18 March 2010

Updated: Interactive list of Opus Plugins & Media Capabilities

The Interactive list of Opus Plugins & Media Capabilities has been updated so that it is easier to find out if and how Opus can be used to view different types of files.

The list is now split into more categories and now includes several preview handlers and ActiveX controls which work within Opus, in addition to all the native Opus plugins and built-in features.

(The screenshot above is of the old version, just for illustration.)

Syntax coloured source-code viewer

Programmers who wish to view source code with syntax colouring should check out this preview handler:


(This discovery is thanks to spiralx at the Opus forums.)

The preview handler was written for SmartFTP and Windows Explorer but it works great in Directory Opus as well. Just install it and you're done.

It works with both 32-bit and 64-bit, unlike the old Source Code Viewer Plugin.

Supported extensions/types:

  • ActionScript (.as, .mx)
  • ASP (.asp)
  • ASPX (.aspx)
  • AutoIt (.au3)
  • Bash (.sh, .bsh)
  • Batch (.bat, .cmd)
  • Caml (.ml, .mli, .sml, .thy)
  • C (.c)
  • C++ (.cpp, .cxx, .cc, .h, .hxx, .rgs)
  • C# (.cs)
  • CSS (.css)
  • Diff (.diff, .patch)
  • Fortran (.f, .for, .f90, .f95, .f2k)
  • Ini (.ini, .inf, .reg, .url)
  • Inno Setup (.iss)
  • Java (.java)
  • JavaScript (.js)
  • Lisp (.lsp, .lisp)
  • Makefile (.mak)
  • Matlab (.m)
  • NFO (.nfo)
  • NSIS (.nsi, .nsh)
  • Pascal (.pas, .inc)
  • Perl (.pl, .pm, .plx)
  • PHP (.php, .php3, .phtml)
  • Python (.py, .pyw)
  • Resource (.rc)
  • Smalltalk (.st)
  • TeX (.tex)
  • SQL (.sql)
  • VB (.vb)
  • VBScript (.vbs)
  • XML (.xml, .xsd, .xsml, xsl, .kml)
(Not all of the types above are assigned to it by default. To change them in Opus, use go to Settings -> Preferences / Plugins / Viewers: ActiveX + Preview + Office + Web and click Configure, then find Source in the list of preview handlers and modify the list of extensions.)

17 March 2010

Directory Opus version

Directory Opus version - March 17th 2010

A free update for all registered Directory Opus 9 users is now available for download from GP Software.

Bugs fixed / minor changes:

  • Fixed a problem that could cause the folder tree to refresh unnecessarily and which sometimes caused folder changes in the file display.
  • Fixed a problem with the Automatically calculate folder sizes option not working if the relative size on disk column was also enabled. Also fixed errors in calculating relative size on disk bar graph in some situations.
  • Fixed a problem that could prevent a search from completing when searching certain malformed UTF-8 files.
  • Improved support for the Folder Sharing context menu on Windows 7.
  • Fixed a problem with SFTP where connecting to one site when already connected to another site could try to login with the wrong password.
  • Fix for crash when using the Set as Desktop Wallpaper context menu item in Windows 7.
  • Fix for crash when using the Rename command with "%20" in the command parameters.
  • Fixed problem with using the file display border Open this folder in the other side button when used with a folder tab called "root".
  • Fixed problem with identifying FTP sites that support Resume.
  • When Opus writes filenames to a DOS batch file (via a DOS batch-mode button), it now uses the codepage specified by the @codepage directive (if any) rather than the ANSI codepage.
  • The Delete command with the NORECYCLE and QUIET arguments no longer skips any remaining sub-folder contents if a file is unable to be deleted; it will continue and delete any files within the sub-folder that it can.
  • Fixed a problem that could occasionally prevent the folder tree from expanding to display the source folder when a lister is first opened.