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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

May 13, 2016

Default Folder X 5.0.4 is available!


If you already bought Version 5, this update is free.

If you are upgrading from version 4, this may be a PAID UPGRADE for you.

If you have a Default Folder X license purchased before June 1, 2015, there is a $14.95 upgrade fee for this version. If you purchased on or after June 1, 2015, your upgrade is free and your existing registration code will work in version 5.0.4.

What's new when upgrading from version 4 to version 5:

  • Fully compatible with El Capitan (with System Integrity Protection turned on or off).
  • Requires Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan).
  • Support for tabbed Finder windows in the Finder-click feature.
  • Default folders that can be applied by file extension as well as by application.
  • Hierarchical menus can now display all folders before files.
  • Tracking of recent files as well as recent folders.
  • An integrated menu in the Finder's toolbar.
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts.
  • More information displayed for selected files.
  • File / folder tagging with draggable recent tags.
  • A new drag & drop sidebar for quick access to files and folders.
  • An updated user interface for setting preferences, adding favorites and setting default folders.

If you already have version 5, here are the changes in 5.0.4:

  • You can now create a new folder set directly from the Folder Set menu.
  • The toolbar can now be aligned with the top of file dialogs as well as the middle.
  • Added an option to sort the menus for subfolders of recent folders by name instead of by date.
  • Default Folder X now supports reduced transparency when it's turned on in System Preferences.
  • When a default folder was set to be used in an application once, Default Folder X would mistakenly use it every time in some applications. This has been fixed.
  • Compatibility issues with Magnet and HyperDock have been resolved.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to use more energy than necessary.
  • Default Folder X no longer stops working if its rebound feature encounters an error.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to hide its controls when you clicked on the column headers in a file dialog.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in comments not getting saved correctly when saving files.
  • Eliminated several bugs that caused Default Folder X to crash or hang.
  • Improved reliability when running on Yosemite.

More Information

Default Folder X 5 details and screenshots

Default Folder X User's Guide

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German version of Default Folder X 5.0.4
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Danish version of Default Folder X 5.0.4
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French version of Default Folder X 5.0.4
localized by Ronald Leroux

Japanese version of Default Folder X 5.0.4
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

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System Requirements
Mac OS 10.10 through 10.11

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