PeaZip currently does not fully support Windows 10 dark mode, which is
meant - by Microsoft design - for UWP applications only.
Unlike previous versions of Windows, applying Dark Mode theming does
not changes system's colors values passed to Win32/Win64 applications,
but changes only colors passed to UWP apps.
Until Windows 10 Dark Mode will be implemented by Microsoft in this
bizarre way, purposely passing wrong values for on screen colors to
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
There are however some possible workarounds in order to use PeaZip in
1) Dark option
: in Options
> Settings > Theme it is possible to set the program's GUI to
Dark, which will darken the colors within the limits to preserve
legibility of system-drawn widgets (which cannot be drawn by the
application in custom colors)
2) High Contrast
: in Windows
10 system's settings it is possible to set on of the pre-set high
contrast theme, which passes dark system colors (which can be further
customized, creating custom dark themes) to all non-UWP applications,
PeaZip is a
platform file archiver software, supporting creation and extraction of
archive formats on Linux, Windows and other operating systems /
architectures combinations supported by Lazarus/FPC IDE.
compiled for Win32 or Win64,
it supports Microsoft Windows
systems, XP and Vista / 7 / 8.x / 10 family, both 32 bit and 64 bit
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, and on macOS (experimental).
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.
required to open and extract WinAce ACE files, is available for Windows
Linux platforms, both for installable and portable packages.
Plugin, alternative unrar engine (WinRar RAR5 format extraction is
out of the box), based on RarLab's unrar code, is available too for
Linux and Windows operating systems, both for portable and installable
ACE and RAR compression (creation) is not implemented due to licensing
of those formats.
Those packages, available for multiple platfroms supported by PeaZip,
requires separate download as they contains code
released under licenses not compatible with Open Source LGPLv3: UNACE, UNRAR / UNRAR5 Plugins for Linux and
taken running PeaZip on multiple patforms: Darwin / macOS (prototype),
MS Windows XP, Linux
GTK2 and Qt widget sets.
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)
PeaZip > Screenshots
> File manager, archive browser