Default Folder X: What's new in this release

May 20, 2021

Version 5.5.9 improves responsiveness,
addresses issues with Finder, Path Finder and ForkLift.


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 5.5.9

  • Improved performance. Default Folder X comes up significantly faster when an Open or Save dialog opens.
  • When you pop up Default Folder X's menu using a keyboard shortcut, Finder toolbar button or AppleScript, you can now reliably use the keyboard to select an item from the menu.
  • The Finder-click feature correctly shows Finder windows with multiple tabs even when the Finder delivers incorrect information about them.
  • Selecting an application’s default folder from the Favorites menu in the menu bar correctly opens the folder in the Finder.
  • Tracking of windows open in the Finder, Path Finder and ForkLift is faster and more efficient.

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