17 September 2018

Directory Opus 12.9.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.9.4 (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.


Additional change:

We have re-uploaded 12.9.4 beta with an additional change, to get it out faster:
  • Fix for problem introduced in 12.9.3 beta where Explorer Replacement opened File Explorer instead of Directory Opus if Opus was not already running.

    For the fix to take effect, after installing the update you need to do something which saves the main configuration file (e.g. open Preferences, change an option, then click OK and wait a few seconds).


  • The background and glyph colors of the breadcrumbs path field, search field, filter field and filter bar controls can now be configured under Preferences / Display / Colors and Fonts / Toolbar and menu defaults.
  • If you hide the media duration parts of the status bar using a variable, the duration will no longer be calculated (unless something else still triggers it). If you then toggle the variable to make the duration parts show again, the duration will be calculated immediately (if it hasn't been already).
  • Status bar {var:...} codes can now negate the variable using {var:!...}.
  • The distance the mouse has to move before a drag & drop begins is now DPI scaled. (The base value still comes from the registry, via the GetSystemMetrics API, and can be changed under HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\DragWidth and DragHeight. Note that most other software does not DPI-scale it, but we believe this is incorrect as the default has remained at 4 pixels since long before Windows supported high DPI.) Similarly, the bounding box the mouse must stay in between clicks to register a double-click is scaled as well.

If you downloaded the previous beta right after its initial release, these changes are also new:
  • Fixed crash when loading raw photo previews.
  • Infotip {foldercontents} has new parameters: SingleLine makes it show files and folders on a single line (each) instead of one line per item. MaxItems limits the number of items within each category (up to a hard maximum of 20). MaxItemLength limits the length of each item (up to a hard maximum of 260). Indent lets you change the indentation before each item in multi-line mode (defaults to four spaces), or the separator between each item in single-line mode (defaults to ", "). To get single-line infotips like they were prior to Opus 12.9.3, use: {foldercontents:singleline:maxitems=4,maxitemlength=20}