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Directory Opus

Posted on Tuesday, January 29 2008 @ 11:58:52 CET by

A file manager is, at its simplest, a utility program which presents lists of files and allows the user to perform actions of some kind on those files. File managers are useful for moving files between folders, making backup copies of files, viewing pictures and playing sounds, running other utility programs on lists of files, deleting unwanted files and many other "housekeeping" tasks.

Directory Opus goes beyond the simple file manager metaphor, and offers you a complete replacement for Windows Explorer and many other utility programs for handling FTP, ZIP, viewing files and images, running slideshows and more. It provides you with all this within a user-friendly and fully-configurable environment within which you can access and manage your important data with a minimum of effort. Harness the power of your computer like never before!

  • Several x64-related problems fixed:
    • Occasional crash during drag & drop.
    • Crash when using tray icon context menu.
  • Fixed occasional crash when pasting text into the lister as Clipboard Text.txt.
  • Fixed problem with RAR plugin where progress indicators were sometimes not shown when extracting via drag and drop.
  • Fixed lockup when attempting to drag a file into a breadcrumbs path field popup menu.
  • Fixed several problems to do with disk change and removal:
    • Listers should no longer incorrectly jump to the root folder when a disk is inserted or removed.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when a device is removed from the system.
    • Improved handling for Safely Remove Devices to allow Opus to release any locks it has on the device and make it possible to safely remove a device while Opus is running.
    • Improved handling for Format – Opus should now allow a disk to be formatted even if it is currently open in the Lister.
  • Fixed problem setting target file timestamps on FAT32 devices when one or more timestamp is set to earlier than 1980.
  • Several problems fixed in the image viewer:
    • Selection no longer lost if image is resized or rotated (unless image is tiled).
    • Selection no longer lost if Frame option is toggled.
    • Selection is now cleared if you Undo a Crop.
    • Selection rect now positioned correctly when image zoomed and window resized.
    • Zooming in/out when tiled now takes you to 75%/150% instead of 25%/50%.
    • Fixed slightly odd behaviour if you rotated or zoomed (via the keyboard) while dragging a selection rectangle.
    • Fixed rare, minor problem that occurred if another program captured the mouse while dragging in the viewer.
    • Fixed Select-All and then Ctrl-C adding a blank row and column to the bottom-right of the clipboard image.
    • Crop option now disabled for tiled images. Was never intended to work with them and could crash if attempted.
    • Improved handling of BMP files using BI_BITFIELDS and/or colour palettes on true colour images. In particular, this fixes a bug where BI_BITFIELDS images -- often PrtScn grabs -- which were rotated in the viewer would have their pixels shifted if saved back to disk.
    • Opus now saves "packed bitmaps" when writing true colour images that have no (optimizing) colour palette, instead of leaving an unused RGBQUAD in the header. In particular, this fixes the problem with some images turning purple when setting desktop wallpaper on Vista or viewing them using other programs which assume a "packed bitmap" structure and ignore the pixel offset in the BMP file header.
  • Opus now uses the %ComSpec% environment variable instead of hard-coding to cmd.exe when opening a DOS prompt
  • Fixed a crash that could occur (rarely) whenever a toolbar was opened.
  • Renaming a file and only changing the case of the filename no longer loses any file description assigned to that file.
  • Setting the default Lister from a Lister that is zoomed to the title bar no longer saves the zoom state as the default.
  • The command Toolbar CLOSE NAME=*this now works reliably with both local and global toolbars.
  • Inline rename no longer allows colons and other invalid filename characters to be pasted.
  • Fixed cosmetic issue in Folder Formats Columns list when the page is disabled.
  • Fixed crash with sub-folder wildcard rename when wildcard pattern did not match anything.
  • Fixed double tooltip problem in inner close buttons (e.g. file display border).
  • Fixed behaviour of Recent path list dropdown when the global Recent list is disabled.
  • Fixed problem with hex viewer displaying garbage if file less than 8 bytes in size.
  • Fixed problem with hex viewer crashing if resized to more than 512 columns.
  • Fixed several List Mode issues:
    • Fixed rendering issue that caused the top line of pixels to be cut off.
    • The shift-select starting position would get confused when using the back button.
    • The wrong item could be selected/launched if scrolled to the right in some cases.
  • The folder tree no longer loses focus when moving to the parent folder using the up or left cursor key.
  • Files beginning with a . (dot) character no longer confuse Opus when double-clicked.
  • ImageShack upload web/forum/custom links now work correctly.
  • The rename function now strips leading/trailing spaces from EXIF fields like {cameramodel}.
  • Copying multiple folders containing sub-folders to a collection as sub-collections no longer mixes up folder contents.
  • Minor change for FTP recognition of Microsoft FTP server with misconfigured SYS response.
  • Change to fix FTP issue with parsing of links which had extra space.

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