21 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 next stable/public release.

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

Bugs fixed / minor changes:

  • Folder colors, toolbar icons and status bar icons now support aliases/environment variables.
  • Added /homeroot alias for root of program drive
  • Folder aliases are now sorted correctly when displayed in the tree
  • For DOS commands with @leavedoswindowopen set (which includes commands run from the FAYT field), Opus now only adds /K to the command line if the command processor is the default cmd.exe - if the %ComSpec% environment variable is set to something else, Opus will now look for a new environment variable called %ComSpecLeaveOpenArg% which can be used to specify an argument for the "leave open" option.
  • Fixed problem where a checkmark next to a context menu item may not have been shown (for example, the Always available offline context menu command).
  • Additional fixes for rendering of glass docked toolbars.
  • Buttons on "taskbar" and "borderless" toolbars docked to the right edge of the screen can now be clicked when the mouse is right at the edge of the screen.
  • ActiveX plugin improvements:
    • Added workaround for Microsoft preview handlers that have identical names. It's now clear which is which.
    • Added a hardcoded list of default preview handler associations to use as a fallback when no association exists in the registry. (Example 1: Uninstalling the FoxIt preview handler does not re-assign .PDF to the Adobe preview handler. Example 2: On a vanilla Windows 7 install there is no .EML filetype but there is an Email preview handler which works fine if the plugin knows to use it.)
    • Plugin configuration dialog now opens a bit faster on Windows 7 x64.
    • Fixed using Microsoft Office itself (not the preview handlers) to view documents on Windows 7 x64.
    • The Open Office file types are now viewed via an embedded Internet Explorer, by default, as this works better with OpenOffice 3.
    • The default configuration now recognises Open Office documents (.ODT), spreadsheets (.ODS), graphics (.ODG) and presentations (.ODP).
    • Internet Explorer and the Windows Email preview handlers can now be scrolled with the mouse wheel without first clicking on them. (Unfortunately, this has to be done by giving them the focus when you scroll.)
    • Adobe PDF preview handler no longer takes the focus when scrolling with the mouse wheel.
    • Added workaround for Adobe PDF preview handler on Vista x64. (Different to the previous workaround for Windows 7 x64.)
    • Added workaround for Adobe PDF preview handler locking files when they are viewed.
    • Added workaround for Adobe PDF preview handler not responding to the keyboard after scrolling with the mouse wheel.
    • Added workaround for Adobe PDF preview handler not allowing you to tab-cycle to or from it.
    • Added workaround for Adobe PDF preview handler not drawing pages if you scrolled rapidly using the keyboard.