9 August 2011

Viewing SVG files in the Opus preview pane

If you have Internet Explorer 9 or above, you can view SVG files in the Opus viewer pane.

SVG file displayed in the Directory Opus viewer pane via Internet Explorer 9

To do this, open the Opus ActiveX plugin configuration, select the "Internet Explorer" line near the bottom, then add .SVG to the list on the right.

(If you're on 64-bit Windows, you have the choice of using 32-bit or 64-bit IE. With current versions of IE, the 32-bit version is the best one to choose.)

Configuring the Opus ActiveX plugin to display SVG files via IE9

Note that this only affects the viewer, not thumbnails. There may be thumbnailers for SVG out there, though.