Opening tar.gz files with tar ioslave

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Tue Jun 6 07:21:35 BST 2006

Ainsley Pereira wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have 2 different systems, each running KDE. One is compiled from
> source, the other a kubuntu dapper install. On the kubuntu system, if I
> click on a tar.gz file in konqueror, it opens in a new ark window,
> whereas on my other machine, it browses right into it as if it were just
> another directory, using the tar:/file URL.
> I've looked at all the configuration for the application/x-tgz mimetype,
> but I can't see how to make the kubuntu system use the tar ioslave like
> my other system does. I can manually enter the tar: URL, and that works,
> but I'd like it to just work like it does on the other machine.
> This same behaviour seems to occur at least with 3.5.2 and 3.5.3.

Do you have:

	"Show file in embedded viewer"

checked on the: "Embedding" tab?


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