Default Folder X: What's new in this release

April 19, 2018

Version 5.2.4 delivers improved folder switching, integration with ForkLift 3, compatibility with Magnet and more.


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 serial number will work in version 5.1.

What's new in version 5.2.4

  • Fixed a bug that could stop Default Folder X from switching between folders after you used the Recent Files menu.
  • Eliminated a crash that occurred when the Finder's preference file was damaged or unreadable.

What was new in version 5.2.3

Feature enhancements:

  • Default Folder X's folder switching within file dialogs is faster and more reliable.
  • ForkLift 3 is now supported by Default Folder X's Finder-click feature. If you want to access all tabs and panes shown in a ForkLift window, Control-click on the gray overlay window displayed by Default Folder X. Default Folder X will work with ForkLift version 3.2.2 or higher.
  • The Recent Files menu will show all recent documents in applications that don't have a native document type (like Trello).
  • Default Folder X is now compatible with Magnet and BetterTouchTool.
  • You can double-click items in the Finder drawer to open them.
  • Additional AppleScript verbs give you access to recent Finder windows in scripts.
  • There is now a keyboard shortcut to take you to the folder containing the current application. Set a shortcut in Preferences > Shortcuts.
  • You can set a delay before the preview pops up for items in the Finder drawer. Hold down the Option key while selecting the Preferences menu to get to it.
  • The purchase process has been streamlined when you buy an upgrade using the "Buy" button within Default Folder X.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed user interface glitches in the Folders tab of the Default Folder X preferences window.
  • Corrected a bug that could prevent the Save button from working in Save As dialogs under certain conditions.
  • Fixed a bug in the tracking of recent folders when you open a file directly from Default Folder X's Recent Files menu.
  • Previews correctly pop up from the Recent Files menu when it is invoked using AppleScript.
  • Fixed a bug that made the path menu overlap the search field in the Finder's "Fix alias" file dialog.
  • Corrected a problem with the file dialog layout in Microsoft Excel 2011's save dialogs when running on High Sierra.
  • Eliminated a number of crashes and made Default Folder X more tolerant of transient errors in macOS.
  • Resolved a compatibility issue with Xcode 9.

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