6 April 2017

Directory Opus 12.4.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.4.2 (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.



  • The Change Attributes & Times dialog now lets the time and date fields for Creation and Last Modified time be individually turned off (so that you can, for example, change the dates of selected files without affecting their times).
  • Added support for the "non-content indexed" file attribute (the SetAttr command and metadata panel now let it be set or cleared, advanced Find lets you search for files with it set, and the file display displays it in the Attr column as i).
  • The {thumbnail} infotip code can now specify a different size to the regular thumbnail size, by adding an additional : parameter (following the parameter for the border type, which must also be included). E.g. {thumbnail:0:512} for 512 pixel thumbnails with no border.
  • In the Rename dialog, the options to copy and paste the list of names to/from the clipboard have been moved into a menu-button above the preview list. The menu also contains three new options: Prefix, Append and Reset. Prefix and Append let you add the clipboard content to the start or end of the existing names instead of replacing the names. If one line is in the clipboard, it will be added to every name. If multiple lines are in the clipboard, one will be added to each name, and blank lines can be used to skip names. (If the number of files is larger than the number of lines, the clipboard content will loop around). Finally, the Reset option clears any new names set via the same menu or via manually typing over individual names. As before, this functionality is only available when macro-building mode is turned off, via the adjacent checkbox.
  • Added @ifrunning command modifier (and SysInfo.FindProcess script method).
  • Added Command.filecount and linecount properties
  • Rename macro builder now uses Consolas 9pt as its default font on Vista and above.
  • Fixed filenames not lining up in the Rename macro editor with some fonts.
  • After using "paste new names" in the Rename dialog, the preview's New Name column now auto-sizes.
  • Fixed incorrect preview, and sometimes crash, in Rename dialog when using "Show preview of sub-folder contents" and a large number of parent folders.
  • Fixed problem with the rename macro builder that could lead to an erase/insert/erase macro being incorrectly collapsed to erase/insert
  • The image viewer's optional picture frame now scales with DPI.
  • The Labels list in Preferences is now displayed using the configured file display background color instead of the system "window" color.
  • Added a confirmation prompt when the dialog editor is cancelled if the dialog has been modified.
  • The @noprogress modifier works from scripts now.
  • If all folder aliases were displayed in the folder tree (instead of just user-defined ones), the user-defined ones didn't work.
  • Fixed problems with archives not appearing in the tree underneath libraries in some cases.
  • Using the Set COLUMNS command to set only one column (e.g. Set COLUMNS=35mmfocallength) would cause a crash in some cases.
  • The Set COLUMNS and similar commands misidentified the 35mmfocallength column as the companyname column.
  • The Quick Access branch of the tree now displays the properly localized names of its member folders.
  • Fixed a problem which could cause a crash if a function modified image files in a Lister and then changed folder.
  • Fix for toolbar layout issues on high DPI systems after multiple soft restarts have occurred (e.g. after changing Preferences settings that require the program restarts itself).