15 October 2019

Directory Opus 12.17.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.17.4 (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.

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Changes since 12.17.3 beta:

  • Fixed some 32-bit programs not appearing in the Open With menu if they registered themselves in a particular way.
     
  • Transition Animations are no longer used on systems with mixed DPIs. (High DPI is fine, but all monitors need use the same scaling for the animations to work correctly.)
     
  • Fixed shadows on certain elements, and highlights around Preferences search results, looking wrong over windows which straddle monitors of different DPIs.
     
  • Experimental workaround for pop-up menus and tooltips opening with the wrong size or position in some mixed-DPI situations. (This is a fairly awful bug in Windows 10 when using monitors that don't all have the same DPI.) If this causes problems (e.g. flashing windows when menus open), it can be turned off via Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced [Troubleshooting]: mixed_dpi_mitigations.
     
  • Fix for previous beta hiding the viewer toolbar from Customize > Toolbars so you could no longer modify its visual properties.
     
  • Fixed a problem when the Rename command was run with filenames provided by the {file} command sequence and a filename contained a wildcard character.
     
  • Fixed memory leak when pasting text or image data into new files via Ctrl-V in the file display.

11 October 2019

Directory Opus 12.17.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.17.3 (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 12.17.2 beta:

  • The image viewer now lets you scroll left and right with the mouse wheel by holding the Alt key. (Assuming the wheel is set to scroll the image in Preferences.)
     
  • The standalone viewer's factory default toolbar now has Open Containing Folder and Refresh in the File menu, and a button to open the containing folder on the main toolbar. (To pick up these changes, you'll need to right-click the empty part of your viewer toolbar and choose the option to reset it.)
     
  • The Open With menu now includes "Metro" applications from the Microsoft Store.
     
  • Added the SHELLVERB and SHELLCLASS arguments to the FileType command. This provides the ability to launch files and folders via the Windows shell, bypassing Opus's internal logic, with the options of specifying the verb and file type or application class to use.
     
  • When inline-renaming a file, Ctrl-W to upper-case all words now leaves the file extension alone (unless it is part of the text selection).
     
  • Fixed problem introduced in previous beta which could cause folder size/contents calculation to be performed twice if displayed in the folder infotip.
     
  • Possible fix for Excel's preview handler not resizing correctly when first opened.
     
  • The command Copy TO="ask:{sourcepath}" now works correctly.
     
  • Fix for very rare crash that could happen when changing folders while Flat View was refreshing.
     
  • Fix for Preview Handlers and ActiveX viewers not resizing correctly when using Remote Desktop between Windows 10 machines at different DPIs.
     
  • Fixed new Listers not being correctly snapped to a monitor when opening under certain DPI situations.
     
  • The Directory Opus Archives -> Extract Here context menu command now works from within a file collection (e.g. from Find Results - the files will be placed in the same folder as the zip file itself).
     
  • Fix for Opus running with Below Normal priority if launched via the installer, or via Explorer Replacement from an elevated process when not already running.

3 October 2019

Directory Opus 12.17.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.17.2 (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 12.17.1 beta:

  • The "Size on Disk" column now shows 0 bytes for offline files (e.g. Dropbox/Onedrive files that are only stored in the cloud).
     
  • Fixed a problem introduced in the previous beta which could stop progress dialogs being displayed in some situations.
     
  • Improved efficiency in folders with a large number of sub-folders when the file count column was turned on.
     

1 October 2019

Directory Opus 12.17.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.17.1 (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 12.17:

  • Fixed a problem which meant sorting by File Count columns didn't work reliably after changing/reading folders.

  • Fixed inline rename in icon and thumbnails modes not always expanding the edit control's height when needed.

  • Added support for a method of hiding special folders (e.g. OneDrive) from the folder tree which is used by File Explorer but was ignored by Opus until now.

  • Added support hiding the OneDrive Business folder from the tree via Preferences.

  • Fixed problem where a dialog displayed by a function (e.g. the Copy As dialog) could end up being hidden if the progress indicator was minimized.

  • Improved positioning logic when the Default Lister is set to open "always over the mouse pointer". While adjusting the position to avoid existing Listers, minimized windows are now ignored and if there isn't room on the bottom/right it now also tries the top/left.

  • Ctrl + Mouse Wheel to change font/thumbnail size in Listers is now back to normal, after the up/down directions were swapped in 12.17.

  • Toolbar buttons which run Set SHOWFILTERFILENAME=regex:... and similar using regular expressions now toggle and indicate their states correctly.
     
  • When the standalone viewer is in windowed mode and auto-sizes, it can now grow slightly wider and taller, into Windows 10's invisible resizing borders.

  • Fixed viewer issue where you could not scroll all the way to the right of images wider than 32768 pixels (after any zoom was applied).

  • Fixed problem with searching for a string in the text viewer in hex mode, via the FAYT (it wouldn't be case sensitive in some situations).

  • Internal viewer performance fix when drag-selecting images.

  • Animated Gif plug-in changes:

    • Now supports selections with fixed aspect ratios.
    • Performance fix when drag-selecting images.
    • Now supports assigning Expand/Scroll Image to left double-click. This includes being able to open the expanded image when it is not being scaled down, similar to the internal viewer (only for double-clicks). (Previously, expanding was only possible when single-clicking the left or middle button.)
    • Now supports the Show VIEWERCMD=dragsel command used by advanced script add-ins for esoteric mouse button behavior.
       
  • Blocked the File Renamer Turbo context menu extension ("shell.dll") by default, as it crashes Opus when right-clicking files.

  • Fixed crash if @hideifpath: was added to a button with no path after it.
     
  • Scripting changes:

    • Script columns have a new timeout property which can override the default 10 second timeout before Opus gives up waiting for them in situations where calculation is blocking things from continuing (e.g. filters and Print/Export Folder Listing).
       
    • With a dual-display Lister, DOpus.Create.BusyIndicator now affects the side of the tab you give it, or uses the source tab if you give it a Lister.

16 September 2019

Directory Opus 12.17

Directory Opus 12.17 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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Changes since 12.16:

This release includes all changes from the 12.16.x beta versions.

  • Added command to tell the Lister Preview Pane to open a specific file. e.g. Show VIEWPANECMD="open,C:\My Image.png".
     
  • Added Show VIEWPANECMD=clear to unload any current file and clear the viewer pane.
     
  • Prefs LAYOUTTHISLISTER has a new nopanels parameter which allows you to apply a layout's size, position or paths to the current window without applying its panels (viewer pane, dual file display, utility panel, etc.).
     
  • The new Show LOADALLTHUMBS command can be used to trigger the loading of all thumbnails in the current folder (equivalent to having the Preferences / File Display Modes / Thumbnails / Load all thumbnails in a folder automatically option turned on).
     
  • The ContextMenu SHOWCMDS command now displays the context menu commands in a listview rather than a plain text dialog.
     
    • The list can be sorted by the various columns and can also be filtered to make it easier to find a desired command.
       
    • Right-click an item in the list to create a command line in the clipboard to run the command.
       
    • Fixed a problem which meant some context menu commands (e.g. those added by Dropbox Smart Sync) were inaccessible.
       
    • Added ContextMenu LABELRAW argument, which allows the label to be provided via a raw argument and supports embedded quotes.
  • Added Wild.EscapeString script method to escape any wildcard characters in a string.
     
  • Fixed Show VIEWPANECMD buttons being disabled if no files were selected.
     
  • List Mode scrollbar handling improved when the window is not wide enough to fit a whole column of files.
     
  • Fixed script output panel scrollbars not always adjusting properly when they were resized. Also fixed flickering when moving the output panel splitter in the CLI dialog.
     
  • Added mitigation for issue which caused desktop and taskbar icons to flash repeatedly on at least one person's systems, apparently due to SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED events triggering themselves in a loop.
     
  • Fixed problem introduced by OneDrive mitigations that stopped thumbnails in Dropbox working.
     
  • Setting file descriptions using NTFS now works on long paths (while the path length is no longer limited as such, if the total path length is greater than 260 chars then the length of the filename you're setting the description on is limited to approximately (236 - <temporary path length>) ).
     
  • Experimental support for high-resolution scrolling via mousewheels and trackpads. This has been added for the file display, the folder tree, and certain lists like the main category list in Preferences. People without high-res devices shouldn't notice any difference.

  • Fix for delay when loading a layout, set to close existing Listers, if an existing Lister had an image loaded into the viewer pane.
     
  • Fix for theme import skipping images, icons or sounds if the config folders for them did not already exist.
     
  • Fixed codes like {file|noext|escwild} and {file|ext=*|escwild} removing/replacing the extension twice from names containing multiple dots.
     
  • Sped up rendering and scrolling of the file display, particularly when files are selected and vertical grid lines are in use.
     
  • Fix for opening a Folder Tab Group containing linked tabs, when the Lister already has linked tabs which aren't being closed.
     
  • Improved detection of the file display's current drive being removed when the folder tree is not in use. (Should trigger navigation up to This PC aka My Computer.)
     
  • Fixed label fonts/colors not always being applied to copied files until after a refresh (F5).
     
  • Print Folder now correctly shows all labels if the Label column is turned on in the format.
     
  • The old EXIF Lens Type field is now called Lens Model (as this is its correct name) and the Lens Make field has been added.
     
  • Updating the lens model in XMP data now works correctly.
     
  • The size shown for images in the standalone viewer's status bar now uses automatic units rather than being fixed to KB.
     
  • Malformed zip files that contain a directory entry called ./ are now handled correctly instead of being rejected.
     
  • Fixed Find-As-You-Type field's pop-up command history when selecting a command using the mouse instead of the keyboard.
     
  • Fixed Print/Export Folder, where outputting both MD5 and SHA1 hashes would only output one of the two and now does both.
     
  • Print/Export Folder now always generates MD5 and SHA1 hashes when they are included in the output, regardless of file sizes and the max_md5_file_size setting.
     
  • The Select previous folder when going Up option now works correctly when you go up from inside an archive to the top level of a library.
     
  • The @if: command clause can now be used in a user command to test the value of user command arguments. The format is @if:&&ARG&&=value or @if:&&ARG&&!=value (the double-ampersands are necessary).
     
  • The Rename dialog now permits empty Old Name and New Name fields for the wildcard or regular expression, if other operations (e.g. Modify Capitalization) are being applied to the files. Previously, you could not click OK if both fields were blank, outside of the Find And Replace modes.
     
  • Improved the way FTP sites are used by Layouts, Folder Tab Groups, the Recent list, and similar objects which save lists of open paths. Details such as host name, port and username are no longer saved, and will be looked up via the FTP Address Book instead. This means you can make changes to an address book entry (as long as you do not move or rename the entry itself) without having to re-save the Layouts (etc.) which refer to it. Note, however, that this only works with Layouts (etc.) saved after this update has been installed.
     
  • The Preview Pane now works with some third-party preview handlers which do not register themselves properly.

9 September 2019

Directory Opus 12.16.5 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.16.5 (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 12.16.4:

  • Fixed problem in previous beta which stopped lensmodel (or lenstype) working through the scripting metadata interface.
  • Fixed Find-As-You-Type field's pop-up command history when selecting a command using the mouse instead of the keyboard.
  • Fixed Print/Export Folder, where outputting both MD5 and SHA1 hashes would only output one of the two and now does both.
  • Print/Export Folder now always generates MD5 and SHA1 hashes when they are included in the output, regardless of file sizes and the max_md5_file_size setting.
  • The Select previous folder when going Up option now works correctly when you go up from inside an archive to the top level of a library.
  • The @if: command clause can now be used in a user command to test the value of user command arguments. The format is @if:&&ARG&&=value or @if:&&ARG&&!=value (the double-ampersands are necessary).
  • The Rename dialog now permits empty Old Name and New Name fields for the wildcard or regular expression, if other operations (e.g. Modify Capitalization) are being applied to the files. Previously, you could not click OK if both fields were blank, outside of the Find And Replace modes.
  • Improved the way FTP sites are used by Layouts, Folder Tab Groups, the Recent list, and similar objects which save lists of open paths. Details such as host name, port and username are no longer saved, and will be looked up via the FTP Address Book instead. This means you can make changes to an address book entry (as long as you do not move or rename the entry itself) without having to re-save the Layouts (etc.) which refer to it. Note, however, that this only works with Layouts (etc.) saved after this update has been installed.
  • The Preview Pane now works with some third-party preview handlers which do not register themselves properly.

29 August 2019

Directory Opus 12.16.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.16.4 (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 12.16.3:

  • The new Show LOADALLTHUMBS command can be used to trigger the loading of all thumbnails in the current folder (equivalent to having the Preferences / File Display Modes / Thumbnails / Load all thumbnails in a folder automatically option turned on).
     
  • The ContextMenu SHOWCMDS command now displays the context menu commands in a listview rather than a plain text dialog.
     
    • The list can be sorted by the various columns and can also be filtered to make it easier to find a desired command.
       
    • Right-click an item in the list to create a command line in the clipboard to run the command.
       
    • Fixed a problem which meant some context menu commands (e.g. those added by Dropbox Smart Sync) were inaccessible.
       
    • Added ContextMenu LABELRAW argument, allows the label to be provided via a raw argument which supports embedded quotes.
       
  • The old EXIF Lens Type field is now called Lens Model (as this is its correct name) and the Lens Make field has been added.
     
  • Updating the lens model in XMP data now works correctly.
     
  • The size shown for images in the standalone viewer's status bar now uses automatic units rather than being fixed to KB.
     
  • Malformed zip files that contain a directory entry called ./ are now handled correctly.