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Default Folder X 5.2.2 – Enhances Open and Save dialogs.

Appked/ Featured, Utilities/on 2018-02-17 16:01

Default Folder X 5.2.2

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.


Version 5.2.2:

Feature Enhancements:
  • Default Folder X's performance has been improved, especially the time it takes for its controls to first appear next to a file dialog in High Sierra.
  • Added AppleScript commands to remove recent files, recent folders and default folders.
  • Added placeholder text to make it clear where to enter comments and tags.
  • The group headers in the Shortcut preferences are more prominent to reduce confusion about when particular shortcuts are active.
  • If you set NSFileViewer in user defaults via Terminal, Default Folder X will use that application instead of the Finder to open files and folders when they're selected from its menus. To use ForkLift, for example enter "defaults write -g NSFileViewer -string com.binarynights.ForkLift-3" in Terminal.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a bug that could leave a file dialog stuck on screen with a spinning progress indicator.
  • Corrected a problem with Default Folder X not working with file dialogs in Keyboard Maestro and LaunchBar.
  • Solved an issue where Default Folder X would intermittently fail to work with some dialogs, notably the one brought up by InDesign's Place command.
  • Default Folder X now works correctly with file dialogs brought up while changing its own preferences.
  • The "Hide Extension" checkbox will only be automatically turned off in save dialogs when you have a default folder set for the current app and it depends on the filename's extension. Previously, the checkbox was turned off if any default folder depended on the filename extension, even when it didn't apply to the current application.
  • Corrected a problem with Default Folder X's drawer in the Finder not appearing when using a Wacom tablet.
  • Fixed several crashes


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor