9 March 2017

Directory Opus 12.3.8 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.3.8 (beta) is now available for all Opus 12 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.

This is an Opus 12 update. If you are using Opus 11 or earlier then you should not install this beta unless you want to upgrade to Opus 12.



  • Renaming a file or folder into a sub-folder with the same name as itself is now supported. For example, you can rename "moo" to "moo\cow" or even "moo\moo\cow".
  • Added an option to Preferences / Folder Tree / Contents to display all Folder Aliases in the tree instead of just user-defined ones.
  • Added support for basic audio metadata from .mka files (requires Windows 10 or codec/splitter to be installed).
  • In inline rename, Ctrl-' now works the same as Ctrl+Shift+Up (to copy the filename from the previous file).
  • Added Preferences / Viewer / Viewer Pane / Expand and scroll (Left double-click) option.
  • Added BusyIndicator script object.
  • Fix for image viewer crash if you deleted the 2nd last image in a folder and the last image was invalid or could not be loaded.
  • The context menu from very old versions of NotePad++ (which have been known to cause crashes) is now blocked by default.
  • Opus Light users can now set the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\ContextMenuDebug DWORD value to 1 to enable context menu debugging.
  • Blocked erroneous "click" event being sent to script dialogs when a radio button gains the focus.
  • Fixed expand/scroll viewer mode with certain images not making all pixels of the original image visible.
  • Made a change to hopefully fix problem with Photoshop not recognising keywords set through Opus in some images.
  • Setting the rating for a FLAC file is now supported.
  • Fixed two problems with vertical folder tabs:
    • Tab tooltips were not updated when the tabs were scrolled.
    • When resized the tabs would automatically scroll to make the current selection visible.
  • It wasn't possible to move the focus away from a drive dropdown toolbar control with the tab key.
  • Activating a toolbar button by pressing its & key now returns focus to the file display after running the function.