1 February 2023

Directory Opus 12.30.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.30.3 (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.

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Changes since 12.30.2:

  • Extended the Delete command's SKIPNOTEMPTY and FAILNOTEMPTY modes to skip or error on files, including zero-byte files. (These modes are for cleaning up empty folders after other commands -- e.g. moving everything up a level -- so passing a file to them would be unexpected and will now be treated as such.)
     
  • Fix for Explorer.exe crash which could happen when dragging a file to the Windows desktop using the right mouse button. (Fix requires reboot or log-out after installing the update.)

23 January 2023

Directory Opus 12.30.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.30.2 (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.

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Changes since 12.30.1:

  • Removed Open Office extensions from the default ActiveX viewer extension list, as it's unlikely that kind of viewer is installed for them these days.
     
  • Improved viewer compatibility with FoxIt PDF preview handler. (Now works again without having to move the .PDF extension to FoxIt's other handler.)
     
  • Rich Text files (.rtf) with names starting "~" are no longer sent to preview handlers in the viewer pane. Microsoft Word uses this pattern for temporary files while editing documents, and Microsoft's preview handlers go wrong (freezing or opening unwanted conversion dialogs) when asked to view the files.
     
  • When in multi-column sort mode, the Set SORTREVERSE=Toggle command did not properly update the arrow in the sort header that indicates the overall sort direction.
     
  • In a dual Lister with two folder trees, clicking on an item in the inactive folder tree no longer causes it to "jump" to show the previously selected item before reading the new folder.
     
  • The icon size is now correct on high-DPI systems when changing view modes in a hosted virtual folder (e.g. Recycle Bin.)
     
  • Windows 11 context menus:
     
    • Fixed items for some Store apps not appearing if they used a new method to register themselves against file extensions.

    • Fixed un-labelled sub-menus for OneDrive and iCloud appearing. (These didn't appear in File Explorer, didn't work when clicked, and looked wrong due to having icons without labels. We now filter them out.)

  • Updated raw camera decoder to LibRaw 0.21.1.

6 December 2022

Directory Opus 12.30.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.30.1 (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.

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Changes since 12.30:

  • Fixed problem reading empty directories with SFTP servers which return a completely empty list for them (missing the usual "." and ".." entries).
     
  • Fix for viewer status bar's text potentially appearing bold (overprinted) if status icons were displayed on it.
     
  • Added a kludge to block duplicate DropBox context menu items on Windows 11. (The actual cause is a DropBox bug).
     
  • Scripting:
     
    • DialogListColumns object has new GetDisplayOrder and SetDisplayOrder methods for changing the order columns are displayed on-screen, including the ability to move secondary columns before the primary column which usually appears first.

    • Added Control.redraw property. Set to false to disable redraw in some types of control (e.g. listviews) while making multiple changes to them. Set back to true to redraw changes.

    • File objects (representing open file handles which are being read/written) can now be passed directly to Command.AddFile and similar methods without conversion. (Provided the File object has a path; not for virtual files that only exist in memory.)

    • Fixed rendering issue with group boxes with no title set in script dialogs

21 November 2022

Directory Opus 12.30

Directory Opus 12.30 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 12 users.

New versions are often made available several days before they will be detected by the update checker. You can download Opus using the links below if you don't want to wait.

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The following changes were part of the 12.29.1 - 12.29.2 beta updates:

  • 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 had 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.
     
  • Fixed Details and Power modes not scrolling the focus item into view if you scrolled away from it and then pushed the cursor key in the same direction you had scrolled.
     
  • Improved handling of renaming a directory into a sub-dir of itself, particularly with network drives where another Opus or Explorer window is displaying the directory being moved.
     
  • When loading Icon Sets, additional validation is performed on the specified icon sizes and coordinates.
     
  • The Print Folder tool now calculates file counts of archives if one of the file count columns is added to the format and the option to calculate folder sizes is turned on.
     
  • Changing the user interface language no longer replaces the filetype group infotips and tile definitions if they have previously been modified from the defaults.


The following changes are new for 12.30:

  • Improved viewer support for Photoshop PSB files (like PSD but larger/rarer). The standalone viewer can now open them on double-click and will include them in the next/previous image list.
     
  • Blocked the PC Revive shell extension by default, due to it breaking other things.
     

3 November 2022

Directory Opus 12.29.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 12.29.2 (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.

Download:


Changes since 12.29.1:

  • Fixed Details and Power modes not scrolling the focus item into view if you scrolled away from it and then pushed the cursor key in the same direction you had scrolled.
     
  • Improved handling of renaming a directory into a sub-dir of itself, particularly with network drives where another Opus or Explorer window is displaying the directory being moved.
     
  • When loading Icon Sets, additional validation is performed on the specified icon sizes and coordinates.
     
  • The Print Folder tool now calculates file counts of archives if one of the file count columns is added to the format and the option to calculate folder sizes is turned on.
     
  • Changing the user interface language no longer replaces the filetype group infotips and tile definitions if they have previously been modified from the defaults.

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:

https://github.com/digitalcreations/MaxTo/issues/779

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.

Download:


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.