Default Folder X 5.4.5


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 5.4.5

  • To reverse the sort order of an individual menu or submenu (sort by name instead of by date or vice versa), hold down the Option key before the menu pops up.
  • Default Folder X's performance has been improved when running over a screen sharing session (like when you're connecting from home to a Mac in your office).
  • Fixed a bug that could leave items sorted in a random order in submenus that showed the contents of folders on a file server.
  • Corrected a problem with ARCHICAD (and possibly other apps) that could result in Default Folder X using excessive CPU time.
  • When there's nothing selected in an Open dialog, the Information tab won't show a size, creation date or modification date. Previously, it would show values of zero for these properties.
  • Default Folder X could get confused on Catalina if your startup disk and computer had the same name. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Esc key to stop working in file dialogs on rare occasions.