Opus ships with five default toolbars built-in to the program, as well as a number of example toolbars installed by the installer.

Default toolbars

The default toolbars are a set of five toolbars that are hard-coded into the program. They are created on disk automatically when Opus first runs, and are automatically re-created if they are ever accidentally deleted. The default toolbars cannot be deleted or renamed, although they can be turned off and you are able to edit them freely.

The default toolbars in Directory Opus are designed to expose as much as possible of the functionality of the program without appearing too busy or overly complicated.

You can reset an individual default toolbar at any time, either by right-clicking it and choosing Factory reset this toolbar from the context menu, or from the Toolbars tab in the Customize dialog.

Example toolbars

The Opus installer creates several toolbars automatically when you install the program. These can more properly be described as "pre-supplied" toolbars, as they are not hard-coded into the program, and there is nothing special about them other than the fact that the installer creates them. They are provided mainly as examples. You are free to delete these as you wish.

Selected toolbars can be different for each Lister

The toolbars a Lister opens with by default is determined by where the Lister came from. If the Lister came from a saved layout, its toolbars may have been stored with it. If not, a Lister will usually open with the Default Toolbar Set. This is a special toolbar set that determines a Lister's initial set of toolbars. Use the Settings / Toolbars / Set As Default Toolbar Set command to update your default toolbar set if you want to change which toolbars are used by default.

Default toolbar: Menu


This toolbar contains the "traditional" drop-down menus, as well as controls for modifying the appearance of the Lister.

Default toolbar: Operations


This toolbar contains commands relating to file and folder operations.

Default toolbar: Favorites Bar

Shows a branch of your favorite folders, kind of like the bookmarks bar in a web browser.

Default toolbar: File Display

This toolbar mainly contains commands related to navigation. It appears at the top of each file display (unless changed in Preferences).

Default toolbar: Images

This toolbar contains basic image manipulation functions. By default it appears automatically whenever a file display is set to Thumbnails mode:

Menu Toolbar
Operations Toolbar
Favorites Bar
File Display Toolbar
Images Toolbar