How you run windowblinds skins

Some browsers download incorrectly

By on January 17, 2013 12:58:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

neone6

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I still get this alot about why some skins come down as .ZIP instead of .WBA so I decided to be of a little assistance.

If using Internet Explorer you should Change the file-extension from .ZIP to .WBA, but FIRST You have to go to -

Controlpanel / FolderOptions / View-tab and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" -checkbox.

THEN you will see the extensions such as Zip, Rar, Wba etc and then you can change the files name from .ZIP to .WBA

 

An alternative way is to use FireFox instead of InternetExplorer. For some reason it comes down as WBA then...

 

Hope this helps you when searched the forum for answers.

 

/neone6

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January 17, 2013 3:13:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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January 17, 2013 6:02:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I still get this alot about why some skins come down as .ZIP instead of .WBA

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January 17, 2013 6:15:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting neone6,




quoting post
I still get this alot about why some skins come down as .ZIP instead of .WBA

The trick would be to post the suggested solution in the text description included with each of your WB uploads.....[assuming people ever read them of course].  That way you catch the problem at the source....

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January 17, 2013 7:08:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,



Quoting neone6,
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quoting post
I still get this alot about why some skins come down as .ZIP instead of .WBA




The trick would be to post the suggested solution in the text description included with each of your WB uploads.....[assuming people ever read them of course].  That way you catch the problem at the source....
Agreed. But as you said they probably don´t read the description as the question keeps coming up.

-Let´s all switch to FireFox

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January 17, 2013 8:36:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Very odd Andrew, I just tried downloading 20 different Windowblinds skins and if they were uploaded as .wba, they are downloading as .wba. If they were uploaded as a .zip, then they are downloading as a .zip. Everything is working perfectly since yesterday here. Using IE 10 in Windows 7 64-bit and also working fine in IE10 on Windows 8 64-bit. Oh, and of course working fine in Firefox 18.0 as always.

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January 17, 2013 8:46:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Very odd Andrew, I just tried downloading 20 different Windowblinds skins and if they were uploaded as .wba, they are downloading as .wba. If they were uploaded as a .zip, then they are downloading as a .zip. Everything is working perfectly since yesterday here. Using IE 10 in Windows 7 64-bit and also working fine in IE10 on Windows 8 64-bit. Oh, and of course working fine in Firefox 18.0 as always.

wow...someone, somewhere fixed it?? cool!!

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January 17, 2013 8:59:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Eff yeah !!! It´s fixed ???!!!

Now that´s some SERIOUSLY good news !    Thanks for the Info Tom.

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January 17, 2013 9:09:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not only is it fixed, you now have the option to open (auto install) or save the file.

The fix seems to apply only to .wba and .suite files at this time .ip or .iconpackage files are still being changed to .zip

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January 17, 2013 9:16:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
Not only is it fixed, you now have the option to open (auto install) or save the file.

No, that means 'fixed' as that's how it was originally...

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January 17, 2013 9:25:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,



Quoting Wizard1956,
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Not only is it fixed, you now have the option to open (auto install) or save the file.


No, that means 'fixed' as that's how it was originally...

It's been so long since I was able to save a .wba, or right click and "save target as" that I must have forgotten that part.

besides that, it's early here and I haven't had my coffee yet. 

Icon Packages still need this fix.

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January 17, 2013 10:24:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I need a couple of examples of what IP packages are doing this.

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January 17, 2013 11:03:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/iconpackager/2014/

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/iconpackager/1997/

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/iconpackager/1999/

All of these show as zips in the download dialog box and arrive as such. Renaming to .ip allows them to install normally.

XP Pro with IE8

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January 17, 2013 12:33:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks.

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January 17, 2013 4:33:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like the Iconpackager issue is fixed too!

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January 17, 2013 4:52:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Looks like the Iconpackager issue is fixed too!

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January 17, 2013 6:12:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looke like the gremlins got the message. I just hope they don't migrate.......where's my flyswatter.

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