How to use DOpus as the File-Open/File-Save File Picker

How to I set Directory Opus to become the default Windows File Picker/Chooser in File-Open or File-Save dialogs?

I have DOpus successfully set to be the default Explorer replacement - setting : Launching Opus / Explorer Replacement / * Replace Explorer for all file system folders (I have also tried Replace Explorer for all Folders), however, for File-Save and File-Open dialogs (e.g. from within a application program), also for e.g. internet download file save dialogs etc, I still get the Windows file chooser.

Hope someone can answer. Thanks in advance

DOpus 10.5.5.0 (5170) x64 on Win 7 SP1

Opus doesn't replace those dialogs. There is no good way to do that, and everything that has tried ended up running into lots of problems and being abandoned, so it's not something we plan to do unless Microsoft add a proper API for doing so in a future version of Windows.

There are some good tools which enhance the standard dialogs instead, some of which will also talk to Opus to e.g. provide quick access to folders which are open in Opus windows/tabs. If you're not happy with the standard dialogs, I'd look into those tools. (Not sure which are best, though, as I don't use them myself.)

OK, Leo, thanks, somewhat as I expected. Can you point me at the good tools to enhance the standard dialogs? I am not sure I know what those are.

Listary is a great tool I use that integrates well with DO.

+1. It ties in both with the Windows open/save dialog and DOpus exceptionally well.

OK, thanks all, will go and have a look

This question has been asked on many occasions. Maybe worth a mention in the FAQ?

Regards, AB

P.S. Also +1 for Listary. Excellent utility.

+1 for Listary, IMHO the most amazing and useful little piece of computer software of all times.

Listary can even (sort of) replace all Open/Save file dialogs by Total Commander.
listary.com/total-commander-integration

I don't however use that feature because Listary's FAYT ability and Switch-To-Current-Folder is so breathtakingly efficient.

Hth,
Cheers David.P

I think I am going to have to try Listary out.

Is it safe enough?

Yep

OK. I'll give it a go.

Double clicking doesn't work in Directory Opus like in Explorer.
And there is another option that I cannot think of now.

Is there more context you can add? Neither sentence makes much sense to me on its own.

You can double click in an empty area in Explorer to bring up the Listary context menu. I can't in Opus even though it is supposed to be compatible.

When I installed Listary, it went through a few tips and it gave me another way to do it, but I cannot remember it now.

You can configure Opus to run a command when you double click the file display background, so it could probably be made to invoke Listary.

I don't know what the command for Listary would be, though; you may need to ask its authors.

Open Listary "Options" menu and select "By Window Type" to view DOpus options available. You can set mouse middle click to activate Listary within DOpus, among other things.

Thanks for the tip.

Unfortunately, when I select Directory Opus, "Mouse double-click in empty area to activate Listary" is greyed out.

[quote="leo"]You can configure Opus to run a command when you double click the file display background, so it could probably be made to invoke Listary.

I don't know what the command for Listary would be, though; you may need to ask its authors.[/quote]
That sounds like the solution, Leo.
If only I knew how to do it. :confused:

By the way.
I am still evaluating whether to keep Listary yet.
I haven't really found anything useful to me yet. :astonished: