Default Folder X 5.0b3 is available

So there was some faulty logic in 5.0b2 that caused the shortcuts for Favorites to be pretty flaky – sorry about that. They’re fixed in b3, along with numerous other things (some of which didn’t make it into the release notes, now that I’m looking at them again). The biggest changes in b3 are internal – I spent quite a bit of time tightening up Default Folder X from top to bottom to make sure that no resources are left open, in hopes of fixing the “The application Default Folder X is not open anymore” error message that some of you have gotten. You may see that error one more time (and will have to restart to make it go away), but it shouldn’t occur when Default Folder X auto-updates in the future (from b3 to b4, for example). If it does, please let me know!

Progress has been slower than I’d like over the last few days – mostly due to the aforementioned analysis of Default Folder X’s internals – and now that’s done and the flaky shortcuts are fixed, I should be able to get back to forward progress.

As always please let me know if you encounter any issues or have any suggestions!

Oh yeah – you can get the new build with “Check for Updates” if you’ve already got b2 running on your Mac, or go to and download it from the link at the bottom of the page.

– Jon

P.S. Yes, I know that the buttons at the top of the beta page download version 4. If you’re beta testing, you should certainly be patient enough to read through the page and find the link at the bottom. Let’s just call that a first-order filter to get into the beta program 😉

8 Responses to “Default Folder X 5.0b3 is available”

  1. stargOOse says:

    Another issue. The folder-sorting of my NAS is not alphabetical. I’m not quite sure what the sorting is, but definitely not from a to z. 🙂

    • Jon says:

      Ugh – yeah, the whole non-Apple server issue. Default Folder X doesn’t do any sorting right now because _most_ foreign filesystems return their contents alphabetically anyway, but I can turn it on for network drives. It just makes building the menus slower. Sorting is already built into DFX’s menu builder anyway, but only currently used for sorting the Recent menu when you don’t want it sorted by date.

  2. Joel says:

    Dear Jon

    I see a little delay everytime I open a save or open dialog and idem when I choose to open a file… Will it be fixed or will it stay like that on 10.10.5 ?

    Thanks for your great work, I’m one of your customers for many many years ;-))


    • Jon says:

      There shouldn’t be a delay in the file dialog appearing, but there may be a delay before Default Folder X pops up around it. I’m working to reduce that, but there will always be a little bit of a lag because Default Folder X is now relying on OS X to notify it about the creation of the dialog.

  3. Michael Hayes says:

    Doesn’t seem to be working with Open and Save dialogs with Adobe Creative Suite CC 2015.

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