive explorer screenshots, dark theme, high contrast mode.
File manager look and feel on various supported operating systems
(Linux; Windows) and widget sets (GTK, Qt, Win32)
Topics: Screenshots of
PeaZip file manager and archive browser GUI on different systems, dark
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