The Small Things

So now you know about some of the big features in Opus and you know how powerful and flexible its toolbars and hotkeys can be. I'm going to finish things off with a list of the little things in Opus that make a big difference. These items only need a couple of lines each to describe but, you know what? Many of them are far more important than those big features you've already seen. The people behind Opus have been writing file managers for years, right back to the days of the Amiga, and the experience they've built up really shows. From the grand designs right down to the minute details, appropriate attention has been paid and the right decisions have been made. Here's a handful of examples to prove it.

The End

Well, that's it for now. I hope these pages have given you the desire to check out Opus for yourself. Remember that, while it is long, this list is not complete. There are many more features in Opus, both big and small, that I've ignored. Maybe one I didn't consider important -- or just didn't remember was there -- will make a big difference to you.

Keep in mind the main power of Opus: You configure it to work the way you want it to. Don't expect to understand every single feature and create the perfect configuration overnight. It takes time to learn all the different parts of Opus and it also takes time to realise there's a better way to do those things you do every day but haven't thought about yet. I've been using Opus for several years now and my configuration is still evolving.

Finally, when you're setting things up how you want them and you're trying to create your first custom button but it's not quite working, remember that the Opus Resource Centre forums and the DOpus Yahoo Group are both there to help. Post your question there and you'll get advice from a community of Opus users, from the gurus to the fellow beginners. Soon enough, if you're anything like me, you'll wonder how you could managed to use a computer before Opus.


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