Default Folder X Documentation
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Change History

Version 4.3.9:

  • Fixed a single bug that could cause Default Folder X to crash when reading metadata for some files.

 

Version 4.3.8:

  • Default Folder X now shows the pixel dimensions of images in its preview and information panels.

  • New MacBook Pros that have automatic GPU switching will no longer think that Default Folder X requires high powered graphics (it never did, but OS X thought so). This should save power and increase battery life.

  • You can now use function keys F16-F19 in your hotkeys for favorite folders.

  • Dragging and dropping to the Default Folder X preference pane now works for aliases as well as folders.

  • Default Folder X will now work with Open and Save dialogs that SystemEvents displays in AppleScript scripts.

  • There's a new AddRecentFolder AppleScript command in Default Folder X's scripting dictionary.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause the "Make save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature to work incorrectly.

  • Default Folder X will now read and write OpenMeta tags and Finder labels even when the Finder is not running.

  • When using Path Finder as Default Folder X's GetInfo helper, Default Folder X would mistakenly open a file when you chose Get Info for it. This has been fixed.

  • The control key didn't correctly change the sort order of the Recent Folders menu from chronological to alphabetical ordering. It now works correctly.

  • Corrected constant logging of errors by Google Chrome Helper.

  • Worked around a crash in iTunesFS.

  • Added support for Automatic Duck.

 

Version 4.3.7:

  • You can now drag and drop folders to the Favorite Folders list and applications to the Default Folders list in System Preferences.

  • When clicking the "Remove Folder" or "Remove Application" button in the preference pane, holding down the Option key skips the "Are you sure?" warning.

  • Double-clicking in the Favorite Folders and Default Folders lists will now prompt you to change the entry that you're double-clicking on.

  • Default Folder X now supports the AppleScript commands GetCurrentFolder and GetCurrentSelection. These return the current folder and current selection when a file dialog is open.

  • Default Folder X's toolbar menus would sometimes stop working after you viewed a full-screen preview of a file. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed a compatibility problem with Filemaker Pro 11. Click-to-copy was not working in Save dialogs.

  • Corrected a problem in which OpenMeta tags, Spotlight comments and Finder labels were not properly added to files saved in Word 2008.

  • Default Folder X now explicitly clears its previews to white before drawing them so that transparent images draw on a white background.

  • When a file dialog is closed, Default Folder X stops trying to generate a preview image if it's still working on one.

  • Compatibility with MacPyMOL and Apimac's Compress Files has been fixed.

  • The Get Info dialog now formats dates correctly for all locales.

  • If your preferences specified that Default Folder X shouldn't show its icon in the Dock, it would pop itself to the background while the update checking dialogs were displayed. This has been fixed.

 

Version 4.3.6:

  • Default Folder X works in Google Chrome when attaching files in Gmail, uploading videos to YouTube and other occasions where Ajax or Flash code brings up a file dialog.

  • Default Folder X now uses Sparkle to check for and install updates automatically.

  • Clicking in column headers in the preference pane sorts the list correctly.

  • You can drag any file or folder onto the Default Folder X icon in the Dock to Get Info on it.

  • Added a 'Tell a Friend' button in the preference pane. It creates an email for you in your default mail program so you can tell a friend how great Default Folder X is :)

  • Added a new option to set a minimum default size for the sidebar in all file dialogs. Run Terminal and execute this command:
    defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.sidebarWidth 180
  • Worked around a bug that caused a white "ghost" of Default Folder X's toolbar window to appear at seemingly random times.

  • Fixed the handling of recently used folders in Carbon applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Firefox.

  • Remembering column sizes and the size of the sidebar was broken in Snow Leopard. It is now fixed.

  • After creating a new folder, the file dialog didn't always switch to show that folder as it should have. This has been fixed.

  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder X to get its state confused, thinking a file dialog was still open when it wasn't. This contributed to problems with rebound and Default Folder X windows showing up at random times.

  • The option to Open and Save to the same folder was getting confused in Carbon applications, causing them to start in the wrong folder. This has been fixed.

  • Reimplemented the Get Info command so it works smoothly in Leopard and Snow Leopard.

  • Fixed a compatibility problem with PhotoMechanic.

  • Fixed the GetInfo command when running on Tiger.

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Dock menu not to appear when running on Tiger.

  • Fixed the sort order for files and folders in the path menu of Open and Save As dialogs so it's consistent with the Finder's sorting.

  • Default Folder X will no longer query the size of disk drives unless "Show disk space" is turned on in the preferences. This helps keep sleeping drives from spinning up.

  • Added a defaults setting to print progress messages to the Console during the OpenMeta upgrade process. In order to turn them on, open Terminal and type this command:
    defaults write NSGlobalDomain OMUpgradeDebugLevel 1
    To turn the debug statements back off, execute this command in Terminal:
    defaults delete NSGlobalDomain OMUpgradeDebugLevel
  • Fixed a bug so the "Show hidden Finder windows" setting works again.

 

Version 4.3.5:

  • Fixed an error which could leave Default Folder X's controls on-screen after a Save dialog was dismissed. This would occur in Carbon applications if you entered a Spotlight tag or comment and then clicked Save or Cancel in the first Save dialog to come up after the application was launched.

  • There's now a switch to disable the updating of OpenMeta tags. The latest version of OpenMeta uses different names for its tags, and therefore has to convert all your existing tags to the new format. This can use a lot of CPU time, so you may want to wait and do it while your computer is idle. Note that if you use Default Folder X for OpenMeta tagging, your old tags must be converted before Default Folder X will see them . However, if you only use tagging in a specific context, such as in your email using MailTags, you can safely disable the tag conversion. To turn off tag updating, option-click on the Settings button in Default Folder X's preferences, then turn on the DisableOpenMetaUpgrade checkbox.

 

Version 4.3.4:

  • Default Folder X now remembers the width of the sidebar in Open and Save dialogs. Resize it once and it will be the same size the next time.

  • Solved the problem of the Default Folder X Addition.osax file getting moved to the Trash every time Default Folder X was restarted.

  • A white 'ghost' of Default Folder X's controls no longer appears after a file dialog has been dismissed.

  • Preferences were not always saved when you restarted your Mac. This has been fixed.

  • Default Folder X is now compatible with the latest release of Cinema4D (version 11.528).

  • There's no longer a long delay when you use the Get Info command from within the Default Folder X application or from the menubar menu.

  • If a floating window popped up (in PTHPasteboard, for example) while Default Folder X was displaying its rename dialog or another modal window, the application owning the current Open or Save As dialog could hang. This has been fixed.

  • Default Folder X's logic for remembering and restoring the size and position of file dialogs has been improved.

  • Default Folder X's controls now correctly show and hide themselves in Save As PDF dialogs.

  • Numeric sorting works correctly in hierarchical menus ("Folder 1", then "Folder 2", then "Folder 12").

  • When expanding a Save As dialog using the little triangle next to the filename box, Default Folder X's windows no longer flicker.

  • The keyboard equivalent shown in the Recent Folders menu now has one arrow instead of two when running under Snow Leopard.

  • The appearance and disappearance of the Default Folder X bezel is now smoother.

  • Text is no longer truncated in the Info window of the French version.

 

Version 4.3.3:

  • Corrected a bug which could cause Default Folder X to use excessive amounts of CPU time when a file server was mounted on the Desktop under Mac OS 10.5.

  • The shift key now works in the menus for Finder Windows, Disks, and Favorites to reverse the order of the menu items.

  • The installer now automatically starts Default Folder X after installation, and provides a tip on how to get started.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to stop working in Carbon applications when running under Mac OS 10.4.

  • Safeguarded against possible errors which might cause a file dialog to be reset to have a zero width.

  • Enabled Default Folder X in Jing.

 

Version 4.3.2:

  • Corrected a bug which could cause files to be saved to the wrong folder when using column view.

  • Worked around a bug in Snow Leopard that caused folder switching and rebound to fail when a mounted server's disk had the same name as a folder on your startup drive (such as Users, Applications or Library).

  • Default Folder X no longer tries to resolve aliases to offline servers when creating preview images for files and folders.

  • Fixed a problem in which Default Folder X's controls did not hide themselves when an options dialog was invoked from an Open or Save As dialog (Adobe Fireworks CS3 and other applications were affected).

  • Eliminated the white square in the menubar that sometimes appeared where Default Folder X's icon was supposed to be.

  • Fixed a situation in which Default Folder X was unable to correctly find the Desktop folder.

  • Eliminated an annoying flicker that sometimes occurred when clicking in a file dialog.

  • Corrected a bug with Logic Pro 8 when running under Mac OS 10.4.

  • Improved tracking of recent folders.

  • Added support for SharpShooter.

 

Version 4.3.1:

  • The files and folders in submenus of the Recent Folders menu are now sorted in the same way as the recent folders (by date or by name).

  • Default Folder X now supports Safari plugins that bring up Open and Save As dialogs in Snow Leopard. This ensures that Default Folder X's controls appear correctly when attaching files to messages in Gmail.

  • Fixed a situation in which Default Folder X wouldn't hide its controls when an options panel came up on top of an Open or Save dialog. This primarily affected Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Player 7, and other applications that export files using QuickTime.

  • Corrected a performance problem that made Default Folder X's own "Get Info" command bring up its file dialog very slowly.

  • Contextual menus in Open and Save dialogs now work in column and icon views as well as list view in Snow Leopard.

  • In Snow Leopard, Default Folder X would sometimes draw a white square in the menubar where its icon was supposed to be. This has been fixed.

  • Added an option to automatically open all of your favorite folders in the Finder when you switch folder sets. Option click on the Settings button in the Default Folder X preference pane and turn on "OpenActiveFolderSet".

  • Added a "lefty" option to put the toolbar on the left side of Open and Save dialogs instead of on the right. Option click on the Settings button in the Default Folder X preference pane and turn on "ToolbarOnLeft".

  • Fixed the alignment and spacing of buttons in the Info panel below Open dialogs.

 

Version 4.3:

  • Updated the Default Folder X preference pane to run in 64 bit mode under Snow Leopard.

  • Added full support for Snow Leopard's 64 bit applications and garbage-collected memory management.

  • Corrected a problem on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) that could cause Default Folder X's hierarchical path menu to freeze or crash.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause DFPreviewServer to consume excessive CPU time and memory. This occurred when previewing very large files that Mac OS X incorrectly identifies as text files.

  • Items in hierarchical menus will be sorted chronologically rather than alphabetically if you hold down the Control key.

  • Corrected a problem in the "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" setting that would cause Default Folder X to default to the top level of your hard disk or your home folder in certain applications (including Address Book).

  • Save As sheets are now automatically resized to fit the screen when you switch from a large display to a smaller one (OS X doesn't fix the size correctly for sheets that drop down from windows that have a toolbar).

  • Added a way to override the time before menu previews zoom to full size. In Terminal, use this command to change the value (the default value is 1.5 seconds):
    defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX menuZoomDelay 1.5
    Change the "1.5" in the line above to the number of seconds you want for the delay. Note that you need to turn Default Folder X off and back on again for this change to take effect.

  • Added some user defaults so you can globally set a minimum file dialog size and column width. Use these commands in terminal to set the values:
    defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.width 800
    defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.height 600
    defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX minimumSize.columnWidth 250
    Change the numbers at the end of the commands to the sizes you want to use (in pixels).

  • Eliminated a problem that could cause custom controls in Save dialogs to get scrambled (affected Graphic Converter as well as other applications).

  • Default Folder X's "New Folder" command would not work in some applications when creating a folder within a folder that was reached by double-clicking on an alias. This has been fixed.

 

Version 4.2.1:

  • Default Folder X now gives you file previews in its menus. As you mouse through Default Folder X's hierarchical menus from the menu bar, you'll see a preview of the file that's highlighted in the menu. Hover there for a couple of seconds and the preview will enlarge.

  • In Open and Save As dialogs, Default Folder X now puts a "Computer" item at the top of the folder hierarchy in the path menu.

  • New Spotlight tags were sometimes not written out to the shared OpenMeta recent tag list. This has been fixed.

  • Spotlight tag completion now ignores differences in diacritical marks.

  • Added support for Fluid site-specific browsers when they're running as menu extras.

  • Previews now correctly follow aliases so that a preview of the original file is shown when you select an alias in an Open dialog.

  • When two folders with the same name are in a menu, the menu items for them will now include the name of the parent folders that uniquely identify those folders (Default Folder X used to just show their immediate parent folders, but sometimes those had the same names too).

  • Fixed an AppleScript problem that would cause Preview to print a PDF file over and over again if you selected the file in the Finder and chose Print from the File menu.

  • Changed the rebound feature so that filenames with a ':' character are recognized correctly in Cocoa applications.

  • Corrected a problem that would result in Default Folder X not loading in multiple running applications that had the same creator signature (when running both Photoshop CS3 and CS4 at the same time, for instance).

  • Default Folder X was saving empty Finder comments, resulting in Spotlight attaching empty com.apple.metadata:kMDItemFinderComment attributes to some files. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed compatibility problems with python-based applications that use appscript.

  • Added support for 64-bit PowerPC applications to the scripting addition.

  • Corrected inconsistent rebound behavior on network server drives.

  • Updated to the most recent OpenMeta sources.

  • Fixed the Extras/DFX script so it doesn't show a busy cursor when it pops up the Default Folder X menu.

 

Version 4.2:

  • OpenMeta tags are now supported in the Spotlight window below Save As dialogs and in the Info window below Open dialogs.

  • A new AppleScript command, ClearRecentFolders, clears the list of recently used folders in the currently active folder set.

  • Better compatibility with future, as yet unreleased versions of Mac OS X.

  • If you use "Hold down the option key while choosing Open to display all files" in the Advanced settings, you will also be shown all invisible folders if you hold down the option key while selecting Save As.

  • Added a hidden option to display files as well as folders in all hierarchical menus. Option click on "Settings" to find the checkbox.

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in Spotlight comments not being saved when doing a Save As and overwriting an existing file (this affected Acrobat Pro 9 as well as other applications).

  • Worked around a bug in the Mac OS 10.4 Finder which would cause Default Folder X's Finder window list to show no windows if the Finder is hidden.

  • Corrected a bug that caused Default Folder X to print warning messages in the console like " ** No alias data for item 0 (folder name) **" when there was a Smart Folder open in the Finder.

  • Fixed problems with the rebound feature in Cocoa apps and very old Carbon apps.

  • Added a workaround so Default Folder X appears in MacTheRipper.

 

Version 4.1.1:

  • Corrected a problem in the DFFinderWindowServer that could result in it crashing when you logged out or restarted your Mac.

  • Changed Default Folder X so it only sets the label on a new file if the label is being set to something other than <none>. This prevents a conflict with Hazel in which Default Folder X would change a file's label back to <none> after Hazel changed it.

  • Partially worked around an AppleScript bug in Firefox. This bug prevents other applications from getting the URL of the current page from Firefox when Default Folder X is running, meaning that applications like LittleSnapper and EagleFiler cannot take snapshots of web pages. If you still encounter this problem after updating to Default Folder X 4.1.1, try quitting and relaunching Firefox or add Firefox to Default Folder X's exception list in the Advanced tab of its preferences.

  • Increased the number of Spotlight terms that Default Folder X remembers for its autocompletion feature.

  • Eliminated repeated error messages in the Console about Finder queries failing.

  • Updated the About box in the Default Folder X background application.

 

Version 4.1:

  • Default Folder X's toolbar appears almost instantaneously next to Open and Save dialogs, eliminating the lag that used to occur.

  • The preview window allows you to play audio files.

  • Open Office 3 is now fully supported.

  • Resolved problems that occurred when accessing disks which use the FAT32 format.

  • Temporary folders used by some printers are no longer included in the list of recently used folders.

 

Version 4.0.8:

  • Fixed a problem that caused database rebuilds to fail in Quickbooks Pro.

  • Corrected a problem that caused windows not to respond correctly in Bias Peak.

  • The option-arrow-key keyboard shortcut in the Recent Folders menu started on the wrong item under some conditions. This has been fixed.

  • Default Folder X's "recent folders" list now includes files dropped onto applications in the Dock.

 

Version 4.0.7:

  • Fixed Spotlight keyword saving so that it works in Word 2008 Save As dialogs.

  • Corrected a problem that caused Default Folder X to not include folders in its Recent Folders list when saving in Microsoft Word 2008.

  • Fixed the "Open in Terminal" feature so it works reliably in Leopard.

  • The exception list did not work correctly if you added an application while the "Show all file extensions" preference was turned on in the Finder. This has been fixed.

  • Setting the "click-to-copy-filenames" feature to use the control key would not work reliably because Default Folder X's contextual menu got in the way. Default Folder X will no longer display its contextual menu in this situation when you control-click on a filename in a save dialog.

  • Added the AJA Control Panel as an excluded application in Default Folder X's default preferences. It does not handle AppleScript correctly and therefore crashes when Default Folder X tries to communicate with it.

 

Version 4.0.6:

  • The default column width in column view is now set based on the width of the rightmost column of files in the last file dialog you used. So whatever size you use for the rightmost column will become the size of all columns in subsequent dialogs in that application.

  • Fixed a bug that caused Default Folder X's Option-F shortcut to be ignored in Carbon applications running on Mac OS 10.4.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause DFX to leave its preview or spotlight window onscreen after you dismiss a file dialog. This problem was observed in Kodak Preps and Web Confidential.

  • Fixed a bug that could result in DFX leaving all of its windows and controls on-screen in some apps after a file dialog is dismissed.

  • Fixed dialog resizing so that if you switch computers or monitors, file dialogs will be made smaller to fit the current screen if necessary.

  • Corrected a problem that made Default Folder X's preferences not work when moved between Intel and PPC machines.

  • Resolved a crash that occurred when popping up the DFX menu in the Dock while a shared Parallels volume was on the Desktop.

  • Eliminated the cause of a crash that occasionally occurred in Quark Xpress.

 

Version 4.0.5:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to mistakenly reactivate after a file dialog was dismissed. This problem affected Adobe Acrobat 8.

 

Version 4.0.4:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in FileBuddy and other Carbon applications when "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" was turned on.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect application behavior when a Save As dialog was cancelled with the filename edit box empty.

  • Got rid of Leopard's "You've downloaded this application from the Internet" warning by clearing the quarantine attributes when Default Folder X is installed.

  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder X to crash or enter text incorrectly when accented characters were typed in the Spotlight comment box.

  • Added a setting to make the "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature also work for Print to PDF and Export dialogs. Option-click on the Settings button, and turn on the "ExportAndPrintToDocumentFolder" checkbox.

  • The Finder label and "remember for next time" controls in the Spotlight dialog no longer overlap when a Save As dialog is very small.

  • The "Change folder set" menu now displays your folder sets as it should.

 

Version 4.0.3:

  • Found and fixed a lurking memory corruption problem that affected many Carbon applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Xpress, Filemaker, Firefox, and iTunes.

  • Added contextual menus to Open and Save dialogs. This allows you to control-click on a file or folder to rename, trash, or compress it in Save dialogs as well as Open dialogs.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause Default Folder X to use CPU time while it was sitting idle in the background.

  • Finder labels now show the names you have set in your Finder preferences, not just the default color names.

  • Default Folder X now remembers both the position and size of Open and Save dialogs because Leopard doesn't always do so reliably.

  • Hierarchical menus now show the names of aliases, rather than the names of the files or folders to which the aliases refer.

  • In order to change the sort order of the Recent Folders menu, you must now hold down the Control key instead of the Option key.

  • Fixed the "hold down the option key while choosing Open to display all files" feature so it works correctly in Cocoa applications.

  • Caps-lock prevented click-to-copy-a-filename from working in Save dialogs. This has been fixed.

  • The appearance of a button in the Spotlight comment dialog was incorrect in the German version.

  • Fixed a keyboard focus problem in Aperture 2 export dialogs.

  • Added support for MarcoPolo.

 

Version 4.0.2:

  • Default Folder X now works correctly in Word 2008, Fetch, and other Carbon applications that display sheets on windows that have toolbars.

  • Fixed a problem with the preview window disappearing in Carbon applications running under Mac OS 10.4.

  • After renaming a folder, the new folder is now always correctly selected.

  • Corrected selection and window activation problems.

  • Added a hidden setting to make Finder-click show Finder windows even when the Finder is hidden. Option-click on the Settings button to turn it on.

  • The hierarchical menu in the menu bar now shows the icon of the original file when it displays an alias.

 

Version 4.0.1:

  • Added an option to display the toolbar as a gray sidebar for those users that don't like the HUD look. You can turn this on in the "Options" tab of the preferences.

  • The preview generator has been rewritten, greatly improving performance and reliability, especially on Mac OS 10.4. Previews are also now created for many types of text files that weren't supported before on Leopard, and text, html, and rtf files now have previews under Tiger.

  • Fixed a problem with the path menu in Open and Save dialogs - in some cases, the hierarchical menus would not work. This has been fixed.

  • Copy and Paste now work in Default Folder X's Spotlight keyword windows.

  • Provided an option to turn off graphical UI effects like windows fading in and out, animated window resizing, and menus swooshing around.

  • If you drag the preview window smaller, it will stay that size when another preview is displayed. To return the behavior to the default "automatic resizing" mode, resize the preview window so its lower edge is at the bottom of your screen.

  • Greatly reduced the transparency of HUD menus when running on Tiger to increase readability.

  • Reduced the transparency of all HUD windows slightly.

  • Tooltips now work correctly in the Default Folder X toolbar.

  • The info panel now correctly shows the size of application packages and other packaged files.

  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X's hotkeys and system menu not working when Mail.app was set as a login item.

  • Fixed a bug in which dragging a file onto Mail.app in the Dock would create two messages instead of one.

  • The New Folder command now works with Japanese, accented, and other special characters in old Carbon applications.

  • The rebound feature will no longer activate if you select a file before Default Folder X rebounds to the last file you selected.

  • Rebound now correctly activates the selected file so that keyboard navigation works without requiring a click in the Open dialog.

  • Eliminated repeated warnings that say "You downloaded this application from the Internet. Are you sure you want to run it?"

  • Eliminated Console warnings when Default Folder X enhances 64-bit applications.

  • Enabled Default Folder X inside of Apple's Help Viewer.

  • Default Folder X was mistakenly moving the keyboard focus away from the filename field in Save As dialogs when the dialogs were in column view.

  • Hierarchical menus will no longer show huge icons when a custom icon for a file or folder is large.

  • The "Make Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature now works correctly with Photoshop.

  • Default Folder X now only shows Finder or Path Finder windows when the Finder or Path Finder isn't hidden.

  • Enhanced Default Folder X's "ShowMenu" AppleScript command to allow showing just one of its submenus (like recent folders).

  • Added AppleScript commands to temporarily disable and reenable Default Folder X.

  • Fixed menu fonts so that menus are always the right size when you turn on the "small menu fonts" option in the expert settings dialog.

  • Fixed support for very old Carbon applications like FileMaker Pro 5.

  • Updated the DFX AppleScript in the Extras folder to be a universal binary.

 

Version 4.0:

  • Full compatibility with Leopard, including support for 64-bit applications like Xcode.

  • A slick, HUD-style user interface for the toolbar, preview, and Spotlight windows that Default Folder X adds to enhance Open and Save dialogs.

  • A new preview window that floats below all Open dialogs. The window uses QuickLook to generate preview images, displays file information such as size, creation and modification dates, and allows you to see and change Finder labels, permissions, and other attributes.

  • Full-screen previews of files by clicking on an image in the preview window.

  • The ability to set the Finder label color for a file while you're in a file dialog.

  • A new "Reveal in Finder" command that allows you to locate the selected item in a file dialog using the Finder.

  • Saving and restoring the previous position of Open and Save dialogs - a feature that Apple removed in Leopard.

  • Up and down arrow keys in the Spotlight comment window will go through recently used keywords once you are in auto-completion mode.

  • Added support for TagBot.

  • Many under-the-hood changes have been made to work more smoothly and efficiently with Leopard.

  • Corrected the horizontal positioning of columns in column view in Carbon applications.

  • The "New Folder" command now handles Japanese and other non-Roman folder names correctly.

  • Error messages are no longer written to the console when you are running Path Finder and Default Folder X together.

  • Fixed crashes in GraphicConverter under Leopard.

  • Fixed a problem that would cause YummyFTP to crash if you clicked on the "Where:" menu in Save As dialogs.

  • Fixed a bug that would cause Default Folder X to float on top of of some QuickTime export settings dialogs. This affects Amadeus Pro, Fission, and any other Cocoa-based application that uses QuickTime exporters within its Save As dialog.

  • Hotkeys for favorites and option-arrow keys now work when you are typing into the Spotlight keyword window.

  • The Get Info window can no longer come up with its title bar hidden behind the menu bar.

  • If the Default Folder X toolbar is off the right side of the screen, it will now be put on the left side of the file dialog instead.

  • Turning on "Create aliases" in the Advanced settings will initially cause Default Folder X to merge any existing aliases with its preferences, ensuring that you don't lose any Favorites you've already set up.

  • The control-up/down arrow shortcut for switching between Finder windows conflicts with the standard hotkeys for Spaces in Leopard. Default Folder X now uses option-shift-up/down arrow instead.

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in Spotlight comments not being saved when using a Save As dialog in a Carbon application under Leopard to replace an existing file.

  • Changed the Spotlight recent comment menu to remember the same number of items that the recent folder menu does. It previously just remembered the 10 most recently saved comments.

  • Mail.app no longer creates two messages instead of one when a file is dragged onto its icon in the Dock.

  • Modified the startup and patching procedures so that they don't bog down the system when other applications don't respond immediately or when Default Folder X doesn't have permission to talk to them (such as backup or utility programs that run with root privileges).

  • When running on a non-English system or displaying items on a file server, Default Folder X now sorts its hierarchical menus alphabetically rather than relying on the system to return items in the right order (which it didn't for localized application and folder names, and for files and folders on Windows NT / XP file servers).

  • The installer no longer asks for your administrator password to delete old copies of Default Folder X when you install for all users.

  • Keyboard handling and autocompletion are automatically disabled in the Spotlight comment window if Japanese is the current language. This avoids problems with the Kotoeri input method.

  • Renaming the active folder set in the preference pane now works correctly.

 

Version 3.0.6:

  • Fixed crashes that could occur during the entry of Spotlight keywords.

  • Spotlight keyword completion now preserves the case of the letters you type, rather than making the case match that of the last matching keyword you entered.

  • Worked around a bug which would disable Japanese Kotoeri input in the Spotlight keyword dialog.

  • Corrected a problem that caused some messages to display in English instead of Japanese on Japanese systems.

  • A conflict with Menufela has been resolved. Default Folder X's toolbar and Spotlight keyword window now display correctly even when Menufela is hiding the menu bar.

  • Nothing in the Default Folder X "Extras" folder has changed since the last release.

 

Version 3.0.5:

  • Spotlight keywords now auto-complete as you type.

  • Default Folder X is compatible with the latest Mac OS 10.5 Leopard seed.

  • Modal dialogs and alerts displayed by Default Folder X could interfere with the password prompt when waking a computer from sleep. This has been fixed.

  • Rebound behavior is now more consistent between Cocoa and Carbon applications.

  • Corrected a problem with iDVD 6 not being able to find its theme templates.

  • A hidden option is available to disable the "Are you sure you want to quit?" warning when quitting Default Folder X. Command-option-click on the Settings button to access this option.

  • Spotlight comments are read and written correctly for files on server disks that have the same name as a local disk.

  • Filenames longer than 255 characters in a Save As dialog could cause Default Folder X to crash. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Finder to crash when using the Move Items X contextual menu plugin.

  • Default Folder X now ignores the Caps Lock key when looking for the option-arrow-up/down key combination.

  • Added a hidden option to disable the gradual fade in/out of the spotlight comment window and Default Folder X toolbar. Command-option-click on the Settings button to access this option.

  • Fixed a problem that could result in Default Folder X not working with some language systems, including Hebrew.

  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when using the Default Folder X Get Info window in Cocoa applications.

  • Fixed a problem that could increase processor load when Default Folder X had been running a long time.

 

Version 3.0.4:

  • Unmodified function keys could not be used as hotkeys. This has been fixed.

  • The Default Folder X toolbar now hides while you resize a file dialog.

  • Toolbar hiding/showing now works correctly when the Finder Click feature is turned off.

  • Default Folder X now correctly remembers the folder that contains an item after it is opened by spotlight.

  • Fixed a bug where Fetch would display an error message when you click on the path menu

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Dock to crash under Mac OS 10.3.9.

  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder to be inaccessible to non-admin users running Panther.

  • Spotlight comments could not be saved in Cocoa applications when a file had a name that contained the '/' character. This has been fixed.

  • Folder sync (in the advanced preferences) is now turned off by default.

Version 3.0.3:

  • Compatible with pre-release versions of Mac OS 10.5 ("Leopard").

  • Displaying the parent folders at the bottom of hierarchical menus is now an option in the settings.

  • Added an option in the Spotlight comment box in Save As dialogs to re-use the same comment on subsequent saves.

  • Default Folder X can skip the "are you sure?" warnings if you hold down the option key while using the "Move To Trash" command. There is now a switch in the Advanced tab of the settings to turn this feature on and off.

  • Added an option to disable previews in Open dialogs. Command-option-click on the Settings button in the Default Folder X preference pane to turn it on.

  • Added fade-in effect for the toolbar and Spotlight comment windows. Fading is only used if your Mac supports Quartz Extreme.

  • The toolbar now hides itself when an Open or Save dialog is dragged, so it no longer looks like it's "chasing" the dialog.

  • Spotlight comments added to new files are appended to existing comments rather than replacing them. This preserves URLs and other information that an application may automatically add to new files itself.

  • You can now add multiple folders at once when adding Favorites in System Preferences.

  • Improved stability and speed in Carbon applications.

  • Fixed a problem that could cause Default Folder X to hang while it was building a hierarchical menu for a folder that contained a damaged alias.

  • Corrected a bug that would cause a beep and an error message in some applications when the "current document folder" option was enabled.

  • Worked around an issue in WriteRoom, Mori, and other Cocoa applications that include incorrect AppleScript scripting dictionaries.

  • Finder windows containing search results are not clickable, since the files shown in the window don't all have same location.

  • Corrected a bug that sometimes made it impossible to turn off the graying out of background windows.

  • The Finder Click feature now correctly highlights the title bar of a document window when a Save As sheet rolls down from it.

  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect graying out of Save As dialogs in Fetch and Mailsmith.

  • Corrected some details in the Rebound function so that importing EPS images in Microsoft Word no longer bounces back and forth between two images.

  • Fixed a problem with iMovie HD opening two projects when you double-click on one.

  • Error messages in the console saying "SetFinderComment failed with error -43" have been eliminated.

  • Eliminated a rare crash that occurred when clicking on the path menu in Carbon applications.

  • Fixed a problem that resulted in Default Folder X not being able to switch to some folders in Open and Save dialogs.

  • Fixed problems which resulted in rebound occasionally not working the first time a folder is displayed in the file dialog.

  • Corrected a bug that caused hotkeys for Favorites to get scrambled when opening a Default Folder X preference file from a PowerPC machine on an Intel-powered Macintosh.

  • Found and fixed a memory leak that would cause DFX to use excessive amounts of memory after it had been running for a long time.

  • Found and fixed a bug that could result in crashes in Adobe CS2 applications, corruption of preference files, and general instability, especially on Intel-based Macs.

Version 3.0.2:

  • Corrected a bug in which command keys and hotkeys in Open and Save dialogs would not work within PowerPC applications running on Intel-based Macintoshes.

Version 3.0.1:

  • A bug that caused crashes in Carbon applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, GraphicConverter, and others has been fixed. This crash occurred on dual- and quad-processor PowerMacs when opening files in folders that contained many items (usually more than 1000).

  • Fixed the modifier key settings for Finder-click. They were not working in 3.0.

  • You can now drag the parent window of a Save As sheet to move the Save dialog.

  • Fixed a bug that would cause error messages to appear in the console when the Spotlight comment window was hidden.

  • Temporary folders with names like "Print.1423.1" are no longer added to the Recent Folders menu.

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Finder to crash when creating a folder using the MoveItemsX contextual menu.

  • Corrected Spotlight comment handling so it works correctly with accented and non-Roman characters in file and folder names.

  • Default Folder X will now correctly read registration information out of a preference file in /Library/Preferences/.

  • Added the expert option "ReboundWhenChoosingFolders" to do rebound even when an application allows you to choose folders. This benefits users of Fetch, in particular. Option-click on the Settings button to access the option.

  • Text now wraps correctly in the spotlight comment window.

  • An expert option is available to reduce the font size in Default Folder X's menus. Option-click on the Settings button to access it.

  • When you turn off gray window outlines in the Open & Save tab of the settings, the gray-desktop effect is now also turned off.

  • Eliminated "NSAutoreleaseNoPool" warnings in Terminal when running a Python script.

  • Default Folder X now supports versions of Mac OS 10.3 prior to 10.3.9.

Version 3.0:

  • Default Folder X is now a Universal Binary supporting both Intel and PowerPC based Macintoshes.

  • You can add Spotlight comments to a file while saving it in a Save dialog, rather than having to wait and switch to the Finder to add comments afterwards.

  • Default Folder X's Get Info window now allows you to edit Spotlight comments within Open and Save dialogs.

  • Two additional AppleScript commands, SetDefaultFolder and GetDefaultFolder, have been added to Default Folder X. With them, you can programatically control the initial folder shown in the Open and Save dialogs of any application.

  • "Upside-down path" menus are now at the bottom of all hierarchical menus. They let you go up to the enclosing folders of a folder while traversing the file system hierarchy, as well as easily see where a folder is on your hard disk.

  • You can create .zip archives from within Open and Save dialogs.

  • The width of the Name and Date columns are now remembererd in the list view of Open and Save dialogs. Without this fix, a bug in Mac OS X causes them to reset themselves every time you use a new Open or Save dialog in a Carbon application.

  • The "Finder-click" feature has been enhanced to catch clicks on the Desktop. If there is no Finder window where you click, Default Folder X will switch the file dialog listing to show the Desktop instead. This option is on by default, but can be turned off in Default Folder X's preferences.

  • Default Folder X now works correctly in Adobe Illustrator 10.

  • Graphic effects have been improved and are more intelligent. If Quartz Extreme is not available, the "fade in" of the Finder-click shadows will be disabled.

  • Finder-click shadows no longer appear and disappear as you press the command, option, or shift keys. In order to switch away from an application while leaving its file dialog on-screen, use the Dock or command-tab.

  • Apple Pro applications now show a hierarchical path menu at the top of Open and Save dialogs as they should when Default Folder X is running.

  • Corrected a bug in the Rename command that would not allow renaming a file by only changing case.

  • Corrected errors that could cause Default Folder X to use a lot of CPU time when trying to connect to applications after they first launch.

  • Numerous performance issues and bugs have been addressed.

  • Nothing in the Default Folder X "Extras" folder has changed since the last release.

Version 2.0.4:

  • Reintroduced the "Save dialogs automatically default to the current document's folder" feature with modifications to handle Microsoft Word's temporary files. To turn on this option, go to the Advanced settings pane in the Default Folder X preferences.

  • The "Click in a Finder Window" feature now correctly displays folder names in non-roman languages such as Japanese and Cyrillic.

  • Synchronizing Recent Folders and Favorites with aliases in HOME/Library/Recent Folders/ and HOME/Library/Favorites/ is now turned off by default. This improves performance significantly if you are using an iDisk or other slow file server. If you want to turn this feature back on, you can do so in the Advanced tab of the settings.

  • A number of performance improvements have been made, speeding the construction of Default Folder X's hierarchical menus, making Open and Save dialogs more responsive, and reducing or eliminating the appearance of the "spinning beachball" when accessing iDisks.

  • Choosing "make this folder the default" when an application didn't already have a default folder assigned to it would correctly create a new default folder entry for that application, but would also change the folder for the "All other applications" entry. This has been fixed.

  • OD4Contact has been added as a built-in entry in the exceptions list at the developer's request

  • A bug which caused Default Folder X to try to load its patches into an application twice has been fixed. This eliminates situations where Default Folder X was causing other applications to crash when they were launched.

  • A bug which caused Default Folder X to crash or fail to start during login has been fixed.

Version 2.0.3:

  • Resolved a bug that could cause the Finder to repeatedly crash or other Carbon applications like BBEdit to crash after installing the QuickTime 7.0.2 update.

  • Corrected a bug that prevented Default Folder X from working correctly when running under Jaguar (Mac OS 10.2).

  • Fixed a problem with the Default Folder X preference pane failing when a user's login item list was in an inconsistent state. This could result in Default Folder X's preference file becoming damaged, an inability to select Default Folder X in System Preferences, or general instability.

Version 2.0.2:

  • Added support for QuicKeys, Trans Lucy, and iClock.

  • Corrected a bug in which Default Folder X would delete aliases to application packages in the Favorites folder.

  • Fixed a problem that could cause applications to occasionally hang when launched (endless spinning beachball).

  • If an Open dialog is being used to select a folder, Default Folder X will not try to rebound, since that might select a folder within that folder.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause Safari, System Preferences, and other Cocoa applications to crash after applying updates to Mac OS 10.4.

  • Fixed a problem with the display of long menus that could cause Default Folder X to quit unexpectedly.

  • Corrected errors in the feature that synchronizes Default Folder X's preferences with the Recent Folders and Favorites folders.

  • Typing text in the search field in the Open and Save dialogs of Cocoa applications no longer causes the path menu to overlap the search field.

  • Fixed crashes in VPN Tracker and VNCViewer.

  • Corrected problems with resolving some alias files.

Version 2.0.1:

  • Fixed a bug that caused Save As dialogs to cancel themselves when running under Mac OS 10.2.

  • The automatic document detection in Save As dialogs, which was introduced in version 2.0, was a little too efficient at jumping back to the folder containing the original file. In many cases this behavior is undesirable, like when exporting a file, saving a PDF, or when the application is prompting you to save a temporary file. The feature has been removed until we can make it more intelligent.

Version 2.0:

  • Compatible with Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger".

  • Added automated checking for updates.

  • Preference loading and saving has been revamped to reduce the incidence of corrupted preference files.

  • When you choose Save As, Default Folder X will try to determine the file associated with the frontmost window, and if it can, will make the Save dialog initially show the folder containing that file.

  • When you have Default Folder X open a folder in the Finder, you now have the option of choosing to dismiss the current Open or Save dialog and switch to the Finder immediately, or to stay in the file dialog and just have the window open in the background for later use.

  • Added cmd-, as a shortcut for opening Default Folder X's preferences from an Open or Save dialog.

  • In the previous version of Default Folder X, if you selected an alias and used "Move to Trash", it would move the original file or folder, not the alias, to the Trash. This has been fixed.

  • Default Folder X now correctly uses the localized names for standard folders such as Library, Documents, System, etc.

  • Fixed the "Open any file by holding down the option key" feature so that it works correctly in Cocoa applications.

  • Corrected a bug that would result in the Default Folder X toolbar failing to appear on occasion.

Version 1.9.7:

  • Default Folder X now remembers the sorting order in the Open and Save dialogs of Carbon applications. For example, if you sort by date in Microsoft Word's Open dialog, the next time you choose Open in Word, the list will be sorted by date rather than reverting to sort-by-name, as it normally does under Panther and Jaguar.

  • You can now use cmd-option-number shortcuts to switch between folder sets in Open and Save dialogs.

  • The Default Folder X toolbar now closes at the same time as the file dialog, rather than hanging around for a second.

  • The Move to Trash command was inadvertently removed from registered versions of Default Folder X 1.9.6. It's back again in 1.9.7.

  • Reproduced and fixed a bug that was causing aliases to be incorrectly deleted in the Recent Folders and Favorites folders.

  • Default Folder X's help now correctly opens in your default web browser, rather than in the default application for .html files.

  • Fixed a problem that resulted in a folder failing to open in the Finder when you selected an alias to an unmounted server from Default Folder X's hierarchical system menu.

  • Open and Save sheets are now correctly enhanced in FileBuddy 8.

  • The Move to Trash command now sends an AppleEvent to the Finder to throw away files and folders, rather than copying or moving the items itself. If the Path Finder is being used as a Finder replacement, the file is moved to the Trash programmatically instead.

  • The list of disks in Default Folder X's menus is now sorted alphabetically.

  • Keyboard traversal in Carbon applications now handles the right arrow key correctly in all cases.

  • Fixed a problem that caused the command key for the Open in Finder hotkey to be incorrect when Default Folder X first started up.

  • Mounting a disk can take several seconds if it involves accessing a server or iDisk to get to a favorite or recently used folder. There is now a "please wait" message displayed while this is done.

  • The title in the Default Folder X preference is now an image instead of text using the "Apple LiGothic" font. This should fix display problems on machines that don't have that font installed.

  • Click-to-copy-a-filename will no longer allow you to make filenames more than 31 characters long in old applications that don't support it.

  • Folder synchronization can now be turned off entirely by option-clicking on the Settings button in the Default Folder X preference pane.

Version 1.9.6:

  • Dragging a file onto the Default Folder X icon in the Dock now invokes Default Folder X's Get Info command.

  • Selecting a file from Default Folder X's menu in the menubar opens it in Mac OS 10.3.5, rather than just showing it in the Finder.

  • The Finder-Click feature no longer interferes with clicking in options and settings dialogs that pop up on top of a Save dialog.

  • The display of folders in Open and Save dialogs is much faster in Carbon applications, especially when the folders contain large numbers of files.

  • When you use the Move to Trash command on an alias, the alias, not the original file, is moved to the Trash.

  • Default Folder X no longer makes QuickTime Player's Open dialogs slower than they already are.

  • Synchronization of your Favorites folder with Default Folder X's preferences has been made smarter. It will no longer create multiple copies of an alias in the Favorites folder when it can't find the original item (this caused severe slow-downs on some users' machines).

  • The preference pane no longer interprets the caps lock key as the shift key when setting hotkeys.

  • When running under Jaguar, typing a file or folder name now correctly scrolls to that item when rebound is turned on.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Default Folder X from enhancing the "Save as PDF" dialog when printing within Cocoa applications.

  • Corrected a problem that disabled Default Folder X's AppleScript support under Panther.

  • Corrected the server icons in the Computer submenu of Default Folder X's Dock menu.

  • Worked around errors in Syncrosoft License Manager that caused it to crash when Default Folder X was enabled.

  • Greatly enhanced the catching of corrupted preference data and reduced chances of data corruption affecting other applications.

  • Corrected a bug in the Japanese version that prevented hierarchical menus from functioning correctly.

  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur during the startup of applications.

Version 1.9.5:

  • Default Folder X now maintains a "Recent Folders" folder within your Library folder. This allows you to add a complete list of recently used folders to FruitMenu, MaxMenus, DragThing, the Dock, or any other application that can show a folder full of aliases.

  • The speed with which an Open or Save dialog comes up on the screen in Carbon applications has been greatly increased. Switching between folders in an Open or Save dialog is also significantly faster.

  • The Preferences command will now look for the Default Folder X preference pane in the Network domain as well as the user and local domains.

  • A minor conflict with SpellCatcher X has been fixed.

  • Rebounding to the last selected file now works correctly in Open dialogs in Adobe Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS, even when the folder shown in the file dialog has a large number of files.

Version 1.9.4:

  • Fix appearance and behavior of the path menu in Apple's Pro apps.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause Default Folder X to crash after the system menu displayed a hierarchical menu that was longer than the screen.

  • Fixed rebound so it works on non-roman systems.

  • Disk icons were not correctly displayed when hierarchical menus were turned off. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to repeatedly create new aliases in the Favorites folder for folders it couldn't find.

  • The file list now scrolls correctly when rebounding in list view.

  • Corrected a problem which caused the system-wide menu to stop responding if you control-clicked on it.

  • Improve detection of corrupted preference data.

  • Added new SwitchToSet AppleScript command.

  • Add a new option to always open and save to the same folder.

  • Click-to-copy didn't work when control key was the only modifier.

  • Click-to-copy didn't work with right button in Cocoa apps.

  • Click-to-copy didn't always copy the correct filename in Jaguar.

  • Corrected broken click-to-copy behavior when using some ShapeShifter themes.

  • "Open in Finder" no longer switches from a file dialog to the Finder automatically.

  • A change in Panther caused Default Folder X to delete aliases pointing to unmounted SMB servers. This has been fixed.

  • Changed "make this folder the default" to set the default folder only for the current application, even if that application was using the "all other applications" setting before.

Version 1.9.3:

  • You can now turn off click-to-copy in Panther's Save dialogs. You can also make click-to-copy require modifier keys so it doesn't change the filename in Save dialogs when you just click on a grayed out filename by accident.

  • Greatly increased the performance of Default Folder X's hierarchical menus. Building of submenus is now much more intelligent so selection will not get "stuck" while building menus for folders that contain many items or that reside on slow servers.

  • Corrected a bug in which Favorites with a '-' at the beginning of their names added separators to the menu rather than usable menu items if Default Folder X's hierarchical menus were turned off.

  • Fixed menu highlighting color in the Default Folder X menu bar menu so it respects the Graphite appearance.

  • Fixed reliability problems in Adobe InDesign.

  • Worked around a bug in Adobe Photoshop CS that could cause it to crash when Default Folder X was running under Mac OS 10.2 with Talking Alerts turned on in the system's Speech preferences.

  • Fixed a bug that caused the path menus in Open and Save dialogs to be disabled in Fireworks MX 2004.

  • Resolved a bug that caused PowerPoint to complain that it was "having problems with getting input from the user."

  • Added cmd-U and cmd-opt-A as shortcuts in the Favorites menu in the Japanese version.

  • Corrected the registration code check so it ignores trailing tabs and carriage returns.

  • Fixed DFX icon so it's silver to match Panther's Finder toolbar icons.

Version 1.9.2:

  • Added a new "DFX" script that can pop up Default Folder X's menu from the Finder toolbar. See the "Extras" folder for details.

  • The Home and Desktop menu items in the Computer submenu are now hierarchical.

  • Improved performance when building hierarchical menus.

  • Aliases in the Favorites folder that pointed to unmounted disks crashed Default Folder X. This has been fixed.

  • Corrected a problem that caused Save As dialogs to crash in OmniGroup applications (OmniWeb, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner) and in the Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane.

  • Hierarchical menus now list the "display names" of files, rather than their true names, so files with hidden extensions (including ".app") will no longer have extensions in Default Folder X's menus.

  • Keyboard navigation, including the right arrow key, has been fixed in Carbon applications.

  • Hierarchical menus did not appear in the path menu of Save dialogs when the file listing was "rolled up". This has been fixed.

  • Rebound was not working correctly in some Cocoa file dialogs.

  • Worked around a bug in the Panther Finder, which reports that it has no windows open whenever it is hidden. The Finder Windows menu should now list the correct windows even when you hide the Finder.

  • Fixed a problem that could make Default Folder X fail to enhance some Cocoa applications.

  • Using Default Folder X's "Move to Trash" command on a disk now ejects the disk.

  • Fixed a code loading error that could cause some Carbon applications to crash.

  • When hierarchical menus were enabled, the root Home and Desktop menu items did not work.

  • When hierarchical menus were disabled, the path menu in Cocoa apps was disabled.

  • The Finder-click feature incorrectly "saw" windows that were minimized in the Dock.

  • Changed the command key that switches to the default folder back to cmd-U

  • Icons are now properly displayed in the Default Folder X toolbar when Default Folder X has been installed in a folder to which the user does not have write-access.

  • Default Folder X no longer shows volumes with zero size in its menus.

  • Removed the Computer->Computer menu item. There was no point in using this when your disks were listed right below the "Computer" menu item anyway.

  • The items in the Utility menu in Default Folder X's toolbar now update correctly when you switch to the Desktop.

  • For performance reasons, Default Folder X no longer shows icons in its hierarchical menus when displaying files on a server.

  • Reduced the size of the Default Folder X system menu icon slightly to fit better with Apple's menus.

Version 1.9.1:

  • Corrected a bug that caused submenus in the system menu to all contain "*" when running under Jaguar.

Version 1.9:

  • Fully compatible with Mac OS 10.3 "Panther".

  • Added an option to place a system-wide menu on the right side of the menu bar, providing access to both files and folders. Existing users must turn this on in the settings.

  • Menus in file dialogs and the system menu can now be hierarchical. Turn on the checkbox in the Menus tab of the Default Folder X settings in System Preferences to enable this.

  • Default Folder X now remembers all recently used folders: those that contain files double-clicked in the Finder or launched by another application and those that are visited in Open and Save dialogs.

  • Default Folder X 1.9 now requires Mac OS 10.2 or later.

  • Moving files to the trash works correctly on file server volumes.

  • Default Folder X will no longer generate a "Duplicate Hotkey" message when a Favorite has no key assigned to it.

  • Option up/down arrow now works in Open and Save dialogs when Caps Lock is on.

  • Fixed the appearance of the path menu in Apple's "Pro" apps (iDVD Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc).

  • Eliminated a problem that could cause System Preferences to hang when exiting the Default Folder X preference pane.

Version 1.8:

  • You can now click on greyed-out filenames in Save dialogs to copy the name of an existing file.

  • Hotkeys for Favorite folders can now be used within any application, not just when you are using the Finder.

  • You can now set a single default folder for all applications.

  • Default Folder X can now be configured to switch to a default folder every time a file dialog is used.

  • The Get Info command within the Default Folder X application itself (available when Default Folder X is displayed in the Dock) now allows selection of files and folders that are invisible or lie within packages.

  • Command-U and command-A have been added as keyboard equivalents for the default and application folders, respectively.

  • Speed has been increased significantly in Carbon apps when displaying folders containing lots of files.

  • If there are two Finder windows with the same name, the Finder Window menu will also show the name of their parent folders to disambiguate them.

  • When opening windows in the Finder, Default Folder X would sometimes start up another copy of the Finder. This has been fixed.

  • Fixed problems with Cocoa Open and Save dialogs sometimes failing to respond to keyboard input.

  • Added special "ExcludedApplicationFolders" setting to exclude all apps within certain directories. You must turn off Default Folder X and edit the com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX.plist file in order to modify this setting.

  • You can now set multiple modifier keys for the Finder-click feature, but can no longer use the option key because doing so interacts badly with OS X's built-in process switching.

  • Cmd-option-F now works correctly in Cocoa file dialogs.

  • Fixed a bug in the Default Folder X preference pane that could cause hangs when the selected favorite folder wasn't available.

  • A memory corruption bug was identified and fixed, improving reliability in Carbon applications.

  • Corrected a significant memory corruption bug that could cause some applications to crash.

  • Improved the display of command keys in preference pane.

Version 1.7.1:

  • Corrected a bug that could cause significant slow-downs in Open and Save dialogs.

  • Hotkeys without modifiers (shift, control, option, etc) now work in the Finder.

  • Names of folders containing 16-bit characters are now properly displayed by the "Finder Click" feature on Japanese systems.

  • The exception list in Default Folder X's settings did not display the list of applications properly. This has been fixed.

  • The Cmd-Option-F keyboard shortcut now works correctly in Open and Save dialogs.

  • The German version of the preference pane now lets you change the position of the Default Folder X toolbar.

  • Fixed a problem in the installer that could cause it to quit after clicking on the "Continue" button.

Version 1.7:

  • Hotkeys for Favorite folders can now be used in the Finder, not just in Open and Save dialogs.

  • Recent folders can now be sorted alphabetically as well as chronologically.

  • The "click in a Finder window" feature can now be set up to function only when a modifier key is held down.

  • Selecting folders from Default Folder X's menus can now optionally go to that directory in a Terminal window.

  • The Get Info command can now use FileBuddy as well as Super Get Info, XRay and FileExaminer for expanded Get Info capabilities .

  • Added modifier keys to temporarily change the sorting of folders in the menus. The Option key toggles between alphabetical and chronological sorting of the Recent folders. The Shift key reverses the sort order in both the Recent and Favorite folder menus.

  • Folders can now be deleted from the menus by holding down the delete or backspace key and selecting them.

  • The installer can now install Default Folder X in /Library/PreferencePanes so it is available to all users.

  • Fixed horizontal scrolling problems in file dialogs when viewing networked drives.

  • Fixed a crashes in MT-Newswatcher and Meshwork whenever Default Folder X brought up a dialog.

  • Fixed a hang that occurred when saving in StageTools MovingPicture.

  • There is no longer a single black pixel displayed above the Default Folder X toolbar on the side of Open and Save dialogs.

  • The registration reminders have been made a bit less persistent.

Version 1.6.7:

  • Default Folder X is now localized for German-speaking users, thanks to Eberhard Woentz.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause Default Folder X to hang if Path Finder was used as a complete replacement for the Finder, or if a version of Path Finder earlier than 2.1.0 was running.

  • Creating two folder sets with the same name would cause Default Folder X to crash. This has been fixed.

  • Eliminated a crash that occurred when using the Rename command.

  • Increased the maximum number of recent folders to 100.

  • Fixed keyboard traversal at the top level of disks.

Version 1.6.6:

  • Added integration with Path Finder 2.1. Default Folder X will treat Path Finder windows the same way it does Finder windows, allowing you to click on them to switch file dialogs to show their contents. For more information on Path Finder, see <http://www.cocoatech.com/>.

  • Keyboard traversal no longer hops around when you use the arrow keys to scroll through items in a column.

  • Keyboard focus in Cocoa save dialogs no longer switches from the filename box to the file listing automatically.

  • Re-selection of a file or folder after using the Rename and Get Info commands didn't work correctly. This has been fixed.

  • If rebound is turned off, Default Folder X now lets Mac OS X handle keyboard navigation.

  • Resolved a problem that could cause crashes in save dialogs in AlphaTk and CopyPaste.

  • Default Folder X's Dock menu is now turned on by default.

Version 1.6.5:

  • Fixed a conflict with Suitcase 10 that could cause very slow startup if both Suitcase and Default Folder X were launched at login.

  • Added a Get Info command to the Default Folder X application and Dock menus.

  • Default Folder X now correctly autoscrolls to the selection when a file dialog first opens.

  • Holding down the option key will skip the "are you sure?" dialog when moving an item to the Trash.

  • Rebound now works more consistently by remembering more information.

  • Rebound now activates in Cocoa applications when the dialog first opens and when locations are selected from Default Folder X's menus.

  • Fixed incorrect On/Off button states when Default Folder X was turned off while the preference pane was open.

  • Corrected a rare communication error that could result in Default Folder X getting out of sync with the current file dialog.

  • Finder window tracking used to get confused by windows that were opened by clicking on an alias. This is now fixed.

  • Cocoa applications lost keyboard focus after Default Folder X displayed a dialog, forcing you to click before arrow keys would work again. This is now fixed.

  • Improved startup speed.

Version 1.6.4:

  • Default Folder X can now be configured to display a menu in the Dock so that you can easily access folders and disks anywhere.

  • A preference has been added to allow you to exclude Default Folder X from particular applications.

  • Default Folder X now works in Java applications.

  • Performance has been improved.

  • Reliability problems have been resolved with Synchronize X, Script Editor, QuickTime Player, and Office X.

  • Conflicts have been fixed with BBEdit 7, MacSQL, AppleScript's "choose file name" command, and Toast's VCD Export plugin for iMovie.

  • The Default Folder X toolbar no longer flickers or hides itself when using system menus.

  • The Get Info window can no longer be closed using the close button in its title bar.

  • A bug has been fixed that could cause the Finder to repeatedly crash and relaunch.

  • Improved cooperation with AliasMenu.

Version 1.6.3:

  • Fixed an intermittent crash that occurred during application launch.

  • Corrected an intermittent bug that could cause System Preferences to lock up when switching away from the Default Folder X preferences.

  • Fixed the "Finder-click" feature so that the placement of Finder window "shadows" is correct when running on Jaguar.

  • Help tags no longer get "stuck" on-screen.

  • The Default Folder X toolbar no longer disappears when you hit the return key in an Open dialog in a Cocoa application.

  • Default Folder X dialogs (New Folder, Get Info, etc.) no longer prevent access to the language menu.

  • The contents of folders are now initially shown in the rightmost column of file dialogs in Cocoa applications, even when only 2 columns are showing.

  • Default Folder X is now localized for Japanese, French and English users.

Version 1.6.2:

  • Fixed a single bug that caused Default Folder X not to appear in the file dialogs of Cocoa applications running under Mac OS 10.1.x.

Version 1.6.1:

  • Default Folder X would fail to display its toolbar in some Open and Save dialogs. This is now fixed.

  • Print Center 2, QuicKeys, and Project Builder no longer crash when Default Folder X is running.

  • Compatibility problems with DragStrip and MT-NewsWatcher have been corrected.

  • System Preferences no longer hangs or crashes when selecting or deselecting the Default Folder X preference pane.

  • File dialogs occasionally remained disabled after using Default Folder X's Get Info, Rename, or New Folder commands. This has been fixed.

  • The "Click on a Finder Window" feature no longer interferes with menus popped up in Save As dialogs.

  • Corrected a rare problem that could cause Default Folder X to crash when a file dialog was closed.

  • Refresh problems that caused file listings to flicker in Mac OS 10.2 have been fixed.

  • Several minor Mac OS 10.2-specific problems have been corrected.

  • Default Folder X now uses less processor time.

Version 1.6:

  • Clicking on a Finder window will display the contents of that window in the file dialog.

  • Default Folder X works correctly in the pre-release version of Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar build 6C115).

  • When you select a Favorite or Recent folder that is on a server, Default Folder X will automatically connect to the server if necessary.

  • Added a "Forget recent folders" command to clear Default Folder X's memory of recently visited folders.

  • The Get Info command can now use XRay or FileExaminer as well as Super Get Info for expanded Get Info capabilities.

  • Default Folder X now works correctly in AppleScript scripts and QuickTime import/export modules.

  • Unicode user names now appear correctly in the Get Info dialog.

  • Conflicts with Ircle and SimpleText have been resolved.

  • Corrected a problem which could cause the registration reminder to disable Save As dialogs under some circumstances.

  • Fixed crashes that could occur in Cocoa applications when the file browser lost track of the current folder.

  • Traversal of files using the keyboard now works correctly in OmniPage.

  • Default Folder X no longer becomes confused when favorite folders are located on an unmounted file server.

  • Favorites are now listed alphabetically in the Default Folder X preference pane.

Version 1.5:

  • Cocoa applications are now supported

  • Bare Bones Software's Super Get Info can be used for Default Folder X's "Get Info" command.

  • Integration with Keyboard Maestro will allow its hotkeys to switch folders in file dialogs when Keyboard Maestro 1.1 is released.

  • Default Folder X no longer creates extra aliases in the Favorites folder when a server volume can't be found.

  • Function keys that use the option key now work correctly when assigned to favorites.

  • Default Folder X's toolbar would occasionally appear or disappear when it wasn't supposed to. This has been fixed.

  • Keyboard traversal now works correctly in PageSpinner and other Carbon applications with "File Type" menus.

  • Corrected a bug that could cause some Carbon applications to crash after turning off Default Folder X.

  • Fixed a problem that caused "Move to Trash" to fail if the Trash was empty.

  • Corrected a bug that could disable keyboard input in BBEdit save dialogs.

  • Rebound no longer bounces back and forth when displaying folders over slow server connections.

  • Error handling has been improved.

Version 1.1.1:

  • Corrected a bug that could cause the Default Folder X preference pane to freeze when changing the hotkey for a Favorite folder.

  • Clicking outside the rename dialog while renaming a Folder Set could cause System Preferences to hang. This has been fixed.

  • Default Folder X has been localized for French speaking users.

Version 1.1:

  • Speed has been greatly improved.

  • Keyboard traversal works more consistently.

  • Default Folder X's rebound feature can be turned off.

  • Icons are displayed in the menus for all folders and disks.

  • The disk menu can optionally display the amount of free space on each disk.

  • Favorites are listed alphabetically in Default Folder X's menu.

  • The "Hold down the option key while choosing Open to display all files" feature is an option in the settings dialog. The default setting is off, which resolves problems experienced by Eudora users when trying to select an application to handle clicks on URLs in email messages.

  • Default Folder X would occasionally leave its buttons hanging in space after a file dialog was dismissed. This has been fixed.

  • The horizontal positioning of columns in Open and Save dialogs has been improved to be more consistent and predicatable.

  • Aliases in your Favorites folder can now have names that differ from the names of the folders they point to.

  • Default Folder X will no longer create unnecessary duplicates of aliases in your Favorites folder.

  • Default Folder X works correctly in the Finder's "select a new original for an alias" dialogs.

  • The filename edit box is now initially selected in Save dialogs.

  • Problems with keyboard traversal in BBEdit, Goldberg, and applications that open QuickTime files have been fixed.

  • Default Folder X now correctly hides its menus when you hide an application while a file dialog is open.

  • Keyboard traversal in folders containing a .hidden file has been fixed.

  • Applications that don't support opening packages are handled correctly.

  • Office X applications will no longer appear to lock up after the Default Folder X trial period has expired.

  • Turning on the "Hide" checkbox in Login Items would make Default Folder X fail to display its buttons. Default Folder X now automatically turns off the "Hide" checkbox whenever its preference pane is used.

  • All features now work correctly in Save dialogs that are initially displayed with the file list hidden.

  • If two disks have the same name, Default Folder X no longer refuses to allow you to select the second one.

  • Selection of folders using the right arrow is now reliable.

  • Problems with Save dialogs in Thoth have been fixed.

  • A crash in Tex-Edit Plus has been fixed.

  • Default Folder X is now compatible with Pando Calendar.

  • The installer now quits and restarts System Preferences during the installation process to make sure the new Default Folder X preference pane is recognized.

Version 1.0.2:

  • Version 1.0.1 mistakenly contained an expiration date. Default Folder X would refuse to run after 2/22/2002. This expiration has been removed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Default Folder will no longer deselect the file name when Save dialogs initially appear.

  • A compatibility problem that caused CopyPaste-X to crash has been eliminated.

Version 1.0.1:

  • Corrected problems in the preference handling that could cause System Preferences to crash.

Version 1.0:

  • First public release.

 

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