Archive for April, 2012

Default Folder X 4.4.12 : Bug fixes, a file named “/-” and other troubles

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

There’s a quick update for  Default Folder X today – version 4.4.12 fixes a nasty bug that could cause Open and Save As dialogs to hang in DVD Player, Adobe Bridge, Flash, Vector Magic and other applications. Please install the update now.

And if you’re seeing a little file named “/-” constantly appearing at the root level of your hard disk, update your copy of Default Folder X to fix that too. The problem is actually due to a bug in the “codesign” utility that’s built into Mac OS 10.7 – I submitted a bug report to Apple and they replied that they know about it and are working on a fix. In the meantime, version 4.4.11 or higher of Default Folder X avoids the bug, so once you update, you shouldn’t see that file anymore.

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Default Folder X 4.4.10: Mountain Lion + performance + OpenMeta

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Version 4.4.10 of Default Folder X is now up on the site, sporting compatibility with the latest developer release of Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion). This includes being properly code signed so Mountain Lion’s new “Gatekeeper” will allow you to install it when you have the default setting of “Mac App Store and identified developers” turned on.

Other improvements include an increase in performance – two bottlenecks that were causing long pauses when refreshing file dialogs have been eliminated – and corrections for compatibility with Firefox 11 and Mathematica. Default Folder X’s OpenMeta support has also gotten some love, bringing back autocompletion of tags that you’ve entered using Leap and Yep (this was lost when Ironic Software modified them to meet Mac App Store requirements), and addressing a problem when tagging files inside of Adobe InDesign.

Round that out with some additional bug fixes and performance tweaks and you’ve got a worthwhile (and free) update. Enjoy!

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