29 April 2015

How to toggle display of Hidden / System files

Commands to toggle system and hidden items can be found in the default toolbars:



Or under Preferences / Folders / Global Filters:



(These options affect all windows and folders at once. You can also use folder formats to hide files with certain attributes in certain folders.)

1 April 2015

Directory Opus 11.13.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.13.1 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 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:

  • When using the Folder Options dialog to save a new default folder format for all folders, the formats for Collections, Flat View, and similar special folder types will now be turned on and derived from your new default format, along with additional settings specific to those folders. For example, Collections have the Location column added. This process will also be applied the first time you run this update, but only for formats types which are currently turned off, repairing the problem a lot of people see where they're missing the Location column in their Find Results, and similar.
  • Added focus keyword to the Set UTILITY command, which can be used to give focus to the Utility panel. When used in conjunction with toggle (e.g. Set UTILITY=find,toggle,focus), it will only turn the utility panel off if it currently has focus. Otherwise, it will be given focus first.
  • Added Set LISTERCMD=OnTopOn and OnTopOff commands, to allow the "on top" state of a Lister to be modified by a command.
  • The DOpus.Output script command can now be used to print an error message as well as a regular message (which causes the error icon to flash in the status bar if no log window is open). e.g. DOpus.Output("Oh no!", true);
  • Ctrl-A now selects all in metadata tag (and similar) fields.
  • Fixed checkbox next to a disabled folder format in Preferences not becoming checked if the format was edited, until Preferences was re-opened.
  • The Print Folder dialog ignored changes typed into the output file field if you pushed return while still in the field. (Tabbing or clicking to another control, or clicking OK both worked.)
  • The Archives plugin now supports .xz and .tar.xz / .txz archives.
  • The internal viewer now preserves the selection rectangle through flips (as it already did for rotations).
  • Relative Date graphs were broken in the Desktop folder.
  • Experimental changes for UTF-8 support in SSH.

26 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.13

Directory Opus 11.13 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 11 users.

Download:

Changes:

This update includes all the changes in the 11.12.x betas:
Additionally, it includes the following fixes:
  • Fixed problem translating some toolbar strings from one language to another.
  • Tabs are now converted to spaces when pasting text into the Create Folder dialog.
  • Fixed issue with EXIF image tags only displaying the last one entered.

20 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.5 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.5 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 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.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Fixed issues with UTF-8 in image metadata introduced in the previous betas (fundamentally UTF-8 encoding wasn't being handled properly for IPTC tags, which now take precedence over Exif/Xmp for some fields).
  • Replaced the Dialog script object's "default" property with "defvalue", and the Toolbar object's "default" property with "deftoolbar", to avoid clashes with JScript reserved keywords. The old property names are still supported for backwards compatibility in other languages.
  • Dialogs displayed with the {dlgfolder} code are now centered over the Lister that launches them.
  • The copy buffer file size is now 512KB by default, since it seems that gives much better results on most modern devices.
  • The Standard Toolbar Highlight and Shadow colors (in Preferences / Display / Colors and Fonts) can now be set as transparent to stop separators being drawn.
  • Updated to version 1.0.2a of the openssl libraries (security fixes).

12 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.4 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 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.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • The @disablenosel command modifier can now test for files or folders specifically (@disablenosel:files, @disablenosel:dirs)
  • The USB Export function now gives the option of 32 bit, 64 bit or both when exporting on a 32 bit machine as well as on a 64 bit one (this is possible because the unified installer means we always have all files available now - previously only the 64 bit installer contained both versions).
  • Ctrl+Backspace now works in the Create Folder dialog (deletes the previous word).
  • Updated to the latest DCRaw code. Supports a few additional cameras.
  • Updated to the latest version of Putty (for FTP SSH support) which mainly offers some security fixes. Please report any SSH issues you may notice with the new version.
  • Fix for web links in some Auslogic tools causing Opus windows to open instead of a web browser if Explorer Replacement was on.
  • Setting just the Image Description metadata field for an image no longer makes it appear as if the Title and Subject fields were set too.
  • Holding the Ctrl key down to display a tooltip for the file with focus will no longer show a tooltip if the mouse is moving, or if a tooltip is already visible from the mouse cursor (previously it was possible to display two tooltips at once, using the mouse and then the keyboard).
  • Fixed the image converter leaving behind an old copy of the image if the file was read-only. Also added a REPLACE=readonly argument to the Image command to suppress read-only prompts.
  • The file display background color for "when quick filter is active" is no longer used if a quick filter is defined but has been temporarily disabled.
  • Fixed renaming into new sub-folders from collections (e.g. rename * to subdir\* in Find Results). Previously, the subdir would not be created.

3 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.3 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 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.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Made a change to hopefully fix a problem during EXIF/IPTC tag writing that could cause the process to fail.
  • Network ABE (access-based enumeration) support should now work correctly on mapped drives as well as UNC paths.

2 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.2 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 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.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Fixed crash that could occur when setting the Authors or Tags metadata fields in an image file.
  • Added debugging output (visible in DebugView) when writing EXIF/IPTC metadata.
  • Fixed problem with desktop/start menu shortcut icon not being installed on a 32 bit system.