Hopefully, it's something simple that i missed but I can't seem to figure it out. I did a sequence for both 7-Zip as well as Beyond Compare. both of them have right click context menus in explorer and they don't seem to get applied correctly to the package once it's loaded. I can open the app and go to where it says to enable them and in both cases, they're enabled. I even saw the registry keys get captured as part of the install.

For BC, its not too bad, but there's no way my users will deal with losing their winzip in favor of a program that doesn't even let them right click the zip file to open it.

Has anyone seen this or done an app that has a context menu and gotten it to work?

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Seems to me, you'll have to have the virtualized software running in order to get the context menus to display new menu options. What happens if you run the 7-Zip from the Start Menu, then go to "File > Open", and then right-click on any file or folder - do you see context menu item then?
Note that you have to invoke the file-open system dialogs from inside of the virtualized package - having it running on the background is not going to cut it...
Answered 08/23/2007 by: revizor
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When talking about SoftGrid and context-menu entries for application, you have to remember that only simple file-type association verbs are supported by the client i.e. "Open", "Edit" and so forth. And those are only for specific file-type associations, there's no "generic" handler to show on all files regardless of their type.

Any advanced context-menu functionality is unfortunately beyond SoftGrid client's capabilities as those (as I understand) require registering dll that extends Windows Explorer with those functionalities. These are the things you usually see with things like compression programs, entries within submenus etc. So with 7-zip and also with Winzip you lose some of that functionality when running them as virtualized.

Answered 08/24/2007 by: ksaunam
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If you run an explorer replacement like a43 inside a sequence you get context menus but you'll have to convince your client to opt for a different shell. I am not sure if you can go as far as replacing the entire desktop shell into softgrid because of what needs to be in place as far as the environment goes before softgrid is called but if the shell starts up as one of the last things in the logon process you might be able to take it all the way.
Answered 09/27/2007 by: kkaminsk
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