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knowledge

for me is not new as have been useing for sometime but i think it look much better

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SPECTRUM

yes, it looks better now.

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Archanus

I really like the new look of WinRAR :D 

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BTJB

Good except Repair Icon! It should be with old repair icon!

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I4rg£8all8ag

Did a in place update so I didn't know it had a new default theme... Doh 😂😂😂

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948bennett

Personally i have waited to update as i prefer the old look.

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hullboy
3 minutes ago, 948bennett said:

Personally i have waited to update as i prefer the old look.

 

You have no problem at all, you can easily download the old theme as quoted from 5.60 changelog

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Version 5.60

   1. We updated WinRAR graphics.

      We are grateful to http://weirdsgn.com and http://icondesignlab.com
      designers participated in this endeavor and proud to announce that
      WinRAR uses the new icon set prepared by Aditya Nugraha Putra
      from http://weirdsgn.com.

      Previous WinRAR icons are available as interface theme here:
      https://rarlab.com/themes/WinRAR_Classic_48x36.theme.rar
 

 

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halvgris

never really looked at the interface i just do my stuff.

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luisam
Posted (edited)

I've been using previous 5.60beta versions and never encuntered with any of the reported bugs and issues. Of course, I don't demand too much from WinRar! Maybe an interesting point to highlight is that WinRar 5.60 still keeps it's installaton file at 3 Mb, quite a feature compared with some other "compressor" apps, i.e. WinZip 22 takes 52 Mb! Years ago I used to update to latest Winzip versions too but I've been finding it rather useless, between Winrar and Windows 7's inbuilt RAR enabled. The "better" compression rate from Winzip in best cases represents only some insignicant bytes and some other compressed file are actually bigger  than those with RAR. Of course, again we are talking about just some bytes!

The looks of my installed version haven't changed, I have the same original icons. Presume that it's because I'm ugrading the existing installation. Really I'm not interested to get the new set of icons or a new look for the menu. I feel it's intrascendent. Same with license: I had no need to get a new license; 5.60 works perfectly with the old one, as all the previous beta had been.

On 7/1/2018 at 4:29 PM, BTJB said:

Good except Repair Icon! It should be with old repair icon!

 Just took a look at my Winrar screen - remember, it's the old screen, hasn't changed -  and it doesn't have any "Repair icon". Anyway, I believe menu icons has no weigtht while evaluateing the functionality of WonRar.

 

 

Edited by luisam

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SPECTRUM
On 7/1/2018 at 4:29 PM, BTJB said:

Good except Repair Icon! It should be with old repair icon! 

 

no, because the old icon was representing a medicine and winrar's files are not related with medicine, winrar files are archiverers, and now the new icon is an archiver with patches, so is more accurate.

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Ryrynz

You can change the default icons anyway and have been able to for a long long time, there are tons of themes..

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RejZoR

I'm wondering who and why use WinRAR instead of lets say 7zip which is free and has a better compression. Plus, 7z is supported by everyone now. RAR, not so much. It used to be great in the past, before 7z format existed, but not anymore. Not for a long time.

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mkc21

Is this the final version? 

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TheBig
Posted (edited)

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Edited by TheBig

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DKT27
On 7/5/2018 at 6:37 PM, RejZoR said:

I'm wondering who and why use WinRAR instead of lets say 7zip which is free and has a better compression. Plus, 7z is supported by everyone now. RAR, not so much. It used to be great in the past, before 7z format existed, but not anymore. Not for a long time.

 

I blame the scene for this.

 

Also, I would have switched long ago if it was offering this in the file properties with it.

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luisam
Posted (edited)

 

On 7/5/2018 at 9:07 AM, RejZoR said:

I'm wondering who and why use WinRAR instead of lets say 7zip which is free and has a better compression. Plus, 7z is supported by everyone now. RAR, not so much. It used to be great in the past, before 7z format existed, but not anymore. Not for a long time.

 

You are right but... Yes, 7Z is free, but "somehow" Winrar is too.. hehehe. And it opens 7Z format, too.  Actually I don't care much about compression rate. Normally, the gain between different formats as ZIP, RAR or 7z is irrelevant. My real use of a "compressor" is to pack diffrent files in one file to send it by email. I don't worry if resultant file is somewhat bigger of smaller. My concern is that the person who will get that file might open it and recover those compressed files.

My experience is that most noob users are only are familiar with the easiest kind of ZIP, the one incorporated to Explorer so sometimes I simply use the ZIP option. I might ask if receptor has Winrar and if interested, I provide them a licensed copy. Infallibly those who get WinRar, are happy with it, so why complicate their life with equally efficient 7Z? Winrar is also great to SPLIT big files in chunks digerible by emails... if you don't want to use cloud upload. Remember, we are treating with noobs who might ask you "a dropwahat...?"

So, if Winrar issues a new version, I like to have it. I always start by getting all those betas even if for my effects, they work just the same. Eventual bugs are for some complicated cases, far over my user limit.

Edited by luisam

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DKT27

I must mention, till this came, 7z's compression was far better but now it's worse than it.

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dcs18

I've got both archivers on all my systems — 7z and WinRAR, as well. Have personally tested both programs for compression — 7z wins on compression (most of the time) whereas WinRAR wins every time, on ease of use (and other miscellany.)

 

The 7z offers 1-2% compression more than WinRAR — the WinRAR ease of use scores 10% plus more than 7z. In fact, I find myself (and also my Clients) using WinRAR much more than we ever use 7z.

 

While the cost factor is valid for certain folks — almost everything is free for members (like us) belonging to warez forums. Moreover, a genuine license is available free from the Publishers of WinRAR . . . . . since many years.

 

As far as cross-compatibility is concerned, WinRAR was the second to embrace the new-age RAR5 (right behind WinZip — with their ZIPX) — that was the time when 7z lost most of their Users to WinRAR (and some, even to WinZip) all due to the 7z incompatibility with the new algorithm. One of the many other reasons I don't blame members of the scene and other reverse-engineers for their loyalty to WinRAR — the latest RAR5 retains the same file format as the previous versions RAR (WinZip took a battering because their new ZIP file format changed to ZIPX.)

 

I stumbled upon quite a few new WinRAR features, upgrading from the V4 — (surprisingly) not all of which were enabled on the V5, by default.

 

Least, but not last — nothing . . . . . . nothing beats the visuals on the recent builds of WinRAR:—

 

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DKT27
6 minutes ago, dcs18 said:

Moreover, a genuine license is available free from the Publishers of WinRAR . . . . . since many years.

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Do not say that aloud, that's a secret there. :P

 

That secret was introduced to me not a long ago by jalaffa. Turns out, the developer / marketer is quite happy if the users do not pay for it.

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kawamase

It is a step in the right direction visually.

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teodz1984

Blame the scene for proliferating everything under a  RAR...

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vitorio
Posted (edited)
18 hours ago, dcs18 said:

Have personally tested both programs for compression — 7z wins on compression (most of the time) whereas WinRAR wins

Great review.I myself prefer WinRAR.

Edited by vitorio

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Wartas

I prefer the previous version, but no matter what it looks like, it's still the best.

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truemate
Posted (edited)

new looks not so good.... look like some kiddie tool icons

back to classic theme

 

 

On 7/10/2018 at 11:16 PM, DKT27 said:

 

Do not say that aloud, that's a secret there. :P

 

That secret was introduced to me not a long ago by jalaffa. Turns out, the developer / marketer is quite happy if the users do not pay for it.

 

how 🤨 😁

Edited by truemate

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