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Avast Mac "Scan this file with avast" context
« on: July 23, 2008, 06:27:16 PM »
I would like to see a "Scan this file with avast" as a context menu option, so, like in windows, you can scan select files by right clicking.

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Re: Avast Mac "Scan this file with avast" context
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 03:22:18 AM »
Zilog is one of the members of the ALWIL team who works on the Mac and Linux versions. Give him a few days and you should get an answer from him.
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Re: Avast Mac "Scan this file with avast" context
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 04:31:22 PM »
I would like to see a "Scan this file with avast" as a context menu option, so, like in windows, you can scan select files by right clicking.

Uhm, what's "the context menu"? On Linux, this is something not-as-definite as in the unified world of Windows. Yes, _some_ X-windows window managers offers similar menus, but always in their own style, and thus, such feature must be made for each particular manager in the proper way.

But, some window managers also offer user-definable items in their context menus, which can be scripted for invoking avastcmd, just have a look in the configuration center (usually managers have such configuring utility) for this option.

Which particular X11 window manager are you using?

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Re: Avast Mac "Scan this file with avast" context
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2008, 04:46:48 PM »
Zilog, Pretty sure he is using Avast for Mac.
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Re: Avast Mac "Scan this file with avast" context
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 07:23:05 PM »
Zilog, Pretty sure he is using Avast for Mac.

Ah, seems so, thanks for the note :). We'll have look at this (but, in the present version, you can drag the file to the avast's icon in dock, which is quite similar thing - and it's left-button-driven-only :>).

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