Archive for April, 2014

Using command-D to go to the Desktop

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Wow, I think I touched a nerve ūüôā

When I added the Duplicate command in Default Folder X 4.6.5, I took the opportunity to update the command keys to follow what Apple currently does in the OS X Finder. In the Finder, cmd-shift-D goes to the Desktop and cmd-D is used for the Duplicate command. Everyone will want things to be consistent between the Finder and the Open/Save dialogs, right?


We’ve gotten a lot of hate mail from Default Folder X users in the last 24 hours, asking (with various levels of politeness) why we changed their workflow. Umm – cohesiveness of user interface? OK, maybe not, then.¬†Since this change has made a lot of people angry, I‚Äôve removed cmd-D from the duplicate command and made it so both cmd-D and cmd-shift-D ¬†take you to the Desktop, and re-released¬†Default Folder X 4.6.5. To get this change, just re-download¬†Default Folder X and reinstall it.

For those of you that actually want command-D to invoke the Duplicate command like it does in the Finder, you’re going to have to suffer with a little dissonance in your user experience. Sorry about that.

Default Folder X 4.6.5 : Features and Fixes

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Default Folder X 4.6.5 is now available, giving you the ability to save a copy of a file while you’re in an Open dialog. It’s great for creating a backup copy of a document before you open it.

This update also resolves some pesky issues, the most important of which is a fix for a problem with OmniOutliner 4.¬†Default Folder X would sometimes make OO4 freeze for 2 minutes when you saved or exported a file. This version also works around a Mavericks bug that could make¬†Default Folder X’s Spotlight and Preview windows pop up in the middle of the screen instead of below the file dialog where they’re supposed to be.

There are a number of other smaller fixes and improvements as well Рyou can read about all of them and download the update from the Default Folder X Release page.