3 June 2011

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.

Directory Opus is available now for all Opus 10 users:

This is a preliminary, beta release. It fixes a number of issues reported since the release of Directory Opus 10:
  • Folders with an ampersand in their name are now displayed correctly in the Breadcrumbs bar's dropdown menus
  • Alt+Click on a folder tree in a dual Lister always opened the new tab in the left-hand file display, even if the click was on the right-hand tree
  • The metadata pane now supports PDF metadata stored as XMP
  • Fixed problem with keyboard range selection (shift+cursor up/down) in any of the "icon" modes immediately after entering a new folder
  • A command that combines Set FLATVIEW=On followed by the Select command will now wait for the flatview read to finish before performing the selection
  • Improved performance of the filter bar when filtering large directories
  • Added support for the "Other" device category in the native My Computer display (things like GMail Drive will show up here)
  • Fix for PATH environment variable losing 'user' path components if something made temporary (not saved between reboots) additions to the path variable.
  • Fixed display error with XMP metadata that could result in multiple repetitions of a string in some metadata fields
  • When deleting a folder that's permissioned to deny access (e.g. WindowsImageBackup), Opus now attempts to modify the permissions to allow the delete to proceed (same behaviour as Explorer)
  • The "date only" fields now sort only by date rather than date/time when there is a subsequent sort column specified
  • Improvements to attempt to reduce excessive memory usage when loading large TIFF images
  • Turning off Opus ZIP did not update the archive context menu page until Prefs was exited and re-entered
  • Now supports .PSB (photoshop large) images properly
  • The "Prevent loading of certain types of folders" setting was not respected for a new Lister with multiple tabs
  • The SELECT SOURCETODEST command now causes the destination file list to be rebuilt (meaning a subsequent command in the same function that uses {filepathdest} will pick up the newly selected files
  • Drag & drop from latest Thunderbird versions was broken
  • The Set Metadata dialog now works properly in libraries
  • Files added to collections with the Copy command that specified the filename on the command line, would add them with invalid timestamps
  • Status bar would show incorrect disk space values for DFS redirected share
  • Changed the way file displays get their icons and overlays, so that on Vista/Win7 if an icon overlay handler is installed that provides overlays for junctions/softlinks it will show the correct overlay in Opus
  • Find will now make the output collection name unique if another Find operation is currently open and has already output to that collection. This can be disabled with Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced / find_unique_collections option
  • Added audio/mp3 as a supported MIME type for MP3 files in the metapane.
  • The Copy/Delete filter state is now saved in Lister layouts
  • Fixed layout issue with vertical toolbar between tree and file display in dual-horizontal layout
  • Wildcard path formats now treat / and \ as equivalent, so the one pattern can match both real paths and URL-style paths like libraries
  • The Wildcard Folder Format dialog now lets you enter a lib:// style path