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Default Folder X 5.2.3 – Enhances Open and Save dialogs.

Appked/ Featured, Utilities/on 2018-04-17 14:37

Default Folder X 5.2.3

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 5.2.3:

Feature enhancements:
  • Default Folder X's folder switching within file dialogs is faster and more reliable.
  • ForkLift 3 is now supported by Default Folder X's Finder-click feature. If you want to access all tabs and panes shown in a ForkLift window, Control-click on the gray overlay window displayed by Default Folder X. Default Folder X will work with ForkLift version 3.2.2 or higher.
  • The Recent Files menu will show all recent documents in applications that don't have a native document type (like Trello).
  • Default Folder X is now compatible with Magnet and BetterTouchTool.
  • You can double-click items in the Finder drawer to open them.
  • Additional AppleScript verbs give you access to recent Finder windows in scripts.
  • There is now a keyboard shortcut to take you to the folder containing the current application. Set a shortcut in Preferences > Shortcuts.
  • You can set a delay before the preview pops up for items in the Finder drawer. Hold down the Option key while selecting the Preferences menu to get to it.
  • The purchase process has been streamlined when you buy an upgrade using the "Buy" button within Default Folder X.
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed user interface glitches in the Folders tab of the Default Folder X preferences window.
  • Corrected a bug that could prevent the Save button from working in Save As dialogs under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a bug in the tracking of recent folders when you open a file directly from Default Folder X's Recent Files menu.
  • Previews correctly pop up from the Recent Files menu when it is invoked using AppleScript.
  • Fixed a bug that made the path menu overlap the search field in the Finder's "Fix alias" file dialog.
  • Corrected a problem with the file dialog layout in Microsoft Excel 2011's save dialogs when running on High Sierra.
  • Eliminated a number of crashes and made Default Folder X more tolerant of transient errors in macOS.
  • Resolved a compatibility issue with Xcode 9.


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor