5 February 2016

Directory Opus 11.17.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.17.2 (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.

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Changes:

  • Made a change to attempt to solve the problem of folders containing SolidWorks files loading slowly when the SolidWorks shell extension is installed.
  • User commands and commands added by scripts no longer have argument keywords in the template forced to all-uppercase (e.g. BLAH/K[foo,bar,baz]).
  • Fixed the option to copy NTFS metadata (including labels etc.) being ignored by the Duplicate command. (Normal copy from one folder to another was fine; this only affected Duplicate for creating copies in the source folder.)
  • Fixed minor cosmetic issue with Details and Power mode group headings when using column background colors and not using visual styles to draw items.
  • Windows 10: Fixed some problems with redirected profile folders not being filtered out below the This PC branch of the folder tree.
  • Alt-e now activates the Edit button in the Preferences, Scripts list.
  • Script-generated dialogs with more than two items in the first button's drop-down menu now work correctly.
  • Script commands run from a button with the @filesonly or @dirsonly modifiers will now respect the modifiers for the list of files in the Func object received by the script.

21 January 2016

Directory Opus 11.17.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.17.1 (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.

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Changes:

  • Fixed an issue which could cause icons to disappear (be drawn empty) in conjunction with OneDrive (and sometimes other) shell icon overlay extensions.
  • Fixed double-click on text files not launching EditPlus if it was the default handler (and possibly other programs that register in the same way).
  • Windows XP: Opus 11.17 introduced a change which broke the Duplicate File Finder on Windows XP. It's now fixed.
  • Pasting paths like C:\Users\%username% into the location field now works. Previously the field only accepted paths which started with env-vars. This is only supported for local fixed drives at present, to balance typical use and performance.
  • Fixed update checker's "Edit update settings" link being much too wide.
  • Fixed inline rename ending up over the wrong line if you were sorting by a script column and, for example, pushed ctlr-o to create and rename a new text file.
  • Fixed flat view folder checkbox appearing on the filter bar when in Mixed (No Folders) mode, where the checkbox has no effect.
  • Fixed cases where changing between different Flat View modes did not always re-filtering/re-sorting the file display (possibly only when filtering folders as well).
  • Fixed "Filter folders in Flat view" checkbox not immediately appearing in the filter bar if the bar was already visible and you switched into Flat View while in a folder that has only empty child folders (if any).
  • Toolbar buttons to set filters related to the folder format did not update their checked/unchecked state until something else triggered a toolbar refresh.
  • If you went back or forward in the lister history, the folder format explanation continued to reference the old folder and format. It now changes to "Remembered State", since we do not store explanations with the history.
  • Fixed thumbnail spacing being increased by options to display date/size/dimensions in the label when the label was actually turned off.
  • If the file display was sorted by name and grouped by extension, changing a file's extension did not correctly shift it into the new group.
  • Top-level Breadrcumbs menu now filters out folders from the list of drives. (Same clutter Win8.1 and Win10 added under This PC in other places.)
  • A fix in 11.17 had the unwanted side effect that we no longer went back to the previous folder after a failed navigation (unless it was initiated from a script). This behaviour has been restored.
  • Fixed "Open unregistered file types in text viewer if they appear to be plain text" taking precedence over the "Open With" choice for files which are in text format and are without a registered file type.
  • Fixed crash if you held ctrl while turning the mouse wheel in parts of the Customize dialog.
  • Updated to the latest version (9b) of "libjpeg", the library that Opus uses for JPEG image support.
  • Scripting fixes:
    • Script methods that expect to be given containers like Map or Vector as a parameter (e.g. Map.assign) now also work if given a Var that contains the object.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur if a script assigned a Var to itself.
    • Fixed OnDoubleClick scripts not having item.is_dir and other properties when drives under This PC (My Computer) were double-clicked.
    • Within scripts, file items from libraries, when obtained via a tab's collections (e.g. selected_files), now have their realpath properties resolved to their real paths. Previously, they would be a lib://... path and you would have to use FSUtil.Resolve on them.

17 December 2015

2015 Holiday Sale - Half price!

To celebrate the end of another fine year of Directory Opus development, GP Software is pleased to announce the 2015 Holiday sale is now on!

Until December 26th, everything Directory Opus-related is 50% off! That means:

  • Directory Opus Light is 50% off.
  • Directory Opus Pro is 50% off.
  • Upgrades from Opus 10 or earlier to Opus 11 are 50% off.
  • Extra licences are 50% off.
  • Optional features like Advanced FTP and USB export are 50% off.
It's all 50% off! :)

To take advantage of this sale, use the coupon code HALFPRICE2015 before December 27th.
We hope you've had a great 2015. Enjoy the holiday season and we wish you a fantastic year in 2016!

All the best,
Greg & Jon
GP Software, Brisbane, Australia

Directory Opus 11.17

Directory Opus 11.17 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 11 users.

Download:

Changes:

This stable update includes the following new change in addition to everything from the 11.16.x beta updates:

11.17:
  • Enabled preservation of folder dates when copying to FTP sites.
11.16.1 beta:
  • Fixed an error uploading to some SSH SFTP sites.
  • The combination of Single Click and Full Row Select modes now interprets clicks anywhere on the line as a double-click, instead of only on the name part. (Unless Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced: single_click_rename is on.)
  • Fixed scrollbars and full row selection rectangles not updating to account for bold labels in auto-sized columns when changing folders.
  • Windows 10: Open With > Choose Default Program now lets you set a default program again, not just select which program is used to open the file once.
  • Breadcrumbs path field now respects the Select previous folder when going up Preferences setting by default. The selectprevious and noselectprevious args can be used to override this.
  • The Drives List drop-down will now take you to the root of the drive if you select the drive you are already on. (Previously, it did nothing, even when the curdir argument was not specified.). When the curdir argument is used this must be enabled by adding the rootmode argument as well. The same change also applies to the Go DRIVEBUTTONS command when CURDIR argument is used.
  • Metadata panel defaults to the current folder when you add cover art. (Since the cover art is usually already in the same folder as the music.)
  • Metadata panel would show coverart unghosted if you selected one file, then ctrl-selected another with different art. Both covers should be ghosted unless changed or in both files.
  • Fixed Windows Search results from the previous query coming into the results collection if you changed the query while the previous one was about to return results.
  • Fixed libraries pointing at network paths loading slowly if localized paths were enabled.
  • Fix for status bar which could appear over some lister elements if it was turned off and you switched to dual display.
  • Tooltips in some list controls (mainly in Preferences, not the file display) could show text for the item above the mouse pointer in some situations.
  • Fixed cosmetic issue with Thumbnails mode where tiny thumbnails (or huge fonts) could cause labels to draw on top of each other in extreme cases.
  • Fixed cosmetic issue with Tiles mode and the Details mode Thumbnail column. The case of CD cover thumbnails could grow larger than the cover art inside it.
  • Fix for the script log not showing all script output when scripts generated a huge volume of messages at once.
  • Fixed memory leak when using script columns.
  • Fixed memory leak each time a Rename or Column script was called for a file.
  • Fixed scripting doubleClickData.mouse always showing "none" outside of Details and Power modes.
  • Fix for script columns not working for all items in folders with around 10,000 items or more.
  • Fix for crash which could occur with some script code. e.g. "Set x = Nothing, DOpus.Output x"
  • Windows 10: The folder tree no longer shows duplicate copies of removable drives under both Desktop and This PC branches (sometimes reported as empty drives being shown).
  • AudioTags plugin now handles incorrect FLAC files with ID3 data before the "fLaC" header by skipping over it.
  • Fixed a number of issues with high DPI displays.
11.16.2 beta:
  • The thumbnail size slider can now be made to preserve the currently set aspect ratio, by adding the "preserve" keyword to the Args field when editing the field's underlying command.
  • The thumbnail size slider, and Show THUMBNAILSIZE by default, now affect hidden folder tabs as well as the visible ones.
  • Static context menu items that have localized strings for labels now work if they use an environment variable (e.g. @%CommonProgramFiles%\...) to load a string from a DLL.
  • Copy MAKELINK AS now guards against creating a shortcut on top of the file being pointed to.
  • Fixed Create Multiple Folders checkbox not always redrawing immediately if toggled via the keyboard.
  • Clicking the Sync panel's source/dest swap button now also swaps the lock states of the two path fields.
  • The Find and Dupes panels now automatically unlock their folder lists when the lists are modified.
  • Fixed crash when changing Find In folder via the browse dialog in specific circumstances.
  • Fixed the new destination tab opened for Find Results being made the source if it triggered dual display opening and the global option to open the dual display as source was on.
  • Renaming the case of things inside Rar and 7z archives now works.
  • Adding files from collections (including search results) to archives is now faster for Zip and now possible for plugin formats (7z, RAR, etc.).
  • If you launch a folder that is already open in the destination side of a dual-display lister, that side will now be made the source, so you can immediately use the folder via the keyboard.
  • Fixed copied folders gaining the A attribute when preserving attributes, if NTFS ADS metadata for them was also copied.
  • Fixed metadata panel only allowing the mouse wheel to increase, not decrease, the MP3 year tag if it was empty before clicking on it.
  • If you ran the Duplicate Finder with nothing defined for the output collection, the Select button did not work.
  • High DPI: Fixed the Advanced Button Editor toolbar covering the first line of the edit control at high DPI, if the dialog had its minimal size.
11.16.3 beta:
  • Opus now attempts to detect when third-party DLLs incorrectly call the WSACleanup() function, which can cause Opus FTP to stop working. If an incorrect call is detected Opus will block it and inform you of the faulty DLL's name.
  • If Opus detects it is running elevated on a machine with UAC enabled, it now displays "ADMINISTRATOR" in the titlebar so it is easy to detect. It also adds warnings beside Preferences options related to things which only work when Opus is run normally, like Explorer Replacement and Desktop Double-Click. (See our related guide for more information. Generally, you should use the built-in UAC support and Administrator Mode rather than run the whole program elevated.)
  • SSH - Updated putty to 0.66 (minor changes only).
  • Windows 10: Double-clicks on PDF files now work on a vanilla Windows 10 machine. (May also fix double-click issues with some other file types that don't have a file type class registered.)
  • Fix for drag & drop not working from Calibre to Opus.
  • Fix for crash which could happen when holding down a hotkey for several seconds, triggering folder read/refresh, with either scripts diverting the read to a different folder or a folder that takes a long time to read.
  • Fixed problem that could cause TortoiseSVN status icons to not update after a commit.
11.16.4 beta:
  • The Go command has a new TOFRONT argument which makes the lister the active window and brings it to the front. This can be useful if you need to send Opus a single-line command from an external program and want to both change folders and activate the window.
  • Fixed 11.16.3 breaking TSVN overlays in some cases, and possibly some other shell extensions which used WinSock in certain ways.
  • Set COLUMNSTOGGLE=columnlist,insert now inserts nearest where you right-clicked, instead of always inserting to the left of the column you clicked on.
  • The default column header context menu uses COLUMNSTOGGLE=columnlist,insert now.
  • Button editor menus for COLUMNSTOGGLE now include the insert argument.
  • The list under Preferences / Display / Fields now only draws items in custom font styles/colors if they are enabled.
  • Select Folder dialog (e.g. from Find panel's browse button) no longer selects the special Local Harddrives item when it isn't supposed to, and now does select it when it is supposed to.
  • Windows 10 and 8.1: Select Folder dialog (e.g. from Find panel's browse button) now filters the This PC (aka My Computer) branch to exclude things which are not drive roots, removing the profile folder clutter Windows has put there.
  • The "Allow file selection when clicking..." mouse options are now more consistent with their descriptions, between Details/Power and other modes, and with how they handle selection vs deselection.
  • Fix for lister not coming to the front if "Allow file selection when clicking to switch source/destination state" was turned off and the lister was activated by clicking on a file outside of Details and Power modes.
  • Improved UAC elevation "ADMINISTRATOR" warnings added in 11.16.3 to exclude built-in admin account if not subject to UAC.
  • Fixed a crash if you closed the Customize dialog when you had a context menu's submenu displayed.
11.16.5 beta:
  • Fixed breadcrumbs path field sometimes showing the wrong icon for the current folder when editing the path, and in the drop-down list.
  • Fixed path field drop-downs ending up with multiple items for the same folder if the Recent list was disabled.
  • Fixed Breadcrumbs and Recent path field drop-downs using the per-lister History limit to trim the Recent list, if they are displaying it.
  • Improvement to icon refresh after e.g. TortoiseSVN commit.
  • Fixed bug which stopped the FTP Quick Connect function from working when selecting a site from the dropdown list.

7 December 2015

Directory Opus 11.16.5 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.16.5 (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.

Download:


Changes:

  • Fixed breadcrumbs path field sometimes showing the wrong icon for the current folder when editing the path, and in the drop-down list.
  • Fixed path field drop-downs ending up with multiple items for the same folder if the Recent list was disabled.
  • Fixed Breadcrumbs and Recent path field drop-downs using the per-lister History limit to trim the Recent list, if they are displaying it.
  • Improvement to icon refresh after e.g. TortoiseSVN commit.
  • Fixed bug which stopped the FTP Quick Connect function from working when selecting a site from the dropdown list.

3 December 2015

Directory Opus 11.16.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.16.4 (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.

Download:


Changes:

  • The Go command has a new TOFRONT argument which makes the lister the active window and brings it to the front. This can be useful if you need to send Opus a single-line command from an external program and want to both change folders and activate the window.
  • Fixed 11.16.3 breaking TSVN overlays in some cases, and possibly some other shell extensions which used WinSock in certain ways.
  • Set COLUMNSTOGGLE=columnlist,insert now inserts nearest where you right-clicked, instead of always inserting to the left of the column you clicked on.
  • The default column header context menu uses COLUMNSTOGGLE=columnlist,insert now.
  • Button editor menus for COLUMNSTOGGLE now include the insert argument.
  • The list under Preferences / Display / Fields now only draws items in custom font styles/colors if they are enabled.
  • Select Folder dialog (e.g. from Find panel's browse button) no longer selects the special Local Harddrives item when it isn't supposed to, and now does select it when it is supposed to.
  • Windows 10 and 8.1: Select Folder dialog (e.g. from Find panel's browse button) now filters the This PC (aka My Computer) branch to exclude things which are not drive roots, removing the profile folder clutter Windows has put there.
  • The "Allow file selection when clicking..." mouse options are now more consistent with their descriptions, between Details/Power and other modes, and with how they handle selection vs deselection.
  • Fix for lister not coming to the front if "Allow file selection when clicking to switch source/destination state" was turned off and the lister was activated by clicking on a file outside of Details and Power modes.
  • Improved UAC elevation "ADMINISTRATOR" warnings added in 11.16.3 to exclude built-in admin account if not subject to UAC.
  • Fixed a crash if you closed the Customize dialog when you had a context menu's submenu displayed.

26 November 2015

Directory Opus 11.16.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.16.3 (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.

Download:


Changes:

  • Opus now attempts to detect when third-party DLLs incorrectly call the WSACleanup() function, which can cause Opus FTP to stop working. If an incorrect call is detected Opus will block it and inform you of the faulty DLL's name.
  • If Opus detects it is running elevated on a machine with UAC enabled, it now displays "ADMINISTRATOR" in the titlebar so it is easy to detect. It also adds warnings beside Preferences options related to things which only work when Opus is run normally, like Explorer Replacement and Desktop Double-Click. (See our related guide for more information. Generally, you should use the built-in UAC support and Administrator Mode rather than run the whole program elevated.)
  • SSH - Updated putty to 0.66 (minor changes only).
  • Windows 10: Double-clicks on PDF files now work on a vanilla Windows 10 machine. (May also fix double-click issues with some other file types that don't have a file type class registered.)
  • Fix for drag & drop not working from Calibre to Opus.
  • Fix for crash which could happen when holding down a hotkey for several seconds, triggering folder read/refresh, with either scripts diverting the read to a different folder or a folder that takes a long time to read.
  • Fixed problem that could cause TortoiseSVN status icons to not update after a commit.