Bug 393594 - Drag file from compressed archive to other applications does not work
Summary: Drag file from compressed archive to other applications does not work
Status: RESOLVED INTENTIONAL
Alias: None
Product: ark
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 18.04.0
Platform: Archlinux Packages Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elvis Angelaccio
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Reported: 2018-04-28 02:34 UTC by Daniel
Modified: 2020-12-01 07:19 UTC (History)
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Description Daniel 2018-04-28 02:34:12 UTC
It is currently not possible to drag files from a compressed archive onto other windows in Ark, or in Dolphin with the "open archives as folder" option set (don't know if this is related to Ark or not).

An example use case, I download subtitles and they're in a ZIP archive. On other platforms (including GNOME) I can just open that archive, and then drag the subtitle .SRT file to my video player (in my case, VLC) and it loads properly. In Ark, however, VLC won't recognise the drop and won't load the file, so I have to manually extract it, then open that folder in Dolphin, and then drag and drop the SRT file over my video player.

Thanks :-)
Comment 1 Elvis Angelaccio 2018-04-29 11:42:17 UTC
Dolphin has specific code that enables the integration with Ark (and btw it should work even if you have the "open archives as folder" option set).

VLC would need something similar, unless they expose some kind of dbus interface that we could use from Ark.
Comment 2 Daniel 2018-05-04 10:13:14 UTC
(In reply to Elvis Angelaccio from comment #1)
> Dolphin has specific code that enables the integration with Ark (and btw it
> should work even if you have the "open archives as folder" option set).

So, in Dolphin when dragging a .SRT file from a zipped archive to VLC, I get "Subtitle track added" but it doesn't actually add it to the player. When dragging from Ark I get no such thing.

> VLC would need something similar, unless they expose some kind of dbus
> interface that we could use from Ark.

Yeah, I could've sworn this worked back when I used GNOME and File Roller. But I just tried it and no it doesn't. Oh wells, thanks for replying. Have a lovely day! :-)