8 September 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

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

Bugs fixed / minor changes:

  • Fixed crash in Explorer in x86 Windows 7 version when Windows-E key pressed (in Explorer Replacement mode).
  • Double-clicking a folder in an Explorer window in Windows 7 now opens the folder in that window rather than in Opus (in Explorer Replacement mode).
  • Fixed incorrect sort order in Profile branch of tree in Windows 7.
  • The 'Open With' menu item is no longer added for .EXE and other program files (same as Explorer).
  • FTP improvements: Increased upload speed for both standard FTP and SSH.
  • Fixed error that could allow a Copy/Move to take place with no valid destination path (e.g. if My Computer was open in the destination file display).
  • ActiveX plugin improvements:
    • Added workaround for "Adobe PDF for Vista" preview handler not working under x64 due to Adobe registering it incorrectly.
    • Added workaround for "Adobe PDF for Vista" preview handler rendering blank pages sometimes when scrolled with the mousewheel.
    • "Adobe PDF for Vista" preview handler is now enabled by default, if installed, as it's the only Adobe PDF viewer applet that works properly on Windows 7 x64 and it doesn't depend on the "Display PDF in browser" setting of Adobe Reader. People who preferred Adobe Reader can still configure the plugin to use it instead of the Adobe PDF preview handler if they want to.
    • Added .MP4 to default Generic ActiveX extensions.