By default, Opus stays running in the background even when none of its windows are open. This is for a few reasons:
- It means you can very quickly open new Opus windows which is useful if you frequently open windows to do a job and then close them when done.
- It means System-Wide Hotkeys still work when no windows are open.
- It means Floating/Docked Toolbars work when no windows are open.
What this means is that if you want to do a clean shutdown/restart of Directory Opus you need to properly exit the program, and not just close the current Lister window.
To exit Opus temporarily you can use:
The File menu:
The jump-list (Windows 7):
The tray icon (if enabled):
If you want Opus to exit automatically when no windows are open (i.e. you don't care about system-wide hotkeys, floating toolbars etc.), turn on this option: