show contents of downloaded zip files

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  1. marciohumpris macrumors member

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    Hi,

    On Windows Im used to doule clicking a ZIP file and seeing its content. On Mac + Firefox, it downloads the file, I double click it and it opens it, but I have to go to the destination folder where Firefox saves file to see the files.

    Is there a way to show contents of ZIP that are downloaded (in the firefox download window)?

    thanks
     
  2. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't believe that is possible. You have to unarchive it first.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba, Jan 30, 2011
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  4. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Good catch, thanks! :)
     
  5. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, Ill give those a shot.

    A bit strange, on Windows after a download in Firefox you double click it opens, lets me see inside the zip. Why on the Mac double clicks open it, then I have to go where it is saved and see contents?

    Is this just a Firefox + Mac thing or a Mac thing?

    Thanks!
     
  6. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi, everyone

    Betterzip is nice. But what I wanted is, when I download a file via firefox, be able to double click that zip file and view its contents without having to browse to that file in the desktop (in the firefox download window double click and preview zip). Not a big deal, but havent found a way, if anyone knows...

    Thanks
     
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  8. kungfumonkey macrumors newbie

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  9. marciohumpris thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, any free alternative to do what I want? :)
     

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