12 April 2014

Directory Opus 11.3

Directory Opus 11.3 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 11 users.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch    简化字
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch    简化字

Changes:

  • Aliases like /hostdocuments are now defined for normal HDD installs, pointing to the same locations as the normal /mydocuments etc. aliases. This allows you to use those aliases in buttons and scripts without worrying about whether or not you are on a USB install.
  • When using the Rename dialog and choosing to overwrite an existing file, the recycle bin confirmation dialog could open and then go behind the Lister. This has been fixed.
  • The path for configuration backups is now remembered relative to the nearest built-in alias, if possible. For example, if you save your config backup to the desktop folder, it will remember /desktopdir rather than the full path, meaning it will choose the appropriate desktop folder if you then load the same config on another machine where the username, and thus the desktop path, is not the same.
  • FTP has been updated to the latest version of the OpenSSL libraries, to fix the "heartbleed" security hole.

Directory Opus 10.5.7.0

Directory Opus 10.5.7.0 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 10 users.


Changes:
  • FTP has been updated to the latest version of the OpenSSL libraries, to fix the "heartbleed" security hole.

Users of Directory Opus 11 should ignore this update.

8 April 2014

Directory Opus 11.2

Directory Opus 11.2 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 11 users.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch    简化字
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch    简化字

The 11.2 update includes everything from the 11.1 beta versions:

(The help file contains a summary of all these changes in one place and will be displayed the first time you run the new version.)

2 April 2014

Directory Opus 10.5.6.0

Directory Opus 10.5.6.0 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 10 users.


This is a minor update to fix a layout bug in the update checker and to reduce how often it will notify you about Opus 11. (Most useful if the update checker was set to run weekly. You can turn the update checker off entirely if you don't want them at all.)

Users of Directory Opus 11 should ignore this update.

24 March 2014

Directory Opus 11.1 Beta 3

Directory Opus 11.1 Beta 3 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.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch

  • Fixed problems using context menu on files below volume mount points, and improved the Description column's target display for the mount points themselves.
  • The selection box in the button editor icon picker now flashes quicker, to make it easier to see which icon is selected in the grid.
  • Fixed button editor icon picker reverting to the originally selected icon if you changed the selection and then toggled the icon size.
  • Workaround for bug in the Metro shell in Windows 8.1, where it would crash and restart if you have the Opus archives context menu enabled and right-clicked a file in the Metro search charm (Win-S) results.
  • The Opus archives context menu would not appear outside of Opus if all three of the extract, convert-to-sfx and keep-folder items/options were turned off.
  • Added CR and LF to the archives plugin's list of illegal filename characters, so you can now extract files from .tar archives created on Linux where the filenames inexplicably contain end-of-line characters. They will be replaced by underscores.
  • Fixed problem where Go CURRENT or clicking the last node in the path field when one or more new columns had been turned on in a folder that had a saved path format would result in the added columns being moved to the end.
  • Fix for thumbnail column + checkbox mode rendering glitches (if checkbox mode is active the thumbnail and name column are no longer treated as one).
  • The "ext" and "extdir" column keywords are no longer considered synonymous by Set GROUPBY and Set SORTBY, since sorting/grouping by the two columns is not actually the same.
  • Fixed problem that would cause Thumbnail column to stop working if it was saved in the default/custom format AND was part of the format saved in a layout.
  • Fixed Focal Length (35mm) column turning into unrelated Company column if saved into a folder format, layout, style, etc. and then reloaded.
  • Taskbar progress is now displayed on Windows 7 and 8 when using the jobs bar with progress dialogs excluded from the taskbar. (Previously, it was only displayed when progress dialogs were included on the taskbar.)
  • The tab groups preview in Preferences now uses the full width available when the Preferences dialog is resized.
  • Fixed CLI / script editor resize grip painting issues, and reduced flicker when resizing the dialog.
  • Fixed volume down key on some keyboards causing the lister to act as if tab has been pushed. (And possibly similar issues with other special keys.)
  • Fixed images in the standalone viewer, except the first one viewed, always being subject to EXIF rotation even if it was turned off in preferences, when the standalone viewer was launched via double-click from a lister.
  • Fixed "Keep status bars at the bottom of the lister" being enabled each time the Status Bar preferences page was shown if another unrelated setting happened to be switched on.
  • Fixed the bottom of the lister being left on-screen after resizing to close the jobs bar, on machines where desktop composition was disabled.
  • UnRar code now refuses to open RAR 5 archives created with the "save identical files as references" option, since unrar.dll provides no proper way to extract such files. We will review this when/if unrar.dll is updated to support the new option.
  • Running the Set DUAL command from a script now returns the new tab handle in the Results object.
  • The various OnXXX scripting event data objects now all have a "qualifiers" property which indicates the state of the qualifier keys.  

11 March 2014

Directory Opus 11.1 Beta 2

Directory Opus 11.1 Beta 2 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.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch

  • Fixed the problem introduced in the previous Beta that stopped the Edit button on the Scripts Preferences page from working.
  • The CLI in Script Mode now properly updates its syntax highlighting when loading a saved script of a different language to the current setting.
  • The script editor now updates its syntax highlighting on Paste/Undo/Redo.
  • Fixed an issue with the SkyDrive Pro context menu that could cause multiple sub-menus to appear.

10 March 2014

Directory Opus 11.1 Beta 1

Directory Opus 11.1 Beta 1 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.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch

  • The Convert Image function can now flip images horizontally or vertically, as well as rotate them. The Image CONVERT command has a new FLIP argument that lets this behavior be automated. These commands have also been added to the standalone image viewer.
  • The two options on the Preferences / Folder Tabs / Options page to do with opening a new tab now have an additional option in the drop-down list - Location. When this is selected, the Browse button can be used to select a specific folder that will be loaded automatically in the new tab.
  • The breadcrumbs path field now has two additional options (see the section on Breadcrumbs configuration for information on how to enable them).
    • selectprevious: This option makes the breadcrumbs field mimic the Select previous folder when going Up option on the Folders / Folder Behaviour Preferences page. When using the crumbs in the field to navigate to a parent of the current folder, the child folder that leads to the previous location will be automatically selected.
    • noarchives: This option prevents archives from showing in the drop-down menus attached to each crumb.
  • Added an option to create RAR 5 archives to the RAR plugin preferences and the Create Archive dialog. (Requires WinRAR 5)
  • Added an option to choose between UnRar.dll and 7z.dll when extracting RAR archives. UnRar.dll is the default, and is required if you want to be able to extract RAR 5 archives. Some people may wish to switch back to 7z.dll as it provided more accurate timestamps, and a couple of people have reported problems with UnRar.dll on some machines. (We recommend you stay with UnRar.dll unless you have a good reason to want to change.)
  • Scripting changes:
    • The Go TABCLOSE command can now be told (from a script) exactly which tab to close. For example, from VBScript you might use RunCommand("Go TABCLOSE=" & tab) to close a particular Tab object.
    • The CLI in Script Interpreter mode now has an abort button to stop an errant script.
    • Script configuration "List of choices"-type variables did not properly save their current setting.
    • Script-generated dialogs that use drop-down menus attached to the option buttons now return the correct index for the drop-down items.
    • Fixed a problem that could cause script entries in the scriptconfig.oxc file to be duplicated for script packages.
    • The script editor now notices changes to the @script line and updates its syntax highlighting appropriately. It also won't try to syntax highlight for a language it doesn't understand (e.g. Perlscript).
  • Favorite folders added to the JumpList now display their real icon instead of a generic folder icon.
  • Fixed icon-set caching causing images of varying sizes within a "Large" or "Small" set to be padded to the size of the largest image in that set.
    • There are very few icon sets affected by this, so most people can ignore this, but if you have an affected icon set, delete everything under "/dopuslocaldata/Icon Cache" and restart Opus to force the cache to be regenerated.
    • Individual icons within icon sets can now specify their own unique sizes while still being in a single-image grid among other (larger) icons.
  • The Make default FTP handler option now does something at least on Windows 8 (it will now catch FTP URLs typed in the start->run dialog).
  • Fix for crash in Windows 8 when accessing previous folders for a server via a UNC path.
  • Fix for crash when typing in a particular malformed regular expression.