4 August 2022

Directory Opus 12.28.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.28.3 (beta) is now available for all Opus 12 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

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Changes since 12.28.2:

  • Fixed "Stretch background" not working in floating toolbars.
     
  • Fixed bug in previous beta which could cause problems when trying to view Word documents which could not be opened.
     
  • Fixed problem setting EXIF dates which meant Adobe Bridge did not recognize the "Date Taken" field ("DateTimeOriginal") when set through Opus.
     
  • Setting the EXIF Date Taken ("DateTimeOriginal" tag 0x9003) field in Opus now applies the same value to the EXIF "ModifyDate" field (tag 0x0132). Previously this would be set when changing the modification time of the actual file, but it makes more sense for it to mirror the DateTimeOriginal field.
     
  • The "Ignore diacritics" option in the Filter Bar now handles the Norse O correctly (or at least, it's now consistent with the similar option for the Find As You Type field).
     
  • Fixed problem with Explorer Replacement when clicking on folder links in Excel.

18 July 2022

Directory Opus 12.28.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.28.2 (beta) is now available for all Opus 12 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

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Changes since 12.28.1:

  • The viewer pane will now allow .docx files which have been incorrectly named .doc to be passed to the MS Word preview handler.
     
  • Go NEW=x,y now accepts negative coordinates.
     
  • WAV waveform thumbnails in IEEE floating point format are now supported.
     
  • SSH connections are now treated as case sensitive by default in case we aren't able to auto-detect it.
     
  • Fixed problem with separators going missing if the buttons they were attached to were hidden (e.g. an Undo LIST command that didn't generate any items.)
     
  • Fixed problem with range selection in details mode when selecting a range by shift-clicking and then pressing Shift+Up to deselect the last item in the range.
     
  • Fixed problem where the path-to-selection highlight in the folder tree could show in the wrong color if the tree was locked.
     
  • Fixed problem where the busy indicator in the location field could keep spinning forever if a script column called Script.RefreshColumn in certain circumstances.
     

20 June 2022

Directory Opus 12.28.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.28.1 (beta) is now available for all Opus 12 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

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Changes since 12.28:

  • Updated LibRaw, including support for new OM-1 cameras.
     
  • FLAC/Ogg publisher data now writes "ORGANIZATION" tag for better compatibility. (Both "ORGANIZATION" and "PUBLISHER" work when reading tags.)
     
  • Fixed incorrect metadata shown for audio files whose metadata comes from the Windows shell (e.g. .m4a files).
     
  • Fixed range selection via Shift + Page Down which, with the file display grouped and some of the groups collapsed, would not always immediately repaint all items to reflect their new states.
     
  • Fixed mouse cursor being confined until you alt-tab'd to another window if you opened a color picker, dragged its sliders with the mouse, then closed it with the Esc key without releasing the mouse button.

3 June 2022

Directory Opus 12.28

Directory Opus 12.28 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 12 users.

New versions are often made available several days before they will be detected by the update checker. You can download Opus using the links below if you don't want to wait.

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The following changes were part of the 12.27.1 - 12.27.2 beta updates:

  • Improved layout of button editor menus on low resolution (~720p) screens.
     
  • The archives plugin now filters the file attributes it returns to Opus to avoid ones that can appear in archives but don't make sense in them and cause problems (e.g. "offline" and "pinned").
     
  • Fix for situation where a credentials prompt wasn't triggered for some network drives that needed one.
     
  • Fixed problem which meant desktop double-click handling would stop working if Explorer was restarted.
     
  • On Windows 11, the OneDrive commands to pin or free up space now work recursively on folders to match Explorer's behavior.
     
  • Fixed the Toolbar command ignoring its POS argument if the first coordinate was negative.
     
  • If a Style is saved with the view mode option turned on, but a tab group selected, the view mode setting is now correctly ignored (since view modes in that instance are supposed to come from the tab group).
     
  • Fixed Open With > Paint.Net opening the file twice with newer versions of PaintDotNet.
     
  • Fixed a problem where the folder format could go wrong if a style that was set to turn the format lock on opened a tab group.
     
  • Improved performance of context menus in some situations.
     
  • Updated WebP plugin, which fixes some images not loading.
  • Fixed context menu items registered under HKCR\* appearing for directories when they should only appear for files.

  • Fix for OneDrive context menus not appearing when "Files On Demand" is turned off.
     
  • Fixed @if not working on Viewer toolbar buttons if the only command being run after them was a Show VIEWERCMD=... variant.
     
  • Show VIEWERCMD=fullscreen,on and ...,off can now be used with the viewer to always get a particular state rather than toggle the current state.
     
  • Fixed issue where nothing happened if some Control Panels were opened in particular ways (e.g. "Manage BitLocker" from the drive right-click menu).
     
  • Fix for standalone image viewer opening on the wrong screen if it was previously moved and closed near the right (or bottom) of another screen.

  • Fixed incorrect behaviour when renaming files in FlatView when two files in different folders ended up with the same name.


The following changes are new for 12.28:

  • Fixed problem with undoing a create folder.
     
  • Fix for crash which could happen when undoing a rename.
     
  • Fix for "New" context menu excluding items without descriptions in the registry.
     
  • Fix for bogus Open With menu items due to uninstalled Microsoft Store apps.

18 May 2022

Directory Opus 12.27.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.27.2 (beta) is now available for all Opus 12 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Download:


Changes since 12.27.1:

  • Fixed context menu items registered under HKCR\* appearing for directories when they should only appear for files.

  • Fix for OneDrive context menus not appearing when "Files On Demand" is turned off.
     
  • Fixed @if not working on Viewer toolbar buttons if the only command being run after them was a Show VIEWERCMD=... variant.
     
  • Show VIEWERCMD=fullscreen,on and ...,off can now be used with the viewer to always get a particular state rather than toggle the current state.
     
  • Fixed issue where nothing happened if some Control Panels were opened in particular ways (e.g. "Manage BitLocker" from the drive right-click menu).
     
  • Fix for standalone image viewer opening on the wrong screen if it was previously moved and closed near the right (or bottom) of another screen.
     
  • Fixed incorrect behaviour when renaming files in FlatView when two files in different folders ended up with the same name.

26 April 2022

Directory Opus 12.27.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.27.1 (beta) is now available for all Opus 12 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Download:


Changes since 12.27:

  • Improved layout of button editor menus on low resolution (~720p) screens.
     
  • The archives plugin now filters the file attributes it returns to Opus to avoid ones that can appear in archives but don't make sense in them and cause problems (e.g. "offline" and "pinned").
     
  • Fix for situation where a credentials prompt wasn't triggered for some network drives that needed one.
     
  • Fixed problem which meant desktop double-click handling would stop working if Explorer was restarted.
     
  • On Windows 11, the OneDrive commands to pin or free up space now work recursively on folders to match Explorer's behavior.
     
  • Fixed the Toolbar command ignoring its POS argument if the first coordinate was negative.
     
  • If a Style is saved with the view mode option turned on, but a tab group selected, the view mode setting is now correctly ignored (since view modes in that instance are supposed to come from the tab group).
     
  • Fixed Open With > Paint.Net opening the file twice with newer versions of PaintDotNet.
     
  • Fixed a problem where the folder format could go wrong if a style that was set to turn the format lock on opened a tab group.
     
  • Improved performance of context menus in some situations.
     
  • Updated WebP plugin, which fixes some images not loading.

21 March 2022

Directory Opus 12.27

Directory Opus 12.27 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 12 users.

New versions are often made available several days before they will be detected by the update checker. You can download Opus using the links below if you don't want to wait.

Download:



The following changes were part of the 12.26.1 - 12.26.3 beta updates:

  • FTP SSH now supports elliptic curve algorithms (NIST and 25519).
     
  • The Publisher tag is now supported for FLAC and Ogg files.
     
  • Workaround for Open With > Paint.Net not working correctly due to incorrect data in the registry.
     
  • Fixed List and Small Icons modes not painting the bottom pixels of some icons until something triggered a repaint.
     
  • Fixed problem with standalone viewer's metadata panel not updating when moving to the next/previous.
     
  • Static context menu entries added to the HKCR\* key are now shown for folders as well as files.
     
  • Fixed F-Secure SAFE context menu not appearing.
     
  • Double-clicking in the path field now selects whole path segments, rather than stopping on the wordbreak_char_paths characters like Ctrl-Left / Ctrl-Right does.
     
    • Added space to default wordbreak_char_paths so it's now consistent with wordbreak_char_names which has space hard-coded.
       
    • Added slash and backslash to the default wordbreak characters for names and paths.

      (Some things handled them by default anyway but, previously, if you pasted a full or relative path into the inline rename field, it'd treat the separators like normal letter characters and make it a pain to jump to them.)
       
  • Fixed a crash which could occur using the Clipboard PASTE AS command with a name beginning with a [ character.
     
  • Transparent docked toolbars now use the whole area of each button for hit-testing, even before the buttons become hot, which should make them easier to use.
     
  • Fixed items for a couple of programs appearing multiple times in context menus.
     
  • Commands using both Set QUICKFILTER and QUICKFILTERFLAGS on the same line will now highlight as "on" provided both arguments match the current state.
     
  • Fixed turning on Flat View not applying the Flat View folder format's column-grouping.

    For example, if the file display was already grouped and you turned on Flat View (Mixed), it would stay grouped, but the menus would indicate it was not grouped. The menus were correct and the file display should have been un-grouped, assuming the default situation where the Flat View folder format is turned on and configured to turn off grouping.
     
  • Go FOLDERCONTENT menus now work with collections where multiple items have the same name.
     
  • Fixed crash that could sometimes occur if you held the F5 key down to repeatedly refresh the This PC folder.
     
  • Made a change to hopefully fix incorrect timestamps on SFTP servers.
  • The recently added option to choose whether to display folder icons or lightbulb (Opus logo) icons is now set to lightbulbs by default. If you want to use folder icons you can select this from Preferences / Display / Options / Use current folder's icon.
     
  • Cosmetic fixes/improvements for borders around a few controls on Windows 11.
     
  • Fix for very slow handling of some Photoshop PSD files due to extreme metadata bloat in the form of Adobe's document history tracking.
     
  • Text and TextThumbs plugins now ignore files that start with the PaintDotNet signature, so they can be displayed via its thumbnail handler instead. (Most data at the start of PDN's file format is text, so they looked like text files to both plugins.)
     
  • Fixed problem with automatic path completion in the location field with aliases beginning with a . character.
     
  • Fix for using Windows Search below mount points.
     
  • Scripting DOpus.Create.Blob("test") with no encoding specified creates a UTF16 string again, as per the documentation.
     
  • Troubleshooting setting context_menu_debug now logs more information.
     
  • Blocked Daemon Tools shell extensions by default. See Shell extensions which are blocked by default if you wish to re-enable them, but keep in mind they have caused crashes for several people.
     
  • The GetNewNameData script object (passed to the OnGetNewName method) has a new preview property, which returns true when the method is being called to generate the preview in the Rename dialog, and false when it's renaming the file for real.
     
  • Fixed issue with case-insensitive search for Cyrillic text.
     
  • Fix for Set TABPOSITION=below being able to push things below the file display out of the window frame until the window was resized.


The following changes are new for 12.27:

  • Improved file context menu de-duplication. While building the menus, some registry keys were processed more than once. Menus should now open a little faster. This also fixes the problem introduced in 12.26.2 beta where a single item added via the File Types dialog could appear in the menu more than once.
     
  • Fixed bug introduced in 12.23 where the Viewer Pane / Display Shell Icons checkbox did nothing and the adjacent Display Shell Thumbnails checkbox controlled both settings.