Default Folder X: What's new in this release

May 16, 2019

Version 5.3.7 shows more metadata, tracks tabbed Finder windows better and fixes a number of bugs.


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 5.3.7


  • Added application version numbers and "last opened" dates to the info panel below Open dialogs.
  • Greatly improved handling of file dialogs that are as large as the screen or that lie partially off-screen.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for Favorites will remain enabled when a background-only or menu bar app pops up a window.
  • You can now create an AppleScript to specify default folders for applications on the fly. This is a 'preview feature' for version 6, so isn't in the documentation yet. Contact for more info if you're interested in using it.
  • Improved the way the toolbar handles multiple-display Macs.
  • Default Folder X is now notarized by Apple.

Bug fixes:

  • Default Folder X now responds correctly when you change the system language after it has been launched.
  • Fixed a problem with the Finder drawer hiding itself during drag-and-drop operations when the Finder's windows auto-pop to the front.
  • Worked around a Mojave Finder bug that resulted in Default Folder X not updating its list of Finder windows correctly for tabbed Finder windows.
  • Corrected a problem with the Finder drawer hiding itself during a drag-and-drop when the frontmost Finder window was near the bottom of the screen.
  • The Finder-click feature only displays windows that are visible in the current Space, but the Finder Windows menu allows you to select windows from all Spaces.
  • Finder windows are listed in the correct order when ForkLift or Path Finder are running alongside the Finder.
  • Default Folder X controls won't get in the way of LaunchBar's input window if it pops up while a file dialog is on screen.
  • Fixed a rare, intermittent crash caused by multi-threading issues.
  • Fixed a potential crash when interacting with HoudahSpot.
  • Fixed crashes in mixed-language environments.

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