22 September 2017

Directory Opus 12.6.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.6.2 (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.

This is an Opus 12 update. If you are using Opus 11 or earlier then you should not install this beta unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.

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Changes:

  • The tooltip for the Clipboard PASTE and PASTELINK commands (e.g. in the Edit menu) can now display a preview of the clipboard contents. To enable this in existing toolbars, edit the function for the command and add %1 to the tooltip definition. For example, the new default tooltip for Clipboard PASTE is Paste files and folders on the clipboard to the destination folder\n\n%1.
  • Added Composers and Conductors columns to the Music category.
  • Added setting for "off" file display background color to Preferences / Display / Colors & Fonts.
     
  • Flickr photo syncing works again (Opus now supports the OAuth authentication system which Flickr has recently switched to).
  • Saving an image from the viewer (e.g. after cropping it) now preserves the original EXIF data from the source image if possible.
  • Fix for new Go REBUILDTREE command not working properly in a dual display Lister.
  • Fixed internal "IDL:" type strings appearing in tooltips in generated Go FOLDERCONTENT menus.
  • Fixed crash if a button or script rapidly changed the status icons of the file open in the image viewer.
  • Fixed some arguments to Properties SETLABEL being ignored if a single button used it multiple times.
  • Fixed bug introduced in previous beta where things such as the Replace dialog only showed times and not dates.
  • Fixed script and FTP logs not line-wrapping if the windows they were on were never resized.
  • If the Rename dialog's script panel was open, refreshing the rename preview cleared both the dialog's script output and the global script log. It now only clears the dialog's output.
  • Fixed Opus not recognizing the date taken field in some image files (specifically, files that use the Xmp "CreateDate" field rather than the Xmp or Exif "DateTimeOriginal" fields).
  • Fixed problem with {parent} code in Rename dialog revealing an internal path when in the root of a library.
  • Clicking the Edit Labels link from a folder format dialog opened via the Preferences Folder Formats page will now save any changes made in that dialog before it closes.
     
  • Scripting:
    • Added Tab.displayed_label property which returns the currently displayed label of the tab (whether a custom label has been set or not).
    • The FSUtil.Hash script method can now calculate sha256 and sha512 hashes.
    • Added a warning message if your rename script return an object which cannot be converted to a string. In particular, this helps if you mistakenly do something like 'return new String("Hello World")' from JScript. (You can make that work by removing 'new' or calling '.toString()' on the object.)
    • Scripts can now pass a Tab object to the Go TABPOS command to reposition tabs other than the currently active ones.
    • For the FSUtil.GetShellProperty and similar methods, properties that are returned as SAFEARRAYs (e.g. the shell's "Composers" column) are now converted to Opus Vector objects automatically (since JScript can't easily handle SAFEARRAYs).
    • Fixed problem with the Script.RefreshColumn method which could cause script columns to stop working until the folder was refreshed (e.g. by pressing F5).
    • Fixed problem with script columns not being generated in Find Results collections until F5 pressed.

1 September 2017

Directory Opus 12.6.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.6.1 (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.

This is an Opus 12 update. If you are using Opus 11 or earlier then you should not install this beta unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.

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Changes:

  • Added Go REBUILDTREE command. Equivalent to toggling tree off and on again.
  • Added metadata support for the IPTC/XMP Special Instructions field.
  • Added Favorites ALIAS command which lets folder aliases be added, modified and deleted.
  • Added Favorites command COPYTO and MOVETO arguments, which cause the generated list of favorite folders to contain commands for copying or moving selected files to your favorite folders.
  • Copy TO=ask and TO=ask$ now allow a default path to be specified, e.g. Copy TO=ask:c:\data.
  • The new advanced options custom_time_format and custom_date_format allow you to override the standard system date and time formats.
  • Pressing Ctrl-T in the Find-As-You-Type field now toggles the state of the fayt_firstchar_repeat advanced Preferences setting.
  • Preferences / File Operations / Progress Indicators has a new option to turn off the slide animation when a queued operation begins. The animation is also automatically suppressed when using Remote Desktop or if client-area animations are turned off system-wide.
  • The dialog for configuring folder thumbnails now has a Defaults button to reset just its settings without having to reset the whole Thumbnails preferences page as well.
  • Added compatibility with some incorrectly formatted BMP images.
  • The folder tab strip's empty space can now be clicked to activate that side of the Lister (unless the tab_click_nofocus Advanced Preferences option is on).
  • Clicking a file display's scrollbars will now make it the source in all cases. (Previously, this only happened for Details and Power modes.)
  • The Go FOLDERCONTENT command now accepts the useshell keyword to force the folder to be enumerated using the shell (to get shell ordering and display names).
  • Added Creator and Producer fields to the list of file display columns (currently these columns are only supported by PDF files - the metadata panel already supported them). You can also search on them using the Advanced Find function.
  • Preferences / Folder Tree / Contents now has an option to hide Creative Cloud Files from the Tree (only present if Adobe Creative Cloud is installed on the machine).
  • The Select ADVANCED command now allows the name of a saved filter to be specified to open the selection dialog with that filter already loaded. e.g. Select ADVANCED=MyFilter.
  • The Set Attributes dialog can now copy the various "document date" fields (created, edited, last saved) to the modification and creation time fields.
  • The "Save Tab group" dialog now displays an indicator in the drop-down list to show which tab group was most recently loaded.
  • The SetAttr META command now accepts usercomment as a synonym for comment.
  • Opus now displays a confirmation message before generating a context menu for a large number of files. The limit defaults to 1000 but this can be changed with the context_menu_max_files advanced option. Set it to 0 for no limit like before.
  • The Browse button in the advanced function editor now displays a drop-down menu letting you browse for files or folders, and also insert a folder alias or FTP site.
  • Updated 7z and UnRAR components to current stable versions.
  • Improved the behavior of the Preferences / Folder Tabs / Options / Preserve folder tree expansion when switching tabs option.
  • Improved the performance of the Browse for folder dialog when a network path is pasted into the path field.
     
  • Diacritics are now ignored when grouping by name (and other text fields). For example, Ábc will now group under A-H rather than in the Unspecified group. (Vista and above.)
  • Context menu items that showed up as a long "internal" string (e.g. @{Microsoft.Windows.Photos.blahblahblah}) are now displayed correctly.
  • Copying music file cover art in the metadata editor via drag and drop now works correctly (previously the copied cover art would not be saved to the target file).
  • DPI scaling is now applied to the positions of toolbars on shared rows and columns.
  • Improved alignment of drive letters when added to the corners of drive buttons.
  • Status Icons changes:
    • The Status Icons column now sorts and groups by the names of the status labels, so you can change the order by editing the names in Preferences. (Previously, the sorting/grouping of the icons was somewhat arbitrary.)
    • Added a small space between status icons.
    • Status Icon overlay in the full-screen viewer now moves down and out of the way when the toolbar is made visible by clicking the top of the screen.
    • The Status Icon column now shows "..." to indicate when there are more icons than will fit in the column.
    • Group names should now be correct when grouping by Status Icons which have their Show in Label column option turned off.
    • Fixed Preferences / Viewer / Appearance / Show status icons not working if the image viewer started as a normal window and then went full-screen.
  • A tab that has its loading deferred until tab activation will now correctly add the path to the history list when a sub-directory is entered.
  • The file log no longer truncates paths to 260 characters when saving it as a text file.
  • Added option to save the file log as a CSV file, and a "copy to clipboard" context menu.
  • Opus will now attempt to preserve zip file metadata (rating, tags, etc) when the archive is modified.
  • Fix for crash caused by the Windows 10 Creators Update which could happen at a random time after the credentials dialog was displayed for a network drive.
  • Advanced Find wasn't able to find labels that had their Show in label column option turned off.
  • The Go TABUNDOCLOSE command now preserves the tab color setting of the closed tab.
  • Fixed FTP login problems with SwiFTP android server.
  • A separator immediately following a Properties SETLABEL generated list of buttons was not displayed.
  • Keyboard accelerators (e.g. in Preferences) where the key in some non-English languages (e.g. Japanese) appears at the end of the translated label (e.g. xxxxxxxx (Y)) now work correctly.
  • Fixed issue with certain corrupt RAR files which could cause Opus to keep trying to open them instead of giving up on failure.
  • Fixed folder with a name like ::{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} appearing in Desktop if Opus was configured to show the OneDrive folder there but OneDrive was broken or disabled.
  • Fixed Synchronize tool not properly matching files between sides if special folders with localized names were below the starting point of the sync, and Preferences / Folders / Folder Display / Display localized folder names was on. (e.g. If you synced the parent of the special Documents or Music folders, either having moved them to folders with different names or when using a non-English version of Windows.)
  • Fixed problems with labels in the tree disappearing when the label Preferences are edited.
  • The two default context menu items for files in a collection were not translated when changing languages.
  • If the file display format is set to group by Labels, the "collapsed" option now works correctly.
  • When using the Copy As function from a zip file, the "enter a new name" dialog continued to offer the first file's name as a default for second and subsequent files.
  • Fixed problem when copying out of zip files in flat view mode - only files in the root folder were copied, files in sub-folders were ignored.
  • Fixed shared rename presets from older versions sometimes getting numeric names when imported into Opus 12.
  • Copying files out of zip files now obeys the "unattended" settings correctly.
  • The Copy MAKELINK command now works from a file collection.
  • The SetAttr META command now reports when errors occur, and allows you to skip over errors and continue setting metadata on subsequent files.
  • The Preferences / Viewer / Appearance / Display full path option didn't work.
     
  • Scripting / Plugin changes:
    • Fixed DVP_LoadText plugin API.
    • Added FSUtil.GetErrorMsg script method to get (localized) plain text error message from an error code.
    • Added QuickFilter object (accessed via Tab.quickfilter property) which provides information on the state of the quick filter in the tab.
    • The DOpus.Strings.Langs property can now be dereferenced directly (e.g. DOpus.Strings.Langs(0) now works).
    • Added DOpus.Strings.HasLanguage method to test if a particular language is included in the string resources.
    • Added Item.shortpath, Path.shortpath and Path.longpath properties.
    • Clicking the Abort button in a progress dialog obtained via the Command.progress property no longer aborts the script (instead, the abort event can be polled for via GetAbortState as documented).
    • The Aliases.Add script method now correctly updates the Aliases object when replacing/modifying an existing alias.
    • Reading the label property of a Control object referring to an editable combo box now works correctly after the dialog has been closed.
    • The minimum value setting for a numeric edit control was being ignored unless the maximum value was also set.

13 June 2017

Directory Opus 12.6

Directory Opus 12.6 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 12 users.

(Do not install this if you are still using Opus 11 or earlier, unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.)

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Changes from 12.5:

  • Fix for crash which could occur when refreshing the folder display, opening new tabs, or renaming files in some cases.
  • Fixed crash which could sometimes occur with certain command sequences in a button. (e.g. CreateFolder, then open the folder in the dual display.)
  • The Filter Bar now automatically disables partial matching when a file type group is being matched. For example, grp:Archives will no longer match example.rar.jpg, even if partial matching is enabled.
  • Fixed minor problem displaying some licence counts in the licence manager.

13 May 2017

Directory Opus 12.5.1

Directory Opus 12.5.1 (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.

This is an Opus 12 update. If you are using Opus 11 or earlier then you should not install this beta unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.

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Changes:

  • Fix for crashes or double entries for items when refreshing the folder display, opening new tabs, or renaming files.
  • Fixed crash which could sometimes occur with certain command sequences in a button. (e.g. CreateFolder, then open the folder in the dual display.)
  • The Filter Bar now automatically disables partial matching when a file type group is being matched. For example, grp:Archives will no longer match example.rar.jpg, even if partial matching is enabled.

1 May 2017

Directory Opus 12.5

Directory Opus 12.5 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 12 users.

(Do not install this if you are still using Opus 11 or earlier, unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.)

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12.5 contains all the changes from the 12.4.x betas. It also contains the following new changes:

  • Fixed problem introduced in 12.4 where you could not use AltGr+' -- actually AltGr + (the key bottom-left of Return, depending on keymap) -- to type special characters in some locales, as it was interpreted as the Ctrl+' which now copies the name from the file above.
  • It's now possible to make a link to a drive root, e.g. Copy MAKELINK=softlink E:\
  • In Script dialogs, combo edit controls can now have their editable text set via Control.label.
  • The script method Control.GetItemByLabel was incorrectly documented as GetItemByName. Both versions work now.
  • The script Blob.ToArray and ToVBArray methods now take optional "from" and "size" parameters, similar to CopyFrom.

20 April 2017

Directory Opus 12.4.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.4.4 (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.

This is an Opus 12 update. If you are using Opus 11 or earlier then you should not install this beta unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.

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Changes:

  • The Info Tip font is now configurable through Preferences.
  • The {dlgsave} code now allows the "save as type" field to be populated, e.g. {dlgsave|Title|Default Name.txt|type=Text Files!*.txt!Doc Files!*.doc}. Add # following the type= string to automatically include the "All files" item.
     
  • Label lists in Preferences / Folder Options now use the configured file text color as well as background color.
  • On the Label Assignments page in Preferences, it was possible to open multiple label filter dialogs simultaneously, which could cause a crash when the dialogs were closed.
  • The Change Attributes dialog now resizes to make sure the list of attributes is completely visible.
  • Fixed problem where a label filter that used Type Match Folders could misidentify some archives as folders when in a library.
  • Fixed a problem with labels not working properly on folders in the tree if they have localized filenames.
  • Fixed problem with PDF metadata not decoding some strings correctly.
  • If a toolbar button was highlighted with the mouse and then the mouse moved over an adjacent spacer, the button would remain highlighted.
  • Fixed problem with progress dialog ending up the wrong size if it was minimized with the copy queue visible and all but the last item finished (removing the queue) while still minimized.
  • Info tips will now display strings enclosed in angle brackets (e.g. <blah>) unless they're a supported html-style tag.
  • Fix for double-clicking images if the Windows Photos app was set as the default image viewer, after the Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • Fixed problem with metadata pane not setting exif tags in some circumstances.
  • Set JOBSBAR command was missing from the manual.
     
  • For combo edit controls in script dialogs, Control.value.name now returns the string entered by the user if they typed something in rather than picking from the dropdown list.
  • In scripts, a Dialog object can now be used as the parent window for things that need one. E.g. a dialog can have another dialog as its parent.
  • The new Dialog.disable_window property lets a dialog automatically disable a window while it's visible, and re-enable it again once the dialog closes.
  • Save dialogs shown via the Dialog.Save method now support a fourth argument to populate the "save as type" dropdown.
  • Fixed a problem with "multicol" script columns incorrectly being called for non-multicol columns.

11 April 2017

Directory Opus 12.4.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.4.3 (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.

This is an Opus 12 update. If you are using Opus 11 or earlier then you should not install this beta unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.

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Changes:

  • Added Show in Label column option for labels, which lets you prevent their name being shown in the Label column in a Lister.
  • Added script dialog rclick event for listbox and listview items. The Msg object also has new mousex and mousey properties that give the mouse location (in screen coordinates) when the message was generated.
  • It's now possible to define a hotkey that overrides the Escape key in the standalone viewer.
  • The Label Assignments list in Preferences now uses the configured file display background color.
  • Context menu items in the registry as "static verbs" now work correctly from the file display background context menu (e.g. Git for Windows).
  • Fixed problem in List mode where the filename of a newly created folder could be displayed in the wrong location until the file display was repainted.
  • Fixed Text viewer's "assume UTF-8" checkbox becoming stuck if turned on.
  • Fix for drag & drop from TortoiseSVN repo browser creating zero byte files.