21 November 2022

Directory Opus 12.30

Directory Opus 12.30 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 12.29.1 - 12.29.2 beta updates:

  • Added Subject and Title fields to Image category in the advanced filter (find) control.
     
  • Added script dialog Control.SetItemWidth method. Used to set the width of listview items in list and small icon view. Use -1 for autosizing.
     
  • Fixed redraw issue with changing manual sorting order via the keyboard.
     
  • Fixed problem with AirDriveLive context menus when cloud drive is mounted on a folder (rather than as a drive).
     
  • Fixed Type column in collections showing File Folder for junctions/symlinks instead of more detailed information, after a restart. (Fixes items added to collections after this update. Older items must be removed and re-added to correct them.)
     
  • The text viewer/editor search and replace dialogs now allow more characters to be entered in the find and replace fields.
     
  • Fixed problem using Copy TO=ask when the chosen destination is the sub-folder of a zip file.
     
  • Removed erroneous Skip identical option shown on the warning dialog when extracting a folder from a zip file when the target folder already exists.
     
  • Fixed some tab labels not being blurred when taking a secure screenshot.
     
  • Fix for Print Folder crash with certain printer drivers and/or Windows versions. ( https://resource.dopus.com/t/print-export-folder-listing-error-win-11/42326/1 )
     
  • Fix for stray toolbar/menu separator if the Favorites list was on a toolbar/menu and had a separator as its first item.
     
  • Fix for Windows 11 22H2 where Select All and Select Invert did not work in special shell folders (e.g. Recycle Bin).
     
  • Show VIEWERCMD=refresh in the viewer no longer skips the next picture if the current picture has been deleted.
     
  • Workaround for Dropbox context menus not working in the most recent Dropbox version on Windows 11.
     
  • Fixed Details and Power modes not scrolling the focus item into view if you scrolled away from it and then pushed the cursor key in the same direction you had scrolled.
     
  • Improved handling of renaming a directory into a sub-dir of itself, particularly with network drives where another Opus or Explorer window is displaying the directory being moved.
     
  • When loading Icon Sets, additional validation is performed on the specified icon sizes and coordinates.
     
  • The Print Folder tool now calculates file counts of archives if one of the file count columns is added to the format and the option to calculate folder sizes is turned on.
     
  • Changing the user interface language no longer replaces the filetype group infotips and tile definitions if they have previously been modified from the defaults.


The following changes are new for 12.30:

  • Improved viewer support for Photoshop PSB files (like PSD but larger/rarer). The standalone viewer can now open them on double-click and will include them in the next/previous image list.
     
  • Blocked the PC Revive shell extension by default, due to it breaking other things.
     

3 November 2022

Directory Opus 12.29.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.29.2 (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 12.29.1:

  • Fixed Details and Power modes not scrolling the focus item into view if you scrolled away from it and then pushed the cursor key in the same direction you had scrolled.
     
  • Improved handling of renaming a directory into a sub-dir of itself, particularly with network drives where another Opus or Explorer window is displaying the directory being moved.
     
  • When loading Icon Sets, additional validation is performed on the specified icon sizes and coordinates.
     
  • The Print Folder tool now calculates file counts of archives if one of the file count columns is added to the format and the option to calculate folder sizes is turned on.
     
  • Changing the user interface language no longer replaces the filetype group infotips and tile definitions if they have previously been modified from the defaults.

28 October 2022

Crashes caused by MaxTo

A quick heads-up for anyone using Directory Opus and MaxTo together.

 

If you have both installed on the same system and have had Opus crashing or spontaneously exiting, especially when the image viewer opens, then it is possible MaxTo was the cause.

 

Unfortunately, we don't know of anything which we can do on our side to mitigate the problem or block the MaxTo hooks/DLL from loading into the Opus process. It is something which MaxTo will need to fix, either by fixing the code which is crashing or by adding Opus to their compatibility list (similar to the way it avoids affecting other software to prevent causing similar issues with things like the Windows Terminal app).

 

You can track the bug report here:

https://github.com/digitalcreations/MaxTo/issues/779

14 October 2022

Directory Opus 12.29.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.29.1 (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 12.29:

  • Added Subject and Title fields to Image category in the advanced filter (find) control.
     
  • Added script dialog Control.SetItemWidth method. Used to set the width of listview items in list and small icon view. Use -1 for autosizing.
     
  • Fixed redraw issue with changing manual sorting order via the keyboard.
     
  • Fixed problem with AirDriveLive context menus when cloud drive is mounted on a folder (rather than as a drive).
     
  • Fixed Type column in collections showing File Folder for junctions/symlinks instead of more detailed information, after a restart. (Fixes  items added to collections after this update. Older items must be removed and re-added to correct them.)
     
  • The text viewer/editor search and replace dialogs now allow more characters to be entered in the find and replace fields.
     
  • Fixed problem using Copy TO=ask when the chosen destination is the sub-folder of a zip file.
     
  • Removed erroneous Skip identical option shown on the warning dialog when extracting a folder from a zip file when the target folder already exists.
     
  • Fixed some tab labels not being blurred when taking a secure screenshot.
     
  • Fix for Print Folder crash with certain printer drivers and/or Windows versions. ( https://resource.dopus.com/t/print-export-folder-listing-error-win-11/42326/1 )
     
  • Fix for stray toolbar/menu separator if the Favorites list was on a toolbar/menu and the list a separator as its first item.
     
  • Fix for Windows 11 22H2 where Select All and Select Invert did not work in special shell folders (e.g. Recycle Bin).
     
  • Show VIEWERCMD=refresh in the viewer no longer skips the next picture if the current picture has been deleted.
     
  • Workaround for Dropbox context menus not working in the most recent Dropbox version on Windows 11.

30 August 2022

Directory Opus 12.29

Directory Opus 12.29 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 12.28.1 - 12.28.4 beta updates:

  • 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.)
     
  • 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 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Fixed "Stretch background" not working in floating toolbars.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Fix for CreateFolder command, when run via scripts, creating things below the selected folder if there is one and a name (not full path) is specified.
     
  • Simple OK/Cancel dialogs that respond to the Y or N keys now only do so on key press, not key release (in case the same key is used to launch the function.)
     
  • Fixed problem with script dialog static controls which could display text in the wrong color in some situations.
     


The following changes are new for 12.29:

  • Fixed TortoiseGit showing additional, non-functional, context menu in Windows 11.
     
  • Fixed problem opening folder links containing spaces from Outlook emails.
     

25 August 2022

Directory Opus 12.28.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.28.4 (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.

Download:


Changes since 12.28.3:

  • Fix for CreateFolder command, when run via scripts, creating things below the selected folder if there is one and a name (not full path) is specified.
     
  • Simple OK/Cancel dialogs that respond to the Y or N keys now only do so on key press, not key release (in case the same key is used to launch the function.)
     
  • Fixed problem with script dialog static controls which could display text in the wrong color in some situations.
     

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.

Download:


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.