13 December 2019

Directory Opus 12.18.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.18.4 (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 12.18.3:

  • Fixed problem in introduced 12.18.3 which stopped wildcard labels from working.

12 December 2019

Directory Opus 12.18.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.18.3 (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 12.18.2:

  • Added a command to delete the current folder's format without showing any UI. Also made it possible to change the view mode and save a new format for the current folder in a single command. See https://resource.dopus.com/t/view-thumbnail-and-save-folder-format/34059/4 for examples.
     
  • Added cloud_sync_paths option to Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced. Lets you specify folders that will be treated as cloud sync so that Opus supports status icons etc in them.
     
  • The breadcrumbs field's dropdown menus now indicate the current path in bold.
     
  • Fixed standalone viewer for problem introduced in previous betas: If the viewer was set to launch full-screen then it would not become the active window until clicked.
     
  • The folder tree's Favorites branch now shows the special icons for file collections and sub-branches of favorites, instead of generic folder icons. The Favorites list in Preferences now shows any special icons for folders which were added via path aliases or env-vars.
     
  • The Add to Archive dialog now supports aliases in the path field. Also improved handling of tab key when the path completion drop-down is visible.
     
  • Possible fix for viewer/thumbnail code getting stuck on particular MP4/MOV files. ( https://resource.dopus.com/t/viewer-couldnt-show-the-video-thumbnail/34002 )
     
  • The Brands ICT .msg preview handler ( https://www.brandsict.nl/msgpreviewer_en.php ) now works in the viewer pane.
     
  • Fixed Go FDBBUTTONS choosing the wrong icons in some cases.
     
  • Commands which generate sub-menus on toolbars now always put the labels of items inside the sub-menu on the right. (Items at the top level still inherit the label position of the button that generates them.) This affects Favorites, FTP Bookmarks, Tab Groups, Layouts, Styles, and Rename Presets. (Other things which generate sub-menus were already like this.)
     
  • Rename's Regular Expression + Find And Replace mode no longer requires brackets around expressions using the | OR operator.
     
  • Rename's Regular Expression + Find And Replace mode no longer has problems with more than seven capture groups.
     

29 November 2019

Directory Opus 12.18.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.18.2 (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 12.18.1:

  • Fixed a problem with Find where if you ran several finds in quick succession, it could seem like no results were returned.
     
  • Fixed problem with Libraries in tree, where if a library sub-folder was selected when the tree opened, it would be inserted immediately under the library in the tree rather than in its correct member folder (assuming separate member folders is enabled).
     
  • Fixed problem which caused function dialogs owned by the Lister (rather than a progress dialog) to be destroyed when the Lister was closed.
     
  • Fixed crash introduced in 12.18 which could occur if new files were added to the folder while it was grouped and the last group was collapsed.
     
  • Fix for crash triggered by certain JPEG EXIF data.
     
  • Added some extra safety around the Lister being closed while a context menu is open. (Should be impossible, but could happen due to 3rd party menu extensions, perhaps.)
     

26 November 2019

Directory Opus 12.18.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.18.1 (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 12.18:

  • The PowerShell Here command now works correctly when the path contains square brackets and other wildcard characters.
     
  • Shortcuts to folders are no longer forced to use the shell's folder thumbnail style if you have configured Opus to use its own.
     
  • Added workaround for Windows bug which meant Listers did not resize properly if you used Shift+Win+Left/Right to move a maximized Lister from a monitor with no taskbar (or docked toolbars/appbars) to a monitor with the taskbar.
     
  • Fixed Metadata Pane column headings not being wide enough if some or all of the categories were collapsed when the pane opened.
     
  • Fix for rare crash when opening a Lister or the folder tree.
     
  • The Select Files simple dialog now allows the wildcard syntax for matching a file type group. e.g. grp:Images.
     
  • Fixed @hideifpathr:^C:\\ not working correctly.
     
  • The Creation Date columns are now available for MTP devices (whether they work or not is up to the device, but you can now turn them on).
     
  • Viewer toolbar now includes a Full Screen button at the top level. (To update your existing toolbar, right-click an empty space on it and choose "Factory Reset this Toolbar".)
     
  • The Mixed DPI Mitigations setting, added in 12.18 but off by default, now has an "automatic" mode, which is the new default. In this mode, the mitigations are turned on when a mixed DPI system is detected, and turned off otherwise. The setting is also now hidden on older versions of Windows which don't support mixed DPI.
     
  • The advanced slow_dblclk_rename option now affects Power Mode.
     
  • Reset focus entry when sorting file list now applies to Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons etc. as well as Details and Power modes.
     
  • @ifset:METAPANE=off now works.
     
  • Added support for Ctrl-C on collection items and then Ctrl-V into the Path Field or Create Folder dialog. (This already worked for normal files/folders.)
     
  • You can now select all files in Flat View and move them to the source folder to flatten everything without having to worry about de-selecting the files which are already directly below the source folder.
     

20 November 2019

Directory Opus 12.18

Directory Opus 12.18 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:


Changes since 12.17:


These changes are new for 12.18:
  • When in Preferences / Folders / Folder Formats, the existing format's page override checkboxes are now preserved when adding it as a new Favorite Format or pasting it as a new Path Format.
     
  • The new "mixed DPI mitigations" setting is now off by default, after a couple of people reported problems with it in the betas. It can still be turned on via Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced for those who want/need it.

These changes were part of the 12.17.1 - 12.17.6 beta updates:
  • 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).
     
  • You can now give the Metadata pane keyboard focus via Set FOCUS=metapane (e.g. if you want to use a hotkey to give it focus).
     
  • 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.

  • The "Size on Disk" column now shows 0 bytes for offline files (e.g. Dropbox/Onedrive files that are only stored in the cloud).

  • Improved efficiency in folders with a large number of sub-folders when the file count column was turned on.

  • 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.

  • 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. (As of the 12.18 release, this is turned off by default. See above.)
     
  • 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.
     
  • Fixed crash when attempting to load extremely large PNG files.
     
  • Fix for Rename dialog moving keyboard focus to the Mode drop-down shortly after it opened.
     
  • When using Tools > Map Network Drive, the Lister should no longer go behind another window when you finish using the dialog.
     
  • Fixed problem where This PC's + sign in the tree could disappear if you mapped and unmapped a network drive without ever properly expanding the This PC branch
     
  • The Thumbnail and Name columns now stay together if you switch to Details+Thumbnails mode and change folders.
     
  • Relaxed the rules about which characters can be used in the Rename dialog's New Name field. (Colons and forward-slashes, in particular.)
     
  • Removed delay between Find completing and the (full) results appearing in the file display.
     
  • Improved the Reset focus entry when sorting file list option so that the file display never scrolls in reaction to a sort change when it is on. If the item with focus is scrolled out of view, focus will now be reset to the first visible item. Now, if the option is on and you scroll to the top or bottom of the file list and click a column header, you will still be at the top or bottom of the list. This option is now enabled by default. (Only affects new or reset configs. To change it in existing configs, go to Preferences / File Displays / Options.)
     
  • Fixed an issue where, if labels were stored in Preferences rather than NTFS, multi-line commands which added/removed labels to the same file in multiple stages only really had the last line affect the file.
     
  • If population of auto-sized file display columns causes a scrollbar to appear at the bottom of the Lister, the file display now scrolls down slightly if needed to keep the item with focus visible. (In particular, this fixes an issue where navigating to a file path, such that the parent folder is read and the file is selected, could have the file immediately covered by the scrollbar.)

  • 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.
    • The Command.Results object now has a NewViewers property which returns a collection of any standalone image viewers created when the command was run, similar to the existing NewListers and NewTabs properties.
       
    • DOpus.Viewers no longer includes viewers which are in the process of closing.
       
    • The Command.Results.NewListers and NewTabs lists now return the Listers and tabs in the order they were created. (The same is also true for the new NewViewers list.)
       

8 November 2019

Directory Opus 12.17.6 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.17.6 (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 12.17.5 beta:

  • Removed delay between Find completing and the (full) results appearing in the file display.
     
  • Improved the Reset focus entry when sorting file list option so that the file display never scrolls in reaction to a sort change when it is on. If the item with focus is scrolled out of view, focus will now be reset to the first visible item. Now, if the option is on and you scroll to the top or bottom of the file list and click a column header, you will still be at the top or bottom of the list. This option is now enabled by default. (Only affects new or reset configs. To change it in existing configs, go to Preferences / File Displays / Options.)
     
  • Transition Animations code now uses both the old (pre 12.17.4) and new (12.17.4) methods of testing for mixed DPI scenarios, in case the new method alone was not working on some systems.
     
  • Transition Animations are no longer attempted on minimized windows, in case it was the cause of problems seen by a couple of people in recent betas.
     
  • Fixed an issue where, if labels were stored in Preferences rather than NTFS, multi-line commands which added/removed labels to the same file in multiple stages only really had the last line affect the file.
     
  • If population of auto-sized file display columns causes a scrollbar to appear at the bottom of the Lister, the file display now scrolls down slightly if needed to keep the item with focus visible. (In particular, this fixes an issue where navigating to a file path, such that the parent folder is read and the file is selected, could have the file immediately covered by the scrollbar.)

  • You can now give the Metadata pane keyboard focus via Set FOCUS=metapane (e.g. if you want to use a hotkey to give it focus).
     
  • Scripting: The Command.Results object now has a NewViewers property which returns a collection of any standalone image viewers created when the command was run, similar to the existing NewListers and NewTabs properties.
     
  • Scripting: DOpus.Viewers no longer includes viewers which are in the process of closing.
     
  • Scripting: The Command.Results.NewListers and NewTabs lists now return the Listers and tabs in the order they were created. (The same is also true for the new NewViewers list.)
     

31 October 2019

Directory Opus 12.17.5 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.17.5 (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.

Download:


Changes since 12.17.4 beta:

  • Fixed crash when attempting to load extremely large PNG files.
     
  • Fix for Rename dialog moving keyboard focus to the Mode drop-down shortly after it opened.
     
  • When using Tools > Map Network Drive, the Lister should no longer go behind another window when you finish using the dialog.
     
  • Fixed problem where This PC's + sign in the tree could disappear if you mapped and unmapped a network drive without ever properly expanding the This PC branch
     
  • The Thumbnail and Name columns now stay together if you switch to Details+Thumbnails mode and change folders.
     
  • Relaxed the rules about which characters can be used in the Rename dialog's New Name field. (Colons and forward-slashes, in particular.)