GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 628221
Double-clicking on archive should extract it
Last modified: 2020-11-11 19:12:55 UTC
Currently, clicking on an archive opens file-roller. To extract an archive, one needs to right-click and select ›Extract Here‹.
As the major use case for archives is extracting them rather than modifying files in them, this should be switched:
Double-clicking (or clicking in single-click mode) should extract the archive (like on Mac OS).
The right-click option for ›Extract Here‹ should be changed into something like ›Edit Contents‹, which would then launch file-roller.
*** Bug 628222 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's up to file-roller, not nautilus, which action should be done when it's opened with an archive file.
I would disagree with auto-extracting *all* archives, there is a discussion and several concerns raised with that behavior at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/+bug/389176
And a design spec: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/389176 .
But definitely agree , the present behavior can be improved. Something in the line of Solution C would be a welcome change.
This has been fixed in nautilus 3.22, hasn't it?
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