28 October 2022

Crashes caused by MaxTo

A quick heads-up for anyone using Directory Opus and MaxTo together.


If you have both installed on the same system and have had Opus crashing or spontaneously exiting, especially when the image viewer opens, then it is possible MaxTo was the cause.


Unfortunately, we don't know of anything which we can do on our side to mitigate the problem or block the MaxTo hooks/DLL from loading into the Opus process. It is something which MaxTo will need to fix, either by fixing the code which is crashing or by adding Opus to their compatibility list (similar to the way it avoids affecting other software to prevent causing similar issues with things like the Windows Terminal app).


You can track the bug report here:


14 October 2022

Directory Opus 12.29.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.29.1 (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.


Changes since 12.29:

  • Added Subject and Title fields to Image category in the advanced filter (find) control.
  • Added script dialog Control.SetItemWidth method. Used to set the width of listview items in list and small icon view. Use -1 for autosizing.
  • Fixed redraw issue with changing manual sorting order via the keyboard.
  • Fixed problem with AirDriveLive context menus when cloud drive is mounted on a folder (rather than as a drive).
  • Fixed Type column in collections showing File Folder for junctions/symlinks instead of more detailed information, after a restart. (Fixes  items added to collections after this update. Older items must be removed and re-added to correct them.)
  • The text viewer/editor search and replace dialogs now allow more characters to be entered in the find and replace fields.
  • Fixed problem using Copy TO=ask when the chosen destination is the sub-folder of a zip file.
  • Removed erroneous Skip identical option shown on the warning dialog when extracting a folder from a zip file when the target folder already exists.
  • Fixed some tab labels not being blurred when taking a secure screenshot.
  • Fix for Print Folder crash with certain printer drivers and/or Windows versions. ( https://resource.dopus.com/t/print-export-folder-listing-error-win-11/42326/1 )
  • Fix for stray toolbar/menu separator if the Favorites list was on a toolbar/menu and the list a separator as its first item.
  • Fix for Windows 11 22H2 where Select All and Select Invert did not work in special shell folders (e.g. Recycle Bin).
  • Show VIEWERCMD=refresh in the viewer no longer skips the next picture if the current picture has been deleted.
  • Workaround for Dropbox context menus not working in the most recent Dropbox version on Windows 11.