Default Folder X: What's new in this release

January 24, 2019

Version 5.3.4 addresses several issues that have been reported in the recently-released 5.3.3 update.


If you already bought Version 5, this update is free.

If you are upgrading from version 4, this may be a paid upgrade for you.

If you have a Default Folder X license purchased before June 1, 2015, there is a $14.95 upgrade fee for this version. If you purchased on or after June 1, 2015, your upgrade is free and your existing serial number will work in version 5.1.

What's new in version 5.3.4

  • The Finder drawer will now remember whether it was open or closed when you relaunch Default Folder X.
  • The toolbar's contextual menu will no longer pop up when using keyboard shortcuts containing the Control key.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on macOS 10.10 and 10.11 when using apps that are running in a language different from the rest of the system.
  • Corrected the drawing of drag zone icons when running with the dark bezel on pre-Mojave versions of macOS.
  • Changed the instructions for giving Default Folder X permission in Accessibility and Full Disk Access so they're less confusing.
  • Fixed a bug that could pop up the wrong set of instructions when granting Privacy permissions.

What changed recently in version 5.3.3

Feature enhancements:

  • Default Folder X's toolbar icons now have names. Turn them on and off in the Open & Save preferences or by Control-clicking in Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • Holding down the Option key while clicking "Save" will open the current folder in the Finder, giving you immediate access to a just-saved file.
  • Default Folder X's drawer below Finder windows now shows the name of each item that you've dragged into it.
  • Keyboard shortcuts can be set to quickly move to the Tags and Comments fields below file dialogs.
  • The Finder Window feature now works with the version of ForkLift that is distributed through SetApp.
  • Default Folder X needs to be added to the Full Disk Access list in System Preferences > Security & Privacy. You'll be guided through the process when you launch Default Folder X.

Bug fixes:

  • The "Hide Extension" setting in Save dialogs has been fixed so it works consistently.
  • Standard folders like Desktop and Documents are handled correctly in apps that are running in a language different from the rest of the system.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Default Folder X to miss some Path Finder and ForkLift windows when creating its list of Finder windows.
  • Fixed a problem with Default Folder X's menus only being half-filled on some occasions.
  • Eliminated a crash that could occur when Spotlight’s index is damaged.
  • Corrected user interface issues in the preference panels.
  • Fixed dark-mode compatibility with QuickTime Player.
  • Resolved a number of crashes.

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