One of the functional menu that make my life more easier with KDE 3 are the Compress and Extract Menu. With this function, I could make an archive or extract zip file with Konqueror without opening Ark for manually extract or compress the file. Now, I enjoy the KDE 4 on openSUSE 11.0, with Kwin desktop effect and a lot improvement in various area, but I still missing the above menu.
How to add the similar function to KDE 4 so we could compress some file or folder, or extract a zip file both in Dolphin and Konqueror ? Here is the tips :
- Download the plugin here :
- Open konsole / terminal
- Extract the plugin
- Go to the extract folder
- Copy all of .desktop file into /usr/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus
- Copy the content of script folder into /usr/bin
- Test with dolphin or kde4
The above tips will make a system wide configuration. If you wish to make a local changes, just execute INSTALL_1.0.sh on the extract folder.
NOTE : The programs p7zip, bunzip2, bzip2, gzip, rar, unrar, tar, zip and unzip must be installed.
I don’t know if the function will be added into KDE 4.1 by default, but I hope so 😉