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Default Folder X Beta Testing

Default Folder X 5.0.6 Testing
Updated August 16, 2016

For those of you running the beta release of macOS 10.12 Sierra, this public beta version of Default Folder X provides compatibility, as well as a few new features and bug fixes.

Version 5.0.6b5 delivers these improvements:

  • Icon View is now correctly supported when running Sierra.
  • Fixed a hang that could leave a file dialog on the screen until you quit Default Folder X.
  • Default Folder X will now hide its controls if LaunchBar pops up while a file dialog is displayed.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in Default Folder X failing to appear in an application until the app was quit and relaunched.
  • Default Folder X favorite hotkeys will no longer work in an application that is in the exclusion list in Preferences > Options.
  • Preferences are only saved when necessary, reducing disk I/O and delays when waking from sleep.
  • Default Folder X will work correctly with CoverFlow view if a file dialog uses it (it's no longer an option in El Capitan, but if you were using it before you upgraded to 10.11, your file dialogs may still start in CoverFlow view).

Other changes in recent 5.0.6 beta releases:

  • Fixed support for Carbon apps when running Sierra.
  • Default Folder X would mistakenly use the first tab in a Finder window as the active tab. It now correctly recognizes the active tab.
  • Fixed the About box so the Default Folder X icon is the correct size when running under Sierra.
  • The Finder-window menu would sometimes fail to show some windows. This has been fixed.
  • Support for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Added an option to keep Favorites sorted by name.
  • Fixed a problem with the cursor sometimes disappearing.
  • Added support for version 3 of iTerm2.

How to be a beta tester:

In order to beta test, you must have a stable, predictable machine and be willing to commit time to work with us if you discover a bug or conflict. If you encounter incorrect or confusing behavior, please try to summarize what you were doing at the time it happened and supply that along with a crash log or screenshot.


Click below to download the public test version of Default Folder X 5.0.6:

Download Default Folder X 5.0.6b5

Please note that Default Folder X 5.0.6b5 is pre-release software, and as such, may contain bugs. It has been tested for compatibility on a number of systems, but has not been fully qualified and released. When testing any unreleased software, you should have a backup copy of any important files, since a software bug could cause your Macintosh to crash and lose valuable data.

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Reviews and Comments
As a long-term Mac user, i have installed demo software beyond count. Yours is one of the few that I've seen the worth in investing in.
- Daniel Kennish
It's one of those programs that I wonder how I lived without for so long. Before I was constantly clicking through directories every time I wanted to open, save or attach a file. Now I do almost everything in just a few clicks.
- Ethan Annis
System Requirements
Mac OS 10.10 through 10.11

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