24 March 2014

Directory Opus 11.1.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.1.3 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch

  • Fixed problems using context menu on files below volume mount points, and improved the Description column's target display for the mount points themselves.
  • The selection box in the button editor icon picker now flashes quicker, to make it easier to see which icon is selected in the grid.
  • Fixed button editor icon picker reverting to the originally selected icon if you changed the selection and then toggled the icon size.
  • Workaround for bug in the Metro shell in Windows 8.1, where it would crash and restart if you have the Opus archives context menu enabled and right-clicked a file in the Metro search charm (Win-S) results.
  • The Opus archives context menu would not appear outside of Opus if all three of the extract, convert-to-sfx and keep-folder items/options were turned off.
  • Added CR and LF to the archives plugin's list of illegal filename characters, so you can now extract files from .tar archives created on Linux where the filenames inexplicably contain end-of-line characters. They will be replaced by underscores.
  • Fixed problem where Go CURRENT or clicking the last node in the path field when one or more new columns had been turned on in a folder that had a saved path format would result in the added columns being moved to the end.
  • Fix for thumbnail column + checkbox mode rendering glitches (if checkbox mode is active the thumbnail and name column are no longer treated as one).
  • The "ext" and "extdir" column keywords are no longer considered synonymous by Set GROUPBY and Set SORTBY, since sorting/grouping by the two columns is not actually the same.
  • Fixed problem that would cause Thumbnail column to stop working if it was saved in the default/custom format AND was part of the format saved in a layout.
  • Fixed Focal Length (35mm) column turning into unrelated Company column if saved into a folder format, layout, style, etc. and then reloaded.
  • Taskbar progress is now displayed on Windows 7 and 8 when using the jobs bar with progress dialogs excluded from the taskbar. (Previously, it was only displayed when progress dialogs were included on the taskbar.)
  • The tab groups preview in Preferences now uses the full width available when the Preferences dialog is resized.
  • Fixed CLI / script editor resize grip painting issues, and reduced flicker when resizing the dialog.
  • Fixed volume down key on some keyboards causing the lister to act as if tab has been pushed. (And possibly similar issues with other special keys.)
  • Fixed images in the standalone viewer, except the first one viewed, always being subject to EXIF rotation even if it was turned off in preferences, when the standalone viewer was launched via double-click from a lister.
  • Fixed "Keep status bars at the bottom of the lister" being enabled each time the Status Bar preferences page was shown if another unrelated setting happened to be switched on.
  • Fixed the bottom of the lister being left on-screen after resizing to close the jobs bar, on machines where desktop composition was disabled.
  • UnRar code now refuses to open RAR 5 archives created with the "save identical files as references" option, since unrar.dll provides no proper way to extract such files. We will review this when/if unrar.dll is updated to support the new option.
  • Running the Set DUAL command from a script now returns the new tab handle in the Results object.
  • The various OnXXX scripting event data objects now all have a "qualifiers" property which indicates the state of the qualifier keys.  

11 March 2014

Directory Opus 11.1.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.1.2 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch

  • Fixed the problem introduced in the previous Beta that stopped the Edit button on the Scripts Preferences page from working.
  • The CLI in Script Mode now properly updates its syntax highlighting when loading a saved script of a different language to the current setting.
  • The script editor now updates its syntax highlighting on Paste/Undo/Redo.
  • Fixed an issue with the SkyDrive Pro context menu that could cause multiple sub-menus to appear.

10 March 2014

Directory Opus 11.1.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.1.1 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch

  • The Convert Image function can now flip images horizontally or vertically, as well as rotate them. The Image CONVERT command has a new FLIP argument that lets this behavior be automated. These commands have also been added to the standalone image viewer.
  • The two options on the Preferences / Folder Tabs / Options page to do with opening a new tab now have an additional option in the drop-down list - Location. When this is selected, the Browse button can be used to select a specific folder that will be loaded automatically in the new tab.
  • The breadcrumbs path field now has two additional options (see the section on Breadcrumbs configuration for information on how to enable them).
    • selectprevious: This option makes the breadcrumbs field mimic the Select previous folder when going Up option on the Folders / Folder Behaviour Preferences page. When using the crumbs in the field to navigate to a parent of the current folder, the child folder that leads to the previous location will be automatically selected.
    • noarchives: This option prevents archives from showing in the drop-down menus attached to each crumb.
  • Added an option to create RAR 5 archives to the RAR plugin preferences and the Create Archive dialog. (Requires WinRAR 5)
  • Added an option to choose between UnRar.dll and 7z.dll when extracting RAR archives. UnRar.dll is the default, and is required if you want to be able to extract RAR 5 archives. Some people may wish to switch back to 7z.dll as it provided more accurate timestamps, and a couple of people have reported problems with UnRar.dll on some machines. (We recommend you stay with UnRar.dll unless you have a good reason to want to change.)
  • Scripting changes:
    • The Go TABCLOSE command can now be told (from a script) exactly which tab to close. For example, from VBScript you might use RunCommand("Go TABCLOSE=" & tab) to close a particular Tab object.
    • The CLI in Script Interpreter mode now has an abort button to stop an errant script.
    • Script configuration "List of choices"-type variables did not properly save their current setting.
    • Script-generated dialogs that use drop-down menus attached to the option buttons now return the correct index for the drop-down items.
    • Fixed a problem that could cause script entries in the scriptconfig.oxc file to be duplicated for script packages.
    • The script editor now notices changes to the @script line and updates its syntax highlighting appropriately. It also won't try to syntax highlight for a language it doesn't understand (e.g. Perlscript).
  • Favorite folders added to the JumpList now display their real icon instead of a generic folder icon.
  • Fixed icon-set caching causing images of varying sizes within a "Large" or "Small" set to be padded to the size of the largest image in that set.
    • There are very few icon sets affected by this, so most people can ignore this, but if you have an affected icon set, delete everything under "/dopuslocaldata/Icon Cache" and restart Opus to force the cache to be regenerated.
    • Individual icons within icon sets can now specify their own unique sizes while still being in a single-image grid among other (larger) icons.
  • The Make default FTP handler option now does something at least on Windows 8 (it will now catch FTP URLs typed in the start->run dialog).
  • Fix for crash in Windows 8 when accessing previous folders for a server via a UNC path.
  • Fix for crash when typing in a particular malformed regular expression.

3 March 2014

Directory Opus 11 is now available!

GPSoftware are pleased to announce the release of Directory Opus 11!

Three years after the release of Directory Opus 10, following an extremely successful public beta program, we are happy to announce that Directory Opus 11 is now available for purchase.

Generous discounts are available for existing users of Directory Opus when you upgrade to Opus 11 - and remember that you can add extra licenses when you upgrade and get the same discount on the additional licenses.

Please Note: If you have been using a beta version of Opus 11 it is important that you download the release version using the link above. You should not use the auto-update check in the program itself, as this will download Opus 10 instead.

Upgrades and licensing:
  • Registered Directory Opus 10 users can upgrade from as little as $50 AUD (~$45 USD, £27, €33).
  • If you bought Opus after 1st December 2013 then the update is completely free!
  • Users of older versions still qualify for discounted upgrades - visit the Upgrade page for a personalised quotation.
  • An extra discount will be given to Opus 10 users who were part of the public beta testing program - thank you all for your participation!
Just some of the highlights of Directory Opus 11 are:
  • The new scripting interface allows custom commands and scripts written in VBScript, JScript, etc to infinitely extend Opus
  • Toolbars can be saved in layouts and styles - different Listers can now use different toolbars
  • Toolbars can turn on or off automatically in specific folders or view modes
  • Enhanced hotkeys allow for multi-key sequences and multiple different keys for the same function
  • Dynamic toolbar button icons and highlighting allow you more control over your toolbar appearance
  • The new File Display Toolbar replaces the main Location toolbar, saving vertical space in the Lister
  • The new Jobs Bar lets you see and manage all file operations from one central location
  • Hide progress indicators by default, and remove them from the taskbar and Alt+Tab list to avoid interruptions to your workflow
  • New Details + Thumbnails mode combines the best of both modes
  • New "ghost" crumbs in the Breadcrumbs location field let you see where you have been as well as where you are now
  • Dual status bars let you see file and selection statistics for both file displays at once
  • Improvements to the Find-as-you-type field include search highlighting and command history
  • New options for the Folder Tree including root-level spacing and Favorites branch at the top of the tree as in Explorer
  • Integrated support for Windows 8.1 SkyDrive (OneDrive)
  • Much, much more!
For a detailed list of changes, please see the What's New page.

2 March 2014

Directory Opus

Directory Opus is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 10 users.


What's new:

  • Fixed a crash when selecting a drive from the dropdown drives list in a floating toolbar
  • In a button with a Go command followed by a Select command, the Select command did not work properly if the "Automatically select first file in folder" Preferences option was turned on
  • Fixed issue with path completion when clicking on a folder in the popup list if the cursor was not already at the end of the line
  • FTP root folder in the file display did not handle double-clicking on an addressbook sub-folder if it had high-bit characters in the name
  • The tooltip of a Go {destpath} or Go DESTPATH button is now correct
  • Favorites shown in the breadcrumbs dropdown now have ampersands stripped to match the favorites menu
  • Added basic support for touch-based scrolling in Windows 8
  • Fixed issue that caused slow MP3 metadata for files in libraries
  • Fixed problem with Flickr synchronization (it now works again)
  • A filetype action copied from one filetype and pasted to another was not saved unless the action was then edited manually
  • Creating a link via Alt+drag&drop in a library didn't work
  • Deleting a junction/link from the tree would show a confirmation dialog as if it were a real folder rather than a link
  • Fixed freeze on Windows XP machines after creating sub-collections
  • Fixed folder tab group preview in Preferences not always properly re-drawing the gap between left and right folder tabs
  • Fixed Rename dialog using a lot of CPU and memory if you typed a new name like #{modifieddate|D#ddMMyyyy} where the # to insert a counter was interpreting the numeric date after it as a request for an enormous amount of zero-padding.