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.
- Preliminary Mojave compatibility. Mojave file dialogs are supported, but Dark Mode is still to come.
- There's now a preference to sort all subfolders in Default Folder X's hierarchical menus by date. It's surprisingly handy.
- You can specify a default folder for an application and set it so it's only used when manually selected from the Favorites menu.
- Added a GetCurrentSelectionList AppleScript verb to return all items when multiple files and folders are selected.
- You can no longer set a shortcut key that's just Shift+Key because that's never really what you want.
- Support was added for the Oxygen XML Editor suite.
- If you would prefer to have Default Folder X continue to use the Finder to open folders even when you are running Path Finder or ForkLift, you can now specify that by using this command in Terminal:
defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX5 fileViewer com.apple.finder
- When displaying a symbolic link in its menus, Default Folder X now shows the name of the link rather than the name of the item it points to.
- If Default Folder X is set to open an item in the frontmost Finder window and the only open Finder window is minimized to the Dock, the window will be unminimized when Default Folder X tells the Finder to show the item.
- The popup names shown when you hover over items in the drag zone will no longer get stuck on-screen.
- Visual feedback when dragging an item to the drag zone is now correct. The '+' and link icons are never shown.
- Fixed a bug that could cause a file dialog to freeze with a spinning progress indicator showing.
- Keyboard traversal of Default Folder X's menus would stop working after using its utility menu. This has been fixed.
- Fixed a bug that made it impossible to drag a file to the drag zone if you clicked on its icon in column view while running High Sierra.
- Corrected display problems when showing Default Folder X's controls around very short file dialogs.
- Fixed the cause of some spurious crashes
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor