|Default Folder X Documentation|
When you select a Favorite or Recent folder that resides on an unmounted server volume, Default Folder X may not be able to display the volume in Cocoa applications even after mounting the server. Closing and opening the file dialog again will force Navigation Services to refresh its memory and display the new disk.
Does it "patch" my system?
Default Folder X does not patch Mac OS X, but it does extend individual applications when they are launched. This means that Default Folder X loads a small piece of program code into each application's memory space (in RAM) so that it can communicate with Navigation Services, the OS X service that provides the Open and Save dialogs. Default Folder does not make any changes to your application or system files. Simply turning off Default Folder X or removing it from your system will completely remove it and all of its effects.
Default Folder X has been carefully designed and tested, but there is still a possibility that it may cause undesirable behavior or instability in an application. Fortunately, the robust design of Mac OS X isolates those effects to the application that is affected - Default Folder X cannot crash Mac OS X itself. If you do discover a problem, please notify us at email@example.com so that we can address any issues as quickly as possible.
Default Folder X was designed and written by Jon Gotow using Xcode, Interface Builder, Adobe Creative Suite, and Mindvision FileStorm. Assistance in user interface design and programming were provided by Ben Gotow. Graphics design work was done by Scott Melchionda at scoo multimedia.
Special thanks go to Ed Wynne, who I met at MacHack 2002. Without his technical expertise and code, Default Folder X would never have gotten off the ground. Additional thanks go to Jon "Wolf" Rentzsch, who assisted with the code that enables Default Folder X to load its file dialog enhancements into Cocoa and Carbon applications.
Thanks to Andy Matuschak for providing the Sparkle framework to all Mac developers. Default Folder X uses it to automatically check for, download and install updates. See http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/ for more information.
Thanks to all of the loyal Default Folder users out there, who have continued to support and encourage development throughout Default Folder's frighteningly long history. And a great big "thank you" to the dedicated beta testers who have helped bring Default Folder X to fruition.
And finally, a huge thanks to Jessica Lloyd, and my children Ben, Erica, and Andrew, without whose support none of this would have been possible.
The installer for Default Folder X was created using Wincent Colaiuta's wonderful Install product. For more information, see http://install.wincent.com/.
While St. Clair Software has made every effort to deliver a high quality product, we do not guarantee that this product is free from defects. The software is provided “as is," and you use the software at your own risk. St. Clair Software makes no warranties as to performance, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranties whether expressed or implied. No oral or written communication from or information provided by St. Clair Software shall create a warranty. Under no circumstances shall St. Clair Software be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this software, even if St. Clair Software has been advised of the possibility of such damages. These exclusions and limitations may not apply in all jurisdictions. You may have additional rights and some of these limitations may not apply to you.
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