Directory opus security

hi! a couple of questions on privacy & security.

  1. the feature by which dopus remembers the last directory the user was in is generally good. however, there are certain directories i don't want dopus to remember it was in, but to default to the root of that drive. is there a way to do this?

  2. What does dopus remember in the form of MRU's, etc? is there a way to quickly clear ones tracks? if someone could point out what forms of history dopus keeps, i would be obliged.

cheers! :slight_smile:

Recent CLEAR will clear the recent paths list. They're stored in the registry.

The Recent CLEAR command should not affect the 'last directory the user was in' feature if what engineersthumb is describing is the result of the Update Default Lister settings when Listers are closed option in Prefs->Layout->Opening Listers tab. Is this option enabled engineersthumb? If so, I think you're only solution is to switch to another folder before closing a lister when you're in a 'sensitive' directory.

Either way... there's no way for you to automate anything that would fix this for you unless you created a new button that you'd have to commit to using to close the current lister and run the following sort of commands:

Recent CLEAR
Go ROOT=collapse

The Go ROOT=collapse command won't work though if you're somewhere underneath a 'virtual folder' like My Documents :frowning:... So if you've got directories that you don't want remembered in the default lister settings under such a parent folder, then maybe you're better off with an explicit 'Go D:' command or something to get out of that sensitive folder before closing the lister...

Thanks for your suggstions. This seems like a really good kill command to close OPus.

It would be perfect if the undo list could also be deleted. Unauthorised ppl could use this to trace what the user has been doing in a previous session.

Look forward to any suggestion you have. :slight_smile:


Hmmm... I think you might want to make a feature request to have an 'Undo CLEAR' argument added. If you open the Output Window and select the Undo tab/page... then there is a Clear button that clears the undo history, but there doesn't seem to be a command line argument to do this that you could add to a custom Close button... :frowning:.

Then again, after a quick glance I did not find any trace of 'Undo' items in the registry or in any Dopus folders... so I guess it just in memory.