More UI Choices and MUCH Faster Previews

OK, so there’s a (very) vocal minority that really don’t like (some have even used the word “hate”) the black HUD windows in Default Folder X 4. For you folks, here’s the solution in a pre-release build:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/download/DefaultFolderX-4.0.1d16.dmg

http://www.stclairsoft.com/download/DefaultFolderX-4.0.1b1.dmg

And a picture of what it looks like:

To get this appearance, select “Gray sidebar” in the Options tab of the preferences:

The previews are also created much faster, and with much less overhead. This is especially pronounced on Tiger, where DFX doesn’t have QuickLook at its disposal and has to generate previews with QuickTime, WebKit, and regular text rendering. If you have any performance or stability complaints about version 4.0, please grab this build, give it a try, and fire off an email if you still have issues.

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2 Responses to “More UI Choices and MUCH Faster Previews”

  1. Eddie says:

    Hi Jon,
    Just in case I forgot to thank you for the gray sidebar option 🙂
    I love it.
    Best wishes and happy holidays.
    Eddie

  2. Jon says:

    You’re welcome Eddie 🙂 I’m glad that addressed your concerns – it does make for a good, more minimalist UI if you want to keep DFX out of the way. Oh, and please pick up a copy of version 4.1 if you haven’t already – the speed improvement is pretty amazing!

    Happy Holidays!

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