Archive for February, 2012

Default Folder X 4.4.9 – Add Favorites using Finder contextual menus

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Default Folder X 4.4.9 is available, providing a couple of new features and an important bug-fix as well.

First the unpleasant stuff: A bug in previous versions of Default Folder X could cause crashes in other applications if they asked OS X to open an http URL using particular APIs. This caused Karelia’s Sandvox to crash, among others. This is fixed in version 4.4.9, so get the update – really.

On to lighter things: A nice little feature that numerous people have requested. Until now, there’s been no easy way to add a folder to your Default Folder X Favorites directly from the Finder. Now there is – a contextual menu in the Finder:

Here’s how you get it:

  1. Install version Default Folder X 4.4.9.
  2. Run  System Preferences and click on Keyboard.
  3. Select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab in your Keyboard preferences, then click on Services in the left hand list.
  4. In the right hand list, locate the Files and Folders section and find Add to Default Folder X Favorites.  Turn on the checkbox next to it.
  5. Quit  System Preferences
  6. Now, whenever you select a folder in the Finder, you can right-click (or control click) on a folder and add it to your  Default Folder X favorites.