1 June 2009

Directory Opus version (Beta)

This is an Opus Beta release only. If you aren't comfortable running the very latest version of Opus then you may like to wait for the public release of

See the previous blog post for information on the new Opus Beta group.

This will be the only beta release with the "main program updates" tag here at the news blog. Future beta releases will only have the "beta updates" tag. If you're filtering the news and want to see future beta releases, update your filters.

To download the new beta version, visit the Directory Opus thread.

Bugs fixed / minor changes:

  • Fixed layout issue introduced in last version with Utility pane open in conjunction with a vertical toolbar between dual file displays.
  • Fixed problem of startup folder shortcut being left behind after uninstall.
  • Fixed file change notification issue with short, Unicode filenames (could occasionally result in duplicate file entry).
  • Fixed auto-size column option when switching between two formats that only change the 'hide file extensions' setting.
  • The FAYT field will no longer auto-close if its context menu is visible.
  • PCX images can now be viewed from ZIP files.
  • Fix for ActiveX plugin not viewing files within archives and FTP sites.
  • Added switch parameter to Close SYSTEM command to initiate fast-user switching. Note that this option does not support the scheduling or prompting that the Close SYSTEM command normally offers.
  • Fixed a problem where drag & drop from Opus to the desktop would always copy the file rather than moving when appropriate. Also improved drag & drop from ZIP/FTP – moving via drag & drop now really moves the file rather than copying it.
  • Fixed incorrect bitrate shown for WAV files. Also, a duration is now shown for WAV files.
  • Fix for broken Rename Scripting in Vista SP2 x64 version.
  • Raw Digital Camera plugin:
    • Added several new file extensions to the defaults (e.g. .PEF).
    • Fix for multi-threaded thumbnails not always working.
    • Fix for having to restart Opus for changes to the list of raw extensions to take effect.