Default Folder X

Licence: Shareware ($34.95)
Version 4.6.4 | Release Date: 2014-03-13 | Download
  • The initial folder in a file dialog is now set more intelligently in many applications, including Mail, Sublime Text, Pages, Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in file dialogs in Carbon applications switching away from a folder after Default Folder X switched to it.
  • Corrected a visual glitch with the path popup menu in save dialogs of iCloud-aware applications.
  • Fixed a problem with the rebound feature that could result in nothing being selected.
  • Corrected a bug that sometimes caused the Save button to stop working in Save As dialogs.
  • Fixed a conflict with TypeIt4Me, Typinator, Keyboard Maestro and other macro utilities that automatically type text into the filename field of Save dialogs.
  • Changed the way Default Folder X does some of its tracking of recent folders to avoid a possible conflict with Leister Productions’ Reunion.
  • When Default Folder X prompts for your password, you no longer have to click on the dialog before typing your password.
  • Fixed a conflict with OmniOutliner 4 that would cause its Export dialog to hang.
Version 4.6.3 | Release Date: 2014-01-20 | Download
  • Changed the behavior of last-used-folder tracking so that Pro Tools, Pages, InDesign, Microsoft Word and other applications will default to the correct folder.
  • Corrected a bug that could cause the “Open and Save to the same folder” option to work incorrectly.
  • Fixed a problem with the path popup menu disappearing in Save As dialogs on Mac OS 10.8.
  • Changed the SetSaveName AppleScript command so it works with UTF-8 encoded text.
Version 4.6.2 | Release Date: 2014-01-07 | Download
  • Corrected a timing bug that could cause rebound and switching to your default folder to fail intermittently.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause a file to be selected when an application asks you to choose a folder.
  • Changed tag auto-completion so that case is matched when you enter an existing tag.
  • Corrected a timing problem that could cause Default Folder X’s GetSaveName AppleScript command to fail.
  • Reduced the load on the GPU from Default Folder X’s window animations and transitions.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with FileMaker Pro 13.
Version 4.6.1 | Release Date: 2013-11-22 | Download
  • Fixed a problem with Mavericks making Default Folder X’s “desktop click” window visible when Default Folder X isn’t active.
  • Reduced the delay when switching between tabs in Default Folder X’s Preview, Information and Tags window.
  • Fixed a graphical glitch in which the buttons in the Preview and Tagging windows weren’t uniform.
  • Corrected the position of the menubar menu on multi-monitor configurations.
  • Fixed a bug that removed the sidebar from file dialogs in Mac OS 10.6.8.
Version 4.6 | Release Date: 2013-11-18 | Download
  • Mavericks tags are now supported in addition to OpenMeta tags.
  • Worked around a bug in Mavericks that caused Default Folder X Agent to use ridiculous amounts of memory.
  • Corrected an issue that could put Default Folder X’s bezel on-screen even when a file dialog wasn’t active.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the “Are you sure?” dialog to pop up off-screen when you moved an item to the Trash.
  • Resolved a problem that could cause Save dialogs in MS Office 2011 applications to appear behind the document being saved.
  • Tags are correctly preserved when you Save As over an existing file.
  • Default Folder X’s contextual menus are back.
  • Fixed the popup tag suggestion window in Save dialogs so that it pops up above Default Folder X’s controls.
  • Default Folder X now correctly respects the modifier settings you’ve set in your preferences for the click-to-copy feature.
  • Fixed the hierarchical path menu at the top of file dialogs so it correctly goes to the “computer” folder when you select that item in the menu.
  • Fixed the sizing of Default Folder X’s bezel around some Open dialogs, including those in QuickTime Player.
  • File dialogs that appear as sheets are now recognized as sheets in sandboxed applications.
  • Dragging files to and from iCloud in an Open or Save dialog now works correctly.
  • If you open a Mail attachment, the recent folder list will no longer show the uselessly named folder that contains it, but will show the “Mail Attachments” folder instead.
  • The “Done” button in Default Folder X's tagging window is now red to attract more attention to it.
  • Fixed a visual glitch that made Default Folder X's bezel off by one pixel in Mavericks.
Version 4.6b3 | Release Date: 2013-11-15 | Download
  • Fixed visibility handling of the bezel window. This works around a Mavericks bug that incorrectly makes Default Folder X’s bezel window visible when the active display changes on a multi-monitor system.
Version 4.6b2 | Release Date: 2013-11-12 | Download
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the “Are you sure?” dialog to be hidden when you moved an item to the Trash.
  • Used a different fix for Default Folder X’s bezel mysteriously appearing when it shouldn’t - the last approach didn’t work 100% of the time.
  • Resolved a problem that could cause Save dialogs in MS Office applications to appear behind the document being saved.
Version 4.6b1 | Release Date: 2013-11-08 | Download
  • Worked around a Mavericks bug that caused Default Folder X Agent to use ridiculous amounts of memory.
  • Fixed a problem which could show Default Folder X’s bezel on-screen even when a file dialog wasn’t active.
  • Mavericks tags are now supported in addition to OpenMeta tags.
  • Tags are preserved when you Save As over an existing file. Apple didn’t get this right in Mavericks.
  • Default Folder X’s contextual menus are back.
  • Fixed the popup tag suggestion window in Save dialogs so that it pops up above Default Folder X’s controls.
  • Default Folder X now correctly respects the modifier settings you’ve set in your prefs for click-to-copy.
  • Fixed the hierarchical path menu at the top of file dialogs so it correctly goes to the “computer” folder when you select that item in the menu.
  • File dialogs that appear as sheets are now recognized as sheets in sandboxed applications.
  • Fixed the sizing of Default Folder X’s bezel around some Open dialogs, including those in QuickTime Player.
  • Dragging files to and from iCloud in an Open or Save dialog now works correctly.
  • If you open a Mail attachment, the recent folder list will no longer show the uselessly named folder that contains it, but will show the “Mail Attachments” folder instead.
  • Fixed a visual glitch where Default Folder X's bezel was off by one pixel in Mavericks.
  • The “Done” button in the tagging window is now red to attract more attention to it.
Version 4.5.12 | Release Date: 2013-10-10 | Download
  • Fixed auto-completion of OpenMeta tags, a feature that got broken in the 4.5.11 update.
  • Corrected a problem with file dialogs not defaulting correctly with older versions of Pages.
  • Updated the automated update checker in preparation for Default Folder X's next major release.
  • Added support for LittleFin LLC's Chronicle application.
Version 4.5.11 | Release Date: 2013-09-24 | Download
  • Fixed a problem with the Save button not working in some Mavericks applications until you changed to another folder.
  • Corrected a problem with Default Folder X not loading on Mavericks in sandboxed applications like Preview, TextEdit, QuickTime Player and Mail.
  • Worked around a problem that could cause Adobe Photoshop CC to crash.
  • The Save as Template command in Pages will now default properly to your Pages Templates folder.
  • Fixed a bug in the creation of zip archives. If there was nothing selected in the file dialog, Default Folder X would not create a zip archive of the current folder - now it does.
  • Fixed a graphical problem that could leave lines drawn on the buttons in the Preview, Tags and Information panel.
  • This will be the last release of Default Folder X that supports PowerPC computers and versions of Mac OS X older than 10.6.8.
Version 4.5.10 | Release Date: 2013-07-25 | Download
  • Updated for the latest the developer release of Mavericks.
  • Default Folder X no longer hangs when the OS X metadata server (mds) is responding slowly.
  • Fixed a problem with the rebound feature intermittently failing to work.
  • Made the background white for text file previews.
  • Added a hidden option to turn Default Folder X back on in the Dock (I can't take anything away, can I?) Command-Option-click on the Settings button in Default Folder X in System Preferences and turn on the checkbox marked ShowIconInDock, then turn Default Folder X off and back on again. Note that doing this will result in Default Folder X's toolbar and controls not appearing next to Open and Save dialogs in fullscreen applications on Mac OS 10.8 and higher.
  • The DFX script in the Extras folder now works correctly with Mac OS 10.8.4 and higher.
Version 4.5.9 | Release Date: 2013-06-20 | Download
  • Default Folder X is compatible with the developer release of Mavericks.
  • Favorites and settings are now stored in separate preference files for better efficiency when your recent folder history gets very large.
  • Fixed a situation in which Default Folder X's controls wouldn't appear in sandboxed applications while running in full screen mode. This affected Mail, Preview, TextEdit and IA Writer, as well as other sandboxed applications.
  • Option-Tab will now correctly move in and out of the tagging window on Mountain Lion.
  • Corrected keyboard traversal and focus problems in the Spotlight comment and tagging controls.
  • The option to put Default Folder X's icon in the Dock has been removed because it's incompatible with full screen mode in Mountain Lion.
Version 4.5.8 | Release Date: 2013-03-13 | Download
  • Enabled Default Folder X in Java applications running under Mac OS 10.8.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause file dialogs to hang in Preview, TextEdit and Mail after using Default Folder X's menus.
  • Corrected problems with the utility menu and contextual menu having missing items.
  • Localized the QuickLook item in the utility menu and contextual menus.
  • Added VoiceOver labels for the Default Folder X toolbar buttons.
Version 4.5.7 | Release Date: 2013-03-08 | Download
  • Fixed a conflict with BetterTouchTool and other mouse drivers that could cause file dialogs to hang.
Version 4.5.5 | Release Date: 2013-03-07 | Download
  • Corrected a problem with rebound working inconsistently after launching or switching between applications.
  • Fixed a problem that caused Default Folder X's menubar menu to occasionally fail to respond.
  • Added QuickLook previews to the contextual menu that Default Folder X adds to Open and Save dialogs. You can now control-click / right-click on a file in an Open or Save dialog and choose "QuickLook" to see a preview of it. This is especially handy in Save dialogs.
  • After you move an item to the Trash in a file dialog, the next file will now be properly selected.
  • Error messages are no longer printed in the console by the Default Folder X preference pane.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with The Unarchiver.
  • Corrected some user interface glitches.
Version 4.5.4 | Release Date: 2012-12-22 | Download
  • Fixed a case where Default Folder X would not correctly remember the last folder used.
  • Improved the way Default Folder X renames menu items when there are two folders with the same name in a menu.
  • Corrected a bug that caused FileMaker Pro 11 and 12 to behave as though they were started without a document even when a document was double-clicked.
  • Default Folder X Agent will now quit correctly when you log out.
Version 4.5.3 | Release Date: 2012-11-29 | Download
  • Corrected a bug that could cause Default Folder X to crash.
  • Fixed a problem associated with folder sets not showing correctly when editing them in System Preferences.
  • If you change the name of a Favorite folder on your hard disk, Default Folder X will recognize the name change the next time you select it from the Favorites menu and will update your preferences.
Version 4.5.2 | Release Date: 2012-11-21 | Download
  • Corrected a bug that caused Default Folder X to think it needed to reinstall its scripting addition each time it started up.
Version 4.5.1 | Release Date: 2012-11-20 | Download
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the Default Folder X Helper application to crash.
  • Improved detection of the location of the topmost document. This fixes instances where Default Folder X goes to the wrong folder in iWork applications, Pro Tools, Photoshop's Save for Web, and export dialogs in a number of applications.
  • Cmd-N no longer brings up the New Folder dialog in iCloud-enabled applications. That command key is used to create new documents in those apps.
  • Fixed alias resolution so that Default Folder X will not look for a network disk unless you explicitly mount the drive. This fixes delays experienced by some users.
  • Default Folder X's bezel could be the wrong size when exporting an image in Preview. This has been fixed.
  • Default Folder X no longer loads in applications that have elevated permissions like Parallels Desktop. This prevents OS X from requesting your password to allow Default Folder X to send "restricted scripting addition commands".
  • The last used folder is now correctly remembered when running on Mac OS 10.6.
  • If your preferences were set so that hotkeys for your Favorites were active in all applications, new hotkeys would not open Finder windows until Default Folder X was restarted. This has been fixed.
  • Console warnings from NSAutoreleaseNoPool have been eliminated.
Version 4.5 | Release Date: 2012-10-29 | Download

Enhancements:

  • Default Folder X is now fully compatible with Mac OS 10.8.2.
  • Default Folder's user interface is now enhanced for Retina displays.
  • Default Folder X now forces Open and Save dialogs to start in the last folder you used to open or save a document. It remembers separate "last used" folders for each application, and for each application, separate ones for Open and Save. If an iCloud-aware application creates a new document, the default save location will be your last Save folder, not iCloud (unless you last saved to iCloud, of course).
  • Added full support for iCloud. Note that you can get to iCloud using the computer menu (the second button from the top) in Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Added a new AppleScript verb, GetSaveName, so that AppleScripts can both get and set the name of the file in a Save As dialog.
  • Added support for MailTab for Gmail, MailTab Pro, Concentrate and SnapNDrag.
  • Folder sets are now sorted alphabetically.

Fixes:

  • Worked around a problem with file dialogs hanging in sandboxed applications running on Mountain Lion. When editing OpenMeta tags or Spotlight comments, you must now hit the "Done" button next to the editing area to return to the Open or Save dialog. My apologies for this inconvenience - I hope to have a better solution in the future.
  • Fixed problems with Default Folder X disappearing if you tabbed away from an application and then back to it while a file dialog was open.
  • Fixed problems with Default Folder X appearing in the wrong Space when tab-switching between full-screen applications.
  • Fixed a problem that would make Open dialogs unresponsive after invoking Default Folder X's large preview window.
  • Eliminated sandbox warnings in the console for some applications, including QuickTime Player X.
  • Eliminated error messages about the Default Folder X preference pane being damaged.
  • Corrected problems with the Rebound feature failing to work in some cases.
  • Fixed warnings from mach_override.

Known Issues:

  • When Parallels Desktop starts up, you will be presented with an alert requesting that you allow Default Folder X Agent to run a restricted scripting addition. To make Default Folder X available within Parallels, you must enter your administrative password and click "Accept." If you choose "Cancel," Parallels will run fine but will not be enhanced by Default Folder X. To prevent these prompts from coming up each time you launch Parallels, add Parallels to Default Folder X's "exception" list in the Advanced tab of Default Folder X's settings in System Preferences.
Version 4.4.12 | Release Date: 2012-04-25 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Open and Save dialogs to freeze in some applications, including DVD Player, Adobe Bridge, Flash, Vector Magic and others.
Version 4.4.11 | Release Date: 2012-04-23 | Download
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X not working in sandboxed applications (Preview and TextEdit) in the developer release of Mountain Lion.
  • Worked around a bug in OS X's codesign utility that created an empty file named "/-" on your system drive.
  • Added support for CodeKit.
Version 4.4.10 | Release Date: 2012-04-13 | Download
  • Compatible with the latest developer release of Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
  • Gmail attachment dialogs and other plugin-based Open and Save dialogs are now supported in Firefox 10 and 11.
  • File dialogs will no longer appear slowly or temporarily freeze when displaying folders containing many items.
  • Package sizes are calculated in the background to eliminate temporary hangs when selecting large packaged files (like iPhoto libraries).
  • Default Folder X now dynamically detects sandboxed applications. This reduces overhead because Default Folder X will no longer try to install itself in sandboxed applications when it doesn't need to.
  • Corrected a problem that could "steal" mouse clicks in Open dialogs, disabling rubber band selection mode.
  • Worked around a problem with OpenMeta tags not getting indexed by Spotlight when you tag files in InDesign.
  • Recent OpenMeta tags are now read separately from Leap and Yep because the new Mac App Store versions of these applications cannot share their recent tags via the standard OpenMeta mechanism.
  • Worked around a problem that caused Mathematica to hang after it launched if Default Folder X was enabled.
Version 4.4.9 | Release Date: 2012-02-17 | Download
  • A new "Add to Default Folder X Favorites" command in the Finder's contextual menus lets you quickly add the selected folder as a favorite. After installing Default Folder X, you must enable the Service in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard preferences in System Preferences.
  • Default Folder X now supports Automator workflows in Lion, and will support the next version of Automatic Duck's Pro Import AE plugin for AfterEffects.
  • A bug that caused crashes when applications opened http URLs has been fixed. This resolves problems with Sandvox, among other applications.
  • Updated the click-to-copy-filenames feature so it only works when the correct modifier keys are held down.
  • Resolved problems with Default Folder X forgetting favorite folders on some networked drives.
  • Fixed the way Default Folder X locates the file shown in the frontmost document of Carbon applications running under Mac OS 10.7.
Version 4.4.8 | Release Date: 2012-01-16 | Download
  • Default Folder X's contextual menus are once again available in all Open and Save dialogs. Right-click or Control-click on any file in a file dialog to rename, delete, get info, or zip it.
  • Updated to work with all Open and Save dialogs in the latest version of Google Chrome.
  • Fixed a bug that caused file dialogs to hang when you used OS X's New Folder dialog.
  • Worked around a bug in OS X that could result in Default Folder X going to the wrong folder when the original was not available.
  • Corrected a bug that would cause the path popup menu in some Open dialogs to overlap the Spotlight search field.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented Default Folder X from opening its preferences on some machines.
  • Added support for DesktopShelves and QuickTime Player X.
  • Added IgnoreTheseFolders.plist inside Default Folder X to allow additional folders to be ignored when Default Folder X builds its recent folder list. Any folder that matches or is nested within the folders listed in the plist file will not be included in your Recent Folders menu. To add more folders, modify the file that's located here:
    ~/Library/PreferencePanes/Default Folder X.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Default Folder X.bundle/Contents/Resources/IgnoreTheseFolders.plist
Version 4.4.7 | Release Date: 2011-11-09 | Download
  • Resolved a bug that could cause some applications to quit unexpectedly after using a file dialog. This affected Keynote, Graphic Converter and System Preferences.
  • Going to a favorite or recent folder in a Save As dialog while the file listing is minimized now works correctly.
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Bias Peak that could cause it to stop responding to mouse events.
  • Corrected an internal state problem that could cause crashes in some applications when running in Mac OS 10.5.8.
  • Added a hidden preference option "HideOfflineFavorites." Any favorite folders located on unmounted disks will not appear in the Favorites menu. Option-click on the Settings button to access this option.
Version 4.4.6 | Release Date: 2011-10-07 | Download
  • Fixed an error that could cause extra copies of the Default Folder X scripting addition to be left installed after upgrading from an older version. This could result in Default Folder X not appearing at all in Open and Save dialogs.
  • Added support for Typinator.
Version 4.4.5 | Release Date: 2011-09-22 | Download
  • Added support for TextEdit and Preview in Lion.
  • Corrected errors at startup that prevented Default Folder X from loading reliably on some Lion machines.
  • Eliminated debugging and error messages that Default Folder X was printing in the Console log.
Version 4.4.4 | Release Date: 2011-08-26 | Download
  • Enabled support for Gmail and other plugin-based file dialogs in Safari 5.1.
  • Corrected spurious crashes that were occurring in Lion in Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Word, Handbrake, and other applications.
  • The menubar menu works with the right mouse button as well as the left.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred in TextSoap and some other applications when a file dialog was used for the second or third time.
  • Eliminated a crash that could occur on launch with some applications, including Filemaker Pro.
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X's windows coming up in the wrong spaces when using full-screen mode in Lion.
  • Corrected an issue that could prevent Default Folder X from starting up correctly on some machines.
  • Corrected a rare problem that could cause repeated errors to be reported in the Console when Default Folder X installed its scripting addition.
  • Added alternative hotkeys for recent folder history and Finder windows - Option-click on Settings to enable them.
  • Made startup more tolerant of delays and errors in Lion.
  • Added support for HelpViewer and Frizzix.
Version 4.4.3 | Release Date: 2011-07-22 | Download
  • Corrected a problem that could cause recent Carbon applications such as BBEdit 10 and Filemaker Pro 11 to crash on Lion.
  • Fixed problems with some Default Folder X windows not appearing in applications when they're running in full screen mode.
  • The installation dialog for Default Folder X's helper application now comes up in front so Default Folder X isn't waiting quietly for a password that you don't know you need to enter.
Version 4.4.2 | Release Date: 2011-07-18 | Download
  • Fixed a source of crashes on Lion when navigating in an Open or Save dialog.
  • Corrected a problem which could cause Default Folder X to crash when you chose Help or Preferences from the menubar menu.
Version 4.4.1 | Release Date: 2011-06-20 | Download
  • Corrected a problem that caused Default Folder X to only run in English even though it's localized for German, French, Japanese, and Danish.
  • Eliminated a problem with the New Folder dialog disappearing and leaving you stuck in a save dialog.
Version 4.4 | Release Date: 2011-06-15 | Download

Enhancements

  • Favorites are now displayed in Default Folder X's menus even if they're on unmounted drives. Default Folder X will attempt to mount the drive if you select one of those Favorites.
  • Default Folder X will now preload recent and favorite folder data in the background to minimize delays when you click on a Default Folder X menu or bring up a file dialog.
  • We added a 3 finger swipe gesture: Swipe left or up to go up a folder level in the hierarchy (the same as typing command-up-arrow).
  • Cmd-F now moves the keyboard focus to the spotlight search field.
  • Added support for file dialogs used by Flash, JavaScript or plugins in Firefox 4.
  • Added support for Chromium, Brother ControlCenter, Shimo and Neu.
  • Added a new AppleScript command "SetSaveName" to Default Folder X's scripting dictionary. A file dialog must be active and _frontmost_ for this command to work.
  • Default Folder X no longer responds to hotkeys in applications that are listed in the exclusion list in your DFX preferences.
  • The option to "Choose the Desktop for all other clicks outside a file dialog" is no longer turned on by default.
  • This release is compatible with the latest developer preview of Mac OS 10.7 Lion. Note that to accomplish this, Default Folder X now needs to ask you for your administrator password the first time it runs. Please see the notes below for known issues with Lion.

Fixes

  • Corrected a compatibility problem with Quark XPress.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a file dialog's height to be set to zero.
  • Corrected a bug that could cause the Default Folder X bezel to come up on top of dialogs that are put up by Save As dialogs.
  • Fixed the positioning of the toolbar when it falls offscreen.
  • Fixed a bug which would cause RealBasic to display incorrect colors in some of its windows.
  • Corrected a bug that caused Default Folder X to mis-identify some applications, including the scanner application Doxie.
  • Fixed a bug in menu previews that could cause the large preview size to be smaller than it should be.
  • Eliminated many Console messages about dropped DO connections.

Known issues with Lion:

  • You will be asked for your admin password the first time you turn on Default Folder X after installing this version.
  • Currently, Lion's window handling does not seem to work correctly, so Default Folder X cannot be run with its icon in the Dock. The "Put Default Folder X's icon and menus in the Dock" option will be automatically turned off in your preferences when you run this build under Lion.
  • Default Folder X doesn't currently work in Preview, TextEdit, or in Safari when uploading files or attaching files to email messages.
  • Contextual menus do not yet work in some file dialogs when running Lion.
Version 4.3.10 | Release Date: 2010-09-10 | Download
  • The default label color in Save As dialogs was yellow when Default Folder X first started up in English. It should be "none" (obviously).
  • Tooltips in the preference pane now show the full path to folders and a spelled-out description of each hotkey when you hover over them.
  • Label colors were wrong in non-English versions of Default Folder X. This has been fixed.
  • Hotkeys using the 'A' key would not be drawn correctly in Default Folder X's Favorites menu.
  • Added two new AppleScript verbs: AddFavoriteFolder and RemoveFavoriteFolder.
  • Added support for Unarchiver.
Version 4.3.9 | Release Date: 2010-06-25 | Download

This version fixes a single bug that could cause a crash in Default Folder X 4.3.8 (released 2 days ago).

Version 4.3.8 | Release Date: 2010-06-23 | Download
  • Default Folder X now shows the pixel dimensions of images in its preview and information panels.
  • New MacBook Pros that have automatic GPU switching will no longer think that Default Folder X requires high powered graphics (it never did, but OS X thought so). This should save power and increase battery life.
  • You can now use function keys F16-F19 in your hotkeys for favorite folders.
  • Dragging and dropping to the Default Folder X preference pane now works for aliases as well as folders.
  • Default Folder X will now work with Open and Save dialogs that SystemEvents displays in AppleScript scripts.
  • There's a new AddRecentFolder AppleScript command in Default Folder X's scripting dictionary.
  • Corrected a bug that could cause the "Make save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature to work incorrectly.
  • Default Folder X will now read and write OpenMeta tags and Finder labels even when the Finder is not running.
  • When using Path Finder as Default Folder X's GetInfo helper, Default Folder X would mistakenly open a file when you chose Get Info for it. This has been fixed.
  • The control key didn't correctly change the sort order of the Recent Folders menu from chronological to alphabetical ordering. It now works correctly.
  • Corrected constant logging of errors by Google Chrome Helper.
  • Worked around a crash in iTunesFS.
  • Added support for Automatic Duck.
Version 4.3.7 | Release Date: 2010-04-22 | Download
  • You can now drag and drop folders to the Favorite Folders list and applications to the Default Folders list in System Preferences.
  • When clicking the "Remove Folder" or "Remove Application" button in the preference pane, holding down the Option key skips the "Are you sure?" warning.
  • Double-clicking in the Favorite Folders and Default Folders lists will now prompt you to change the entry that you're double-clicking on.
  • Default Folder X now supports the AppleScript commands GetCurrentFolder and GetCurrentSelection. These return the current folder and current selection when a file dialog is open.
  • Default Folder X's toolbar menus would sometimes stop working after you viewed a full-screen preview of a file. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Filemaker Pro 11. Click-to-copy was not working in Save dialogs.
  • Corrected a problem in which OpenMeta tags, Spotlight comments and Finder labels were not properly added to files saved in Word 2008.
  • Default Folder X now explicitly clears its previews to white before drawing them so that transparent images draw on a white background.
  • When a file dialog is closed, Default Folder X stops trying to generate a preview image if it's still working on one.
  • Compatibility with MacPyMOL and Apimac's Compress Files has been fixed.
  • The Get Info dialog now formats dates correctly for all locales.
  • If your preferences specified that Default Folder X shouldn't show its icon in the Dock, it would pop itself to the background while the update checking dialogs were displayed. This has been fixed.
Version 4.3.6 | Release Date: 2010-03-05 | Download
  • Fixed the handling of recently used folders in Carbon applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Word, Excel and Firefox.
  • Default Folder X works in Google Chrome when attaching files in Gmail, uploading videos to YouTube and other situations in which Ajax or Flash code brings up a file dialog.
  • Default Folder X now uses Sparkle to check for and install updates automatically.
  • Clicking in column headers in the preference pane sorts the list correctly.
  • You can drag any file or folder onto the Default Folder X icon in the Dock to Get Info on it.
  • A new 'Tell a Friend' button in the preference pane creates an email for you in your default mail program so you can tell a friend how great Default Folder X is :)
  • Added a new option to set a minimum default size for the sidebar in all file dialogs. Run Terminal and execute this command: defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.sidebarWidth 180
  • Worked around a bug that caused a white "ghost" of Default Folder X's toolbar window to appear at seemingly random times.
  • Remembering column sizes and the size of the sidebar was broken in Snow Leopard. It is now fixed.
  • After creating a new folder, the file dialog didn't always switch to show that folder as it should have. This has been fixed.
  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder X to get its state confused, thinking a file dialog was still open when it wasn't. This contributed to problems with rebound and Default Folder X windows showing up at random times.
  • The option to Open and Save to the same folder was getting confused in Carbon applications, causing them to start in the wrong folder. This has been fixed.
  • The Get Info command now works much more smoothly in Leopard and Snow Leopard.
  • Fixed a compatibility problem with PhotoMechanic.
  • Fixed the GetInfo command when running on Tiger.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Dock menu not to appear when running on Tiger.
  • Changed the sort order for files and folders in the path menu of Open and Save As dialogs so it's consistent with the Finder's sorting.
  • Default Folder X will no longer query the size of disk drives unless "Show disk space" is turned on in the preferences. This helps keep sleeping drives from spinning up.
  • Added a defaults setting to print progress messages to the Console during the OpenMeta upgrade process. In order to turn them on, open Terminal and type this command: defaults write NSGlobalDomain OMUpgradeDebugLevel 1 To turn the progress messages back off, execute this command in Terminal: defaults delete NSGlobalDomain OMUpgradeDebugLevel
  • Fixed a bug so the "Show hidden Finder windows" setting works again.
Version 4.3.5 | Release Date: 2009-12-02 | Download
  • Fixed an error which could leave Default Folder X's controls on-screen after a Save dialog was dismissed.
  • There's now a switch to disable the updating of OpenMeta tags. The latest version of OpenMeta uses different names for its tags, and therefore has to convert all your existing tags to the new format. This can use a lot of CPU time, so you may want to wait and do it while your computer is idle. Note that if you use Default Folder X for OpenMeta tagging, your old tags must be converted before Default Folder X will see them. However, if you only use tagging in a specific context, such as in your email using MailTags, you can safely disable the tag conversion. To turn off tag updating, option-click on the Settings button in Default Folder X's preferences, then turn on the DisableOpenMetaUpgrade checkbox.
Version 4.3.4 | Release Date: 2009-12-01 | Download
  • Default Folder X now remembers the width of the sidebar in Open and Save dialogs. Resize it once and it will be the same size the next time.
  • Solved the problem of the Default Folder X Addition.osax file getting moved to the Trash every time Default Folder X was restarted.
  • A white 'ghost' of Default Folder X's controls no longer appears after a file dialog has been dismissed.
  • Preferences were not always saved when you restarted your Mac. This has been fixed.
  • Default Folder X is now compatible with the latest release of Cinema4D (version 11.528).
  • There's no longer a long delay when you use the Get Info command from within the Default Folder X application or from the menubar menu.
  • If a floating window popped up (in PTHPasteboard, for example) while Default Folder X was displaying its rename dialog or another modal window, the application owning the current Open or Save As dialog could hang. This has been fixed.
  • Default Folder X's logic for remembering and restoring the size and position of file dialogs has been improved.
  • Default Folder X's controls now correctly show and hide themselves in Save As PDF dialogs.
  • Numeric sorting works correctly in hierarchical menus ("Folder 1", then "Folder 2", then "Folder 12").
  • When expanding a Save As dialog using the little triangle next to the filename box, Default Folder X's windows no longer flicker.
  • The keyboard equivalent shown in the Recent Folders menu now has one arrow instead of two when running under Snow Leopard.
  • The appearance and disappearance of the Default Folder X bezel is now smoother.
  • Text is no longer truncated in the Info window of the French version.
  • Default Folder X uses the latest version of OpenMeta.
Version 4.3.3 | Release Date: 2009-11-06 | Download
  • Corrected a bug which could cause Default Folder X to use excessive amounts of CPU time when a file server was mounted on the Desktop under Mac OS 10.5.
  • The shift key now works in the menus for Finder Windows, Disks, and Favorites to reverse the order of the menu items.
  • The installer now automatically starts Default Folder X after installation, and provides a tip on how to get started.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to stop working in Carbon applications when running under Mac OS 10.4.
  • Safeguarded against possible errors which might cause a file dialog to be reset to have a zero width.
  • Enabled Default Folder X in Jing.
Version 4.3.2 | Release Date: 2009-11-01 | Download

Default Folder X 4.3.2 delivers better compatibility with Snow Leopard as well as a number of improvements and fixes. If you are installing or planning to install Snow Leopard, please make sure to upgrade your copy of Default Folder X first. A compatibility problem in copies of Default Folder X older than version 4.3 could cause crashes with Snow Leopard.

  • Improved Default Folder X's tracking of recently used folders.

  • Corrected a bug which could cause files to be saved to the wrong folder when using column view.

  • Worked around a bug in Snow Leopard that caused folder switching and rebound to fail when a mounted server's disk had the same name as a folder on your startup drive (such as Users, Applications or Library).

  • Default Folder X no longer tries to resolve aliases to offline servers when creating preview images for files and folders.

  • Fixed a problem in which Default Folder X's controls did not hide themselves when an options dialog was invoked from an Open or Save As dialog (Adobe Fireworks CS3 and other applications were affected).

  • Eliminated the white square in the menubar that sometimes appeared where Default Folder X's icon was supposed to be.

  • Fixed a situation in which Default Folder X was unable to correctly find the Desktop folder.

  • Eliminated an annoying flicker that sometimes occurred when clicking in a file dialog.

  • Corrected a bug with Logic Pro 8 when running under Mac OS 10.4.

  • Added support for SharpShooter.
Version 4.3.1 | Release Date: 2009-09-15 | Download

Default Folder X 4.3.1 delivers better compatibility with Snow Leopard as well as a number of improvements and fixes. If you are installing or planning to install Snow Leopard, please make sure to upgrade your copy of Default Folder X first. A compatibility problem in copies of Default Folder X older than version 4.3 could cause crashes with Snow Leopard.

  • The files and folders in submenus of the Recent Folders menu are now sorted in the same way as the recent folders (by date or by name).
  • Default Folder X now supports Safari plugins that bring up Open and Save As dialogs in Snow Leopard. This ensures that Default Folder X's controls appear correctly when attaching files to messages in Gmail.
  • Contextual menus in Open and Save dialogs now work in column and icon views as well as list view in Snow Leopard.
  • In Snow Leopard, Default Folder X would sometimes draw a white square in the menubar where its icon was supposed to be. This has been fixed.
  • A problem has been fixed in which Default Folder X would not hide its controls when an options panel came up on top of an Open or Save dialog. This primarily affected Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Player 7, and other applications that export files using QuickTime.
  • Corrected a performance problem that made Default Folder X's own "Get Info" command bring up its file dialog very slowly.
  • Added an option to automatically open all of your favorite folders in the Finder when you switch folder sets. Option click on the Settings button in the Default Folder X preference pane and turn on "OpenActiveFolderSet".
  • Added a "lefty" option to put the toolbar on the left side of Open and Save dialogs instead of on the right. Option click on the Settings button in the Default Folder X preference pane and turn on "ToolbarOnLeft".
  • Fixed the alignment and spacing of buttons in the Info panel below Open dialogs.
  • Macintoshes based on the PowerPC G3 processor are once again supported.
Version 4.3 | Release Date: 2009-08-17 | Download

Default Folder X 4.3 delivers compatibility with Snow Leopard as well as a number of improvements and fixes. If you are installing or planning to install Snow Leopard, please make sure to upgrade your copy of Default Folder X first. A compatibility problem in older versions of Default Folder X could cause crashes with Snow Leopard.

  • Full support for Snow Leopard, including running in 64 bit applications and support for garbage-collected memory management.
  • Corrected a problem on Snow Leopard that could cause Default Folder X's hierarchical path menu to freeze or crash.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause DFPreviewServer to consume excessive amounts of CPU time and memory. This occurred when previewing very large files that Mac OS X incorrectly identifies as text files.
  • You can list items in hierarchical menus chronologically rather than alphabetically by holding down the Control key.
  • Corrected a problem in the "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" setting that would cause Default Folder X to default to the top level of your hard disk or your home folder in certain applications (including Address Book).
  • Save As sheets are now automatically resized to fit the screen when you switch from a large display to a smaller one.
  • You can globally set a minimum file dialog size and column width. Use these commands in terminal to set the values: defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.width 800 defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.height 600 defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.columnWidth 250 Change the numbers at the end of the commands to the sizes you want to use (in pixels).
  • There is now a way to override the time before menu previews zoom to full size. In Terminal, use this command to change the value (the default value is 1.5 seconds): defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX menuZoomDelay 1.5 Change the "1.5" in the line above to the number of seconds you want for the delay. Note that you need to turn Default Folder X off and back on again for this change to take effect.
  • Eliminated a problem that could cause custom controls in Save dialogs to get scrambled (this affected Graphic Converter as well as other applications).
  • Default Folder X's "New Folder" command would not work in some applications when creating a folder inside a folder that was reached by double-clicking on an alias. This has been fixed.
Version 4.2.1 | Release Date: 2009-07-07 | Download
  • Default Folder X now gives you file previews in its menus. As you mouse through Default Folder X's hierarchical menus from the menu bar, you'll see a preview of each file. Hover there for a couple of seconds and the preview will enlarge for a better view.
  • In Open and Save As dialogs, Default Folder X now puts a "Computer" item at the top of the folder hierarchy in the path menu.
  • New Spotlight tags were sometimes not written out to OpenMeta's shared recent tag list. This has been fixed.
  • Spotlight tag completion now ignores differences in diacritical marks.
  • You can now use Path Finder as a helper application for the Get Info command.
  • Support has been added for Fluid site-specific browsers when they're running as menu extras.
  • Previews now correctly follow aliases so that a preview of the original file is shown when you select an alias in an Open dialog.
  • When two folders with the same name are in a menu, the menu items for them will now include the name of the parent folders that uniquely identify those folders (Default Folder X used to just show their immediate parent folders, but sometimes those had the same names too).
  • Fixed an AppleScript problem that would cause Preview to print a PDF file over and over again if you selected the file in the Finder and chose Print from the File menu.
  • Changed the rebound feature so that filenames with a ':' character are recognized correctly in Cocoa applications.
  • Corrected a problem that would result in Default Folder X not loading in multiple running applications that had the same creator signature (when running both Photoshop CS3 and CS4 at the same time, for instance).
  • Default Folder X was saving empty Finder comments, resulting in Spotlight attaching empty com.apple.metadata:kMDItemFinderComment attributes to some files. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed compatibility problems with python-based applications that use appscript.
  • Added support for 64-bit PowerPC applications to the scripting addition.
  • Corrected inconsistent rebound behavior on network server drives.
  • Updated to the most recent OpenMeta sources.
  • Fixed the Extras/DFX script so it doesn't show a busy cursor when it pops up the Default Folder X menu.
Version 4.2 | Release Date: 2009-04-03 | Download
  • OpenMeta tags are now supported in the Spotlight window below Save As dialogs and in the Info window below Open dialogs. After tagging a file with "MyTag", you can use Spotlight to search for it by typing "tag: MyTag".
  • A new AppleScript command, ClearRecentFolders, clears the list of recently used folders in the currently active folder set.
  • This release is compatible with the latest development build of Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • If you use "Hold down the option key while choosing Open to display all files" in the Advanced settings, you will also be shown all invisible folders if you hold down the option key while selecting Save As.
  • Added a hidden option to display files as well as folders in all hierarchical menus. Option click on "Settings" to find the checkbox.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in Spotlight comments not being saved when doing a Save As and overwriting an existing file (this affected Acrobat Pro 9 as well as other applications).
  • Worked around a bug in the Mac OS 10.4 Finder which would cause Default Folder X's Finder window list to show no windows if the Finder is hidden.
  • Corrected a bug that caused Default Folder X to print warning messages in the console like " ** No alias data for item 0 (folder name) **" when there was a Smart Folder open in the Finder.
  • Fixed problems with the rebound feature in Cocoa apps and very old Carbon apps.
  • Added a workaround so Default Folder X appears in MacTheRipper.
Version 4.1.1 | Release Date: 2009-01-23 | Download
  • Corrected a problem that could result in Default Folder X crashing when you logged out or restarted your Mac.
  • Changed Default Folder X to eliminate a conflict with Hazel in which Default Folder X would change a file’s label back to after Hazel changed it.
  • Partially worked around an AppleScript bug in Firefox. This bug prevents other applications from getting the URL of the current page from Firefox when Default Folder X is running, meaning that applications like LittleSnapper and EagleFiler cannot take snapshots of web pages. If you still encounter this problem after updating to Default Folder X 4.1.1, try quitting and relaunching Firefox or add Firefox to Default Folder X’s exception list in the Advanced tab of its preferences.
  • Many more enhancements.
Version 4.1 | Release Date: 2008-11-26 | Download
  • Default Folder X's toolbar appears almost instantaneously next to Open and Save dialogs, eliminating the lag that used to occur.
  • The preview window now allows you to play audio files.
  • Open Office 3 is now fully supported.
  • Occasional windowing problems that occurred with Spaces in Mac OS 10.5 have been corrected.
  • The contents of disks which use the FAT32 format are correctly sorted in Default Folder X's hierarchical menus.
  • Temporary folders used by some printers are no longer included in the list of recently used folders.
Version 4.0.7 | Release Date: 2008-07-21 | Download
  • Fixed Spotlight keyword saving so that it works in Word 2008 Save As dialogs.
  • Corrected a problem that caused Default Folder X to not include folders in its Recent Folders list when saving in Microsoft Word 2008.
  • Fixed the "Open in Terminal" feature so it works reliably in Leopard.
  • The exception list did not work correctly if you added an application while the "Show all file extensions" preference was turned on in the Finder. This has been fixed.
  • Setting the "click-to-copy-filenames" feature to use the control key would not work reliably because Default Folder X's contextual menu got in the way. Default Folder X will no longer display its contextual menu in this situation when you control-click on a filename in a save dialog.
  • Added the AJA Control Panel as an excluded application in Default Folder X's default preferences. It does not handle AppleScript correctly and therefore crashes when Default Folder X tries to communicate with it.
Version 4.0.6 | Release Date: 2008-06-05 | Download
  • The default column width in column view is now set based on the width of the rightmost column of files in the last file dialog you used. So whatever size you use for the rightmost column will become the size of all columns in subsequent dialogs in that application.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Default Folder X's Option-F shortcut to be ignored in Carbon applications running on Mac OS 10.4.
  • Corrected a bug that could cause DFX to leave its preview or spotlight window onscreen after you dismiss a file dialog. This problem was observed in Kodak Preps and Web Confidential.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in DFX leaving all of its windows and controls on-screen in some apps after a file dialog is dismissed.
  • Fixed dialog resizing so that if you switch computers or monitors, file dialogs will be made smaller to fit the current screen if necessary.
  • Corrected a problem that made Default Folder X's preferences not work when moved between Intel and PPC machines.
  • Resolved a crash that occurred when popping up the DFX menu in the Dock while a shared Parallels volume was on the Desktop.
  • Eliminated the cause of a crash that occasionally occurred in Quark Xpress.
Version 4.0.4 | Release Date: 2008-04-17 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in FileBuddy and other Carbon applications when "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" was turned on.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect application behavior when a Save As dialog was cancelled with the filename edit box empty.
  • Got rid of Leopard's "You've downloaded this application from the Internet" warning by clearing the quarantine attributes when Default Folder X is installed.
  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder X to crash or enter text incorrectly when accented characters were typed in the Spotlight comment box.
  • Added a setting to make the "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature also work for Print to PDF and Export dialogs. Option-click on the Settings button, and turn on the "ExportAndPrintToDocumentFolder" checkbox.
  • The Finder label and "remember for next time" controls in the Spotlight dialog no longer overlap when a Save As dialog is very small.
  • The "Change folder set" menu now displays your folder sets as it should.
Version 4.0.3 | Release Date: 2008-03-28 | Download
  • Found and fixed a lurking memory corruption problem that affected many Carbon applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Xpress, Filemaker, Firefox, and iTunes.
  • Added contextual menus to Open and Save dialogs. This allows you to control-click on a file or folder to rename, trash, or compress it in Save dialogs as well as Open dialogs.
  • Corrected a bug that could cause Default Folder X to use CPU time while it was sitting idle in the background.
  • Finder labels now show the names you have set in your Finder preferences, not just the default color names.
  • Default Folder X now remembers both the position and size of Open and Save dialogs because Leopard doesn't always do so reliably.
  • Hierarchical menus now show the names of aliases, rather than the names of the files or folders to which the aliases refer.
  • In order to change the sort order of the Recent Folders menu, you must now hold down the Control key instead of the Option key.
  • Fixed the "hold down the option key while choosing Open to display all files" feature so it works correctly in Cocoa applications.
  • Caps-lock prevented click-to-copy-a-filename from working in Save dialogs. This has been fixed.
  • The appearance of a button in the Spotlight comment dialog was incorrect in the German version.
  • Fixed a keyboard focus problem in Aperture 2 export dialogs.
  • Added support for MarcoPolo.
Version 4.0.2 | Release Date: 2008-02-21 | Download
  • Default Folder X now works correctly in Word 2008, Fetch, and other Carbon applications that display sheets on windows that have toolbars.
  • Fixed a problem with the preview window disappearing in Carbon applications running under Mac OS 10.4.
  • After renaming a folder, the new folder is now always correctly selected.
  • Corrected selection and window activation problems.
  • Added a hidden setting to make Finder-click show Finder windows even when the Finder is hidden. Option-click on the Settings button to turn it on.
  • The hierarchical menu in the menu bar now shows the icon of the original file when it displays an alias.
Version 4.0.1 | Release Date: 2008-02-11 | Download
  • Added an option to display the toolbar as a gray sidebar for those users that don't like the HUD look. You can turn this on in the "Options" tab of the preferences.
  • The preview generator has been rewritten, greatly improving performance and reliability, especially on Mac OS 10.4. Previews are also now created for many types of text files that weren't supported before on Leopard, and text, html, and rtf files now have previews under Tiger.
  • Fixed a problem with the path menu in Open and Save dialogs - in some cases, the hierarchical menus would not work. This has been fixed.
  • Copy and Paste now work in Default Folder X's Spotlight keyword windows.
  • Provided an option to turn off graphical UI effects like windows fading in and out, animated window resizing, and menus swooshing around.
  • If you drag the preview window smaller, it will stay that size when another preview is displayed. To return the behavior to the default "automatic resizing" mode, resize the preview window so its lower edge is at the bottom of your screen.
  • Greatly reduced the transparency of HUD menus when running on Tiger to increase readability.
  • Reduced the transparency of all HUD windows slightly.
  • Tooltips now work correctly in the Default Folder X toolbar.
  • The info panel now correctly shows the size of application packages and other packaged files.
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X's hotkeys and system menu not working when Mail.app was set as a login item.
  • Fixed a bug in which dragging a file onto Mail.app in the Dock would create two messages instead of one.
  • The New Folder command now works with Japanese, accented, and other special characters in old Carbon applications.
  • The rebound feature will no longer activate if you select a file before Default Folder X rebounds to the last file you selected.
  • Rebound now correctly activates the selected file so that keyboard navigation works without requiring a click in the Open dialog.
  • Eliminated repeated warnings that say "You downloaded this application from the Internet. Are you sure you want to run it?"
  • Eliminated Console warnings when Default Folder X enhances 64-bit applications.
  • Enabled Default Folder X inside of Apple's Help Viewer.
  • Default Folder X was mistakenly moving the keyboard focus away from the filename field in Save As dialogs when the dialogs were in column view.
  • Hierarchical menus will no longer show huge icons when a custom icon for a file or folder is large.
  • The "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature now works correctly with Photoshop.
  • Default Folder X now only shows Finder or Path Finder windows when the Finder or Path Finder isn't hidden.
  • Enhanced Default Folder X's "ShowMenu" AppleScript command to allow showing just one of its submenus (like recent folders).
  • Added AppleScript commands to temporarily disable and reenable Default Folder X.
  • Fixed menu fonts so that menus are always the right size when you turn on the "small menu fonts" option in the expert settings dialog.
  • Fixed support for very old Carbon applications like FileMaker Pro 5.
  • Updated the DFX application in the Extras folder to be a universal binary.
Version 4.0.1b2 | Release Date: 2008-02-05 | Download
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X's hotkeys and system menu not working when Mail.app was set as a login item.
  • Fixed a bug in which dragging a file onto Mail.app in the Dock would create two messages instead of one.
  • The info panel now correctly shows the size of application packages and other packaged files.
  • The preview server now releases images after sending them to Default Folder X. On some machines, its failure to do so would eventually cause previews to fail.
  • If the preview server fails (usually because a file's data is corrupt), it now just prints a message to the Console and shows the icon for the file rather than crashing.
  • Default Folder X was mistakenly moving the keyboard focus away from the filename field in Save As dialogs when the dialogs were in column view.
  • Updated French and German localizations.
Version 4.0.1b1 | Release Date: 2008-01-29 | Download
  • Added an option to display the toolbar as a gray sidebar for those users that don't like the HUD look. You can turn this on in the "Options" tab of the preference settings.
  • The preview generator has been rewritten, greatly improving performance and reliability, especially on Mac OS 10.4. Additional preview types have also been added in Leopard and Tiger.
  • Fixed a problem with the path menu in Open and Save dialogs - in some cases, the hierarchical menus would not work.
  • Provided an option to turn off graphical effects like windows fading in and out, animated window resizing, and menus swooshing around.
  • If you drag the preview window smaller, it will stay that size when another preview is displayed. To return the behavior to the default "automatically resizing" mode, drag the bottom of the preview window all the way to the bottom of the screen.
  • Reduced the transparency of all HUD windows slightly.
  • Greatly reduced the transparency of HUD menus when running on Tiger to increase readability.
  • Hierarchical menus will no longer show huge icons when an actual custom icon is large.
  • Copy and Paste now work in Default Folder X's Spotlight keyword windows.
  • The New Folder command now works with Japanese, accented, and other special characters in old Carbon applications.
  • The rebound feature will no longer activate if you select a file before Default Folder X rebounds to the last file you selected.
  • The "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature now works correctly with Photoshop.
  • Rebound now correctly activates the selected file so that keyboard navigation works without requiring a click in the Open dialog.
  • Eliminated repeated warnings asking for confirmation before running Default Folder X because it was downloaded from the internet.
  • Only show Finder and Path Finder windows when the Finder or Path Finder isn't hidden.
  • Added AppleScript commands to temporarily disable and reenable Default Folder X.
  • Enhanced Default Folder X's "ShowMenu" AppleScript command to allow showing just one of its submenus (like recent folders).
  • Fixed menu fonts so that menus are always the right size when you turn on the "small menu fonts" option in the expert settings dialog.
  • Fixed a problem with the Default Folder X menu in the menu bar occasionally not responding.
  • Fixed support for very old Carbon applications like FileMaker Pro 5.
  • Updated the DFX application in the Extras folder to be a universal binary.
Version 4.0 | Release Date: 2007-12-12 | Download
  • Full compatibility with Leopard, including support for 64-bit applications such as Xcode.
  • A smooth, HUD-style user interface.
  • A new preview window that floats below all Open dialogs. The window uses QuickLook to generate preview images, displays file information such as size, creation and modification dates, and allows you to see and change Finder labels, Spotlight comments, file permissions, and other attributes.
  • Full-screen previews by clicking on an image in the preview window.
  • The ability to set the Finder label color along with Spotlight comments in the Save As dialog.
  • A new "Reveal in Finder" command that allows you to locate the selected item in a file dialog using the Finder.
  • Numerous compatibility fixes.
Version 3.0.6 | Release Date: 2007-07-09 | Download
  • Fixed crashes that could occur during the entry of Spotlight keywords.
  • Default Folder X is compatible with the latest Mac OS 10.5 Leopard seed.
  • Spotlight keyword completion now preserves the case of the letters you type, rather than making the case match that of the last matching keyword you entered.
  • Worked around a bug which would disable Japanese Kotoeri input in the Spotlight keyword dialog.
  • Corrected a problem that caused some messages to display in English instead of Japanese on Japanese systems.
  • A conflict with Menufela has been resolved. Default Folder X's toolbar and Spotlight keyword window now display correctly even when Menufela is hiding the menu bar.
Version 3.0.5 | Release Date: 2007-06-25 | Download
  • Adds auto-completion of Spotlight keywords. If you've already entered a Spotlight keyword while saving a file, Default Folder X will automatically suggest it the next time you begin typing it.
  • Spotlight keywords now auto-complete as you type.
  • Default Folder X is compatible with the latest Mac OS 10.5 Leopard seed.
  • Modal dialogs and alerts displayed by Default Folder X could interfere with the password prompt when waking a computer from sleep. This has been fixed.
  • Rebound behavior is now more consistent between Cocoa and Carbon applications.
  • Corrected a problem with iDVD 6 not being able to find its theme templates.
  • A hidden option is available to disable the "Are you sure you want to quit?" warning when quitting Default Folder X. Command-option-click on the Settings button to access this option.
  • Spotlight comments are now read and written correctly for files on server disks that have the same name as a local disk.
  • Filenames longer than 255 characters in a Save As dialog could cause Default Folder X to crash. This has been fixed.
  • The Finder no longer crashes when using the Move Items X contextual menu plugin and have Default Folder X installed.
  • Default Folder X now ignores the Caps Lock key when looking for the option-arrow-up/down key combination.
  • Added a hidden option to disable the gradual fade in/out of the spotlight comment window and Default Folder X toolbar. Command-option-click on the Settings button to access this option.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in Default Folder X not working with some language systems, including Hebrew.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when using the Default Folder X Get Info window in Cocoa applications.
  • Fixed a problem that could increase processor load when Default Folder X had been running a long time.
Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2006-07-11 | Download
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