Thursday, 26 June 2014

DOpus 5.9 Toolbar icons on X1000

One of the interesting things I came across in the forums recently was people wondering what the titlebar icons in Directory Opus 5.9 listers are used for on the X1000.


Unlike a traditional MUI based application, DOpus 5.9 doesn't have tool tips that appear when you hover over the icons to tell you what they do!

So I thought I would cover this off today and explain what each of the icons do! Hopefully this of help to people!

To start with, a tip I learnt recently in DOpus 5.9 is that if you hold down the shift key while double clicking on a program in the lister view, it will automatically launch the programs associated icon! This means you don't have to change the default DOpus lister view from name to icon view every time you want to run a program with an icon!

Okay, now back to the toolbar icons!

Here are the 16 toolbar icons at the top of every DOpus 5.9 lister:


If we start from left to right, these icons do the following:

Lists all the active Devices and active Assigns in the lister. You can also double click on the DOpus 5.9 desktop to get this device lister at any time.

Go up a folder from the present location

Select all the files and folders shown in the lister.

Search the lister contents by specified pattern

Create a New Drawer in the lister (you can choose to create it with or without an icon)

Copy all selected files/folders from the lister labelled SRCE to the lister labelled DEST

Move all selected files/folders from the lister labelled SRCE to the lister labelled DEST

"Copy As" - copy selected files/folders from the lister labelled SRCE to the lister labelled DEST with a prompt to ask you what name or name wildcard you want to give the destination file(s).

Rename selected file(s) in lister

Delete selected files/directories in the lister (with a Confirm Yes, No, All prompt before doing)

View a picture format file(s) selected in the lister (iff, jpg, etc)

Read the selected file(s) in the lister (for text file, script file, etc)

Play the selected file(s) in the lister (media files, e.g. .wav audio files, etc)

Set Protection (security) flags for selected files in the lister, such as (S)cript, (R)ead, (W)rite, (E)ditable, (D)eletable flags.

Prompts to add a comment field to the selected files in the lister (these comments are visible when viewing in the lister or via the Shell).

Prompts to change the date/time on the selected files/directories in the lister.


Some screenshot examples of most of the above icons follow below to show what happens when used, and to prove I did check these functions work as above!


Below is a screenshot showing what the device lister looks like:



Here is a screenshot showing the select all files/folders:


Here is a screenshot showing the search function:



Here is a screenshot creating a new drawer:



Here is a screenshot showing the "Copy As" function:



Here is a screenshot showing a deletion - it definitely does prompt first!



Here is a screenshot showing the Read file function (click to expand):



Here is a screenshot showing setting the security flags on a file:



Here is a screenshot showing adding a comment to a file:



And the last titlebar button screenshot showing changing the date/time of a file:



In addition to the titlebar icons above in the lister, you also have additional functions available by clicking on the Down arrow on the lister which you can choose as well, as shown below (click to expand):


I hope this helps out with DOpus 5.9 toolbar button functions and usage on your X1000 or other AmigaOS4 machine!

DOpus 5.9 is a highly customisable program - I expect to do more tips and tricks as I also learn more about how to use it better!

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