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Month: June 2012

Ark Extraction Dialog Broken?

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:00:40 -0700 (PDT)
I think the Ark extraction dialog is broken.

Ark refuses to retain a kdialog size. The dialog always opens too small for me to read the file text box. I have to manually resize every time. Rinse, repeat. Frustrating.

Ark does not use a full kdialog. There is no toolbar, hence, no button with my bookmarks.

Ark won't retain a dialog history. I have two working directories to which I routinely want to extract files. I want those locations retained in the drop-down history. Each time I open Ark the dialog defaults to $HOME/{$ARCHIVE_NAME} with no history.

Sometimes Ark will default to extracting to $HOME/{$PREVIOUS_ARCHIVE_NAME}//{$ARCHIVE_NAME}, which to silly. (Also notice the double slash.)

Just to be sure, I created a fresh profile and noticed the same behavior.

I can somewhat cheat by manually editing arkrc with the following:


I don't know why Ark doesn't automatically create that config key.

I seem to recall this working at one time in 3.5.10, but I can't get this to work there any more either.

This is classic paper cut territory and I'm bleeding. :-)

I would be grateful if somebody would confirm this wacky behavior before I write a bug report.