Default Folder X: What's new in this release

April 20, 2020

Version 5.4.5 lets you sort menus on the fly, corrects performance issues and addresses several bugs.


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 5.4.5

  • To reverse the sort order of an individual menu or submenu (sort by name instead of by date or vice versa), hold down the Option key before the menu pops up.
  • Default Folder X's performance has been improved when running over a screen sharing session (like when you're connecting from home to a Mac in your office).
  • Fixed a bug that could leave items sorted in a random order in submenus that showed the contents of folders on a file server.
  • Corrected a problem with ARCHICAD (and possibly other apps) that could result in Default Folder X using excessive CPU time.
  • When there's nothing selected in an Open dialog, the Information tab won't show a size, creation date or modification date. Previously, it would show values of zero for these properties.
  • Default Folder X could get confused on Catalina if your startup disk and computer had the same name. This has been fixed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Esc key to stop working in file dialogs on rare occasions.

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