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PeaZip screenshots: file manager, archive browser

PeaZip screenshots: file manager, archive browser

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Screenshots showing PeaZip file manager software creating a ZIP archive (showing file explorer in backgorund, first screenshot), and displaying file browser / archive browser GUI (second and third screenshots), in "Details" mode and "Icons and images" mode, working as explorer-like image viewer utility (last picture).

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. Same file manager GUI is shown on Microsoft Windows and Linux systems.

When reading the content of an archive file, for most common formats (7z, cab, iso, jar, rar, tar, zip, zipx...) 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.
To read the content of a spanned archive set, click on the first volume of the set (with extension 001, Z01, R01 or similar) and browse the archive as usual.

Formats like gz, bz2, xz are simply compressed file containers, they contains a single file compressed with Gzip, BZip2, LZMA algorithm respectively.
Some exceptions: 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).

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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 ones.

There are however some possible workarounds in order to use PeaZip in dark mode.

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)

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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, including PeaZip

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Supported Operating Systems screenshots

PeaZip is a cross platform file archiver software, supporting creation and extraction of multiple archive formats on Linux, Windows and other operating systems / architectures combinations supported by Lazarus/FPC IDE.
When 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 / ReactOS platforms.
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 (Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, ...), RPM (Fedora, Mandriva, SUSE, Red Hat, ArkLinux), TGZ (Slackware), and TAR.GZ (portable, installation not required).
Experimental versions exists for ARM Linux and BSD, and on macOS (experimental).

Portable versions of of PeaZip cross-platform file archiver software are available for all 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.

UNACE Plugin, required to open and extract WinAce ACE files, is available for Windows and Linux platforms, both for installable and portable packages.
Optional UNRAR5 Plugin, alternative unrar engine (WinRar RAR5 format extraction is supported out of the box), based on RarLab's unrar code, is available too for Linux and Windows operating systems, both for portable and installable packages.
ACE and RAR compression (creation) is not implemented due to licensing limitations 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 Windows

Following screenshots are taken running PeaZip on multiple patforms: Darwin / macOS (prototype), MS Windows XP, Linux (Ubuntu) with GTK2 and Qt widget sets.

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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)

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