30 March 2012

Directory Opus (Beta)

Directory Opus beta is now available 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.

Because this is beta version, translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

New features and minor changes:
  • Added options to Preferences / Display / Colors and Fonts / File display background to define different background colors when the quick filter is active in the file display.
  • The Filter Bar file extension drop-down now hides extensions that are hidden by other filters (e.g. the Folder Format filters), and also shows a file count alongside each extension.
  • The breadcrumbs field now takes a "focus" argument which, when combined with "left", "right" or "dest", gives focus to the file display in question.
  • Added Set FOLDERTREESIZE command to adjust the size of the folder tree from a button or hotkey.
  • Added Preferences / Viewer / Standalone Viewer / Show full file path in window title option.
  • Added FOURCC column for movie files.
  • It is now possible to assign a hotkey to a menu (to pop the menu open by pressing the key).
  • Added Go TABLIST command to produce a dynamic list of folder tabs.
  • Added Keep folders at top when grouped option to Folder Options. Also added Set GROUPFOLDERSATTOP command to allow this flag to be changed from a button or hotkey.
  • Control + Mouse-wheel now zooms in/out in the viewer pane (consistent with the standalone viewer).
Bug fixes:
  • If all tabs are locked, opening an http URL (e.g. via the Favorites system) no longer results in an unnecessary tab being opened.
  • Fixed a number of refresh/redraw issues when changing cosmetic toolbar options through the Customize dialog when sub-menus are open.
  • Menu text color is now only inherited from the parent toolbar when the background image or background color is as well (fixes hard-to-read menu text with certain toolbar color configurations).
  • Fixed bug where Opus would insert random characters into a command if you used a variable but did not include the closing brace (e.g. "{$test").
  • FTP address book entries with an ampersand (&) in their name would not connect according to the saved settings (e.g. SSH would be ignored).
  • Copying NTFS file descriptions did not work when the source file was in a library.
  • Fixed bug with right-dragdrop menu when dragging from a library to a normal folder.
  • Fixed problem with the names of user-configured folders in the JumpList being incorrectly split at a : or \ character.
  • Fixed horizontal page scrolling problem in List mode.
  • Metadata panel date/time fields did not render their focus rectangles properly.
  • Fixed a problem with the update checker that could potentially cause it to never finish downloading the update.
  • Using the Clipboard COPYNAMES command on a library file that had been added to a collection (e.g. via a search) would result in the internal Opus lib:// path being copied to the clipboard instead of the real file path.
  • Pasting a UNC file path into the location field would result in an error.
  • An advanced filter (e.g. when used with the Find command) would incorrectly fail if it contained a regex "contains" clause that failed, even if other clauses would have matched.
  • With the duplicate file finder, if both a folder and a child directory of that folder had been added to the list of paths to search, Opus would incorrectly return single non-matching files in the results.
  • Dropping files onto folders in the breadcrumbs control could incorrectly run the "dropshift" or "dropctrl" actions even if those keys were not held down.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented some metadata being displayed for movie files.
Known issue with this beta version:
  • (Update: If you re-download the beta, this is fixed.) Opus will crash if you close the Customize window while a three-button is expanded for editing. We'll fix that in the next update.