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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

March 13, 2014

Default Folder X 4.6.6 delivers a number of important compatibility fixes.

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview


Default Folder X 4.6.6 puts back the Command-D shortcut to go to the Desktop and fixes issues with password prompts, incorrect file names, rebound in column view and more.

This update is FREE if you own a license for version 4. If you have an older copy of Default Folder X, there is a $14.95 upgrade fee for this version. If you need to purchase an upgrade, you can do so by clicking here.

What's new in Default Folder X 4.6.6:

  • The Command-D keyboard shortcut once again takes you to the Desktop, rather than invoking the Duplicate command.
  • Corrected an issue that could cause some applications (such as Monosnap) to save files with the wrong filename.
  • Fixed a problem where Default Folder X would try to set the tags on an item even if they hadn’t changed. This could lead OS X to ask for your password in order to change metadata when it was unnecessary.
  • Default Folder X previously didn’t use its Rebound feature in column view because it changed the way the arrow keys worked when navigating Open dialogs with the keyboard. Rebound is now enabled in column view - if the changes in keyboard behavior bother you, Option-click on the Settings button in Default Folder X and turn on the NoReboundInColumnView checkbox.
  • On some Macs, Default Folder X caused OS X to switch to the high performance GPU when showing previews of audio files in its preview window. Audio previews are now disabled by default. You can turn them back on by Option-clicking on the Settings button in Default Folder X and turning on ShowAudioPreviews.
  • The buttons in the Preview / Information / Tags window now highlight to show you which mode you’re in.
  • Eliminated warnings printed in the Console log when running on Yosemite.
  • Fixed some scrambled text in Default Folder X’s AppleScript dictionary.

Download Links

Download Default Folder X 4.6.6
(a server will be selected for you automatically)

German version of Default Folder X 4.6.6
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Japanese version of Default Folder X 4.6.6
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

Danish version of Default Folder X 4.6.6
localized by Mogens Thyregod

French version of Default Folder X 4.6.6
localized by Philippe Bonnaure and Ronald Leroux

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Useful Helper Utilities


You can tag your files in Default Folder X and then modify or search for those tags later using Spotlight or any compatible tagging application. Any of the following applications work with Default Folder X to manage your OpenMeta or Mavericks tags:

The following applications will search for, but can not modify OpenMeta tags:

Get Info

Default Folder X can use the following utilities to provide enhanced capabilities for its "Get Info" command. Check these links for more information and downloads:

Replacing the Finder

Default Folder X supports CocoaTech's Path Finder as a replacement for the Mac OS X Finder.


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Reviews and Comments
As a long-term Mac user, i have installed demo software beyond count. Yours is one of the few that I've seen the worth in investing in.
- Daniel Kennish
It's one of those programs that I wonder how I lived without for so long. Before I was constantly clicking through directories every time I wanted to open, save or attach a file. Now I do almost everything in just a few clicks.
- Ethan Annis
System Requirements
Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.6.8 or higher

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