Default Folder X 5.1.1 – Enhances Open and Save dialogs.

Default Folder X 5.1.1

Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on the buttons to go to your favorite and recently used folders, manage the folders and files shown in the list, and make changes to your settings. It also fixes a number of problems in Open and Save dialogs, “rebounding” to the last selected file, putting the path listing back in the top menu, and correcting bugs in scrolling column views.

  • Directory assistant: You can access the contents of your recent, favorite, and open folders right from Default Folder X’s toolbar.
  • Real time saving: If you’re constantly saving things inside the same folder, Default Folder X can remember that folder for you.
  • Finder management: Default Folder X lets you open up or save to any Finder window with a single click.
  • Instant Recall: To help you quickly return to folders you’ve recently used, Default Folder X remembers them for you.
  • Spotlight on the spot: Default Folder X lets you add Spotlight keywords, OpenMeta tags, and Finder labels on the spot, while you’re still in the Save dialog.
  • Information central: With Default Folder X you get previews below every Open dialog, expanded to fill the available space. Need to see more detail? Click on the image and it zooms up to full size.
  • Workflow without work: Rather than make you learn and set up a new application, Default Folder X blends into OS X.

What’s New

Version 5.1.1:

Feature Enhancements
  • New Move, Copy and Make Alias commands let you reorganize your files from within Open and Save dialogs.
  • You can change a file's creation and modification dates by clicking on them in the Info panel below Open dialogs.
  • Selecting an item from one of Default Folder X's menus while holding the Command key will reveal it in the Finder.
  • Default Folder X can create folders in your Library folder for Favorites, Recent Folders and Recent Files. They contain aliases to the folders and files shown in Default Folder X's menus, and can be used as a way to access Default Folder X's data from other applications. You can turn this on in the Options tab of your Default Folder X preferences.
  • You can now set keyboard shortcuts to switch between folder sets.
Bug Fixes
  • Corrected several bugs that could result in Default Folder X mysteriously disappearing from the menubar.
  • Fixed reliability issues when changing between folders while the system is busy.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in tags and comments not being applied when setting them in a Save dialog.
  • Eliminated a hang that occurred when you had two Finder windows open, both showing the same folder, and tried to use a keyboard shortcut to go to the folder shown in the next Finder window.
  • When switching to iCloud in Default Folder X's Computer menu, you're now taken to the iCloud Drive folder rather than the root iCloud folder.
  • Corrected a bug that caused the Drag Zone to show duplicate copies of items and could also make those items impossible to remove.
  • Changing the "Locked" checkbox in the Info panel will no longer prevent you from unlocking a file or folder later.
  • After trashing a file or folder, the file listing in the file dialog will update immediately to show the change.
  • Eliminated crashes caused by Default Folder X's helper services failing to run.
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X warning you multiple times when you remove its menu from the menubar.
  • Corrected problems displaying the names of folders that contained a single quotation mark.
  • Fixed a problem with file dialogs flickering when dismissing a modal alert.
  • The Folder Sets menu no longer gets confused when you delete a folder set.
  • Added a way to save debug logs so we can bypass Sierra's terrible Console logs.
Compatibility Fixes
  • Eliminated a conflict with DwellClick
  • Default Folder X's controls will no longer overlap Keyboard Maestro windows that pop up while a file dialog is showing.
  • Corrected a problem where Default Folder X wouldn't remove its controls when a popup menu popped up.
  • Worked around a bug in Sierra that would cause sheet-style file dialogs to be the wrong size if Default Folder X was used to save and restore their sizes.
  • Added support for PDF Studio.


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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