Default Folder X: What's new in this release

March 24, 2019

Version 5.3.6 delivers fixes for problems with SteerMouse, Keyboard Maestro and macOS Spaces.


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 5.3.6

  • The Finder-click feature will now show the correct folders after you switch Spaces.
  • Fixed a conflict with SteerMouse that caused file dialogs to hang and the cursor to disappear.
  • Finder-click was mistakenly disabled if you had a Keyboard Maestro palette on-screen. This has been fixed.
  • Corrected the limits on minimum file dialog size so you can enter large sizes in the Additional Settings dialog.
  • Fixed the tabs in Preferences > Folders so that the non-active tab doesn't appear to be disabled.

What changed in the recent 5.3.5 release

  • Default Folder X works correctly in the Save dialog of Mojave's enhanced screenshot utility (Command-Shift-5).
  • You can now search folders with HoudahSpot and send results from HoudahSpot to waiting file dialogs. The latter requires the upcoming HoudahSpot 5.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the wrong file to be chosen if you selected a file from the Recent Files menu that the current application couldn't open.
  • Default Folder X will no longer hide its controls when LaunchBar's quick entry window pops up. This allows you to run AppleScripts from LaunchBar that use Default Folder X's scripting commands.
  • Clicking on the '+' icon in Default Folder X's Finder drawer now adds the currently selected item from the associated Finder or Path Finder window.
  • Fixed the popup previews in the Finder drawer so they enlarge properly and display the names of items correctly in Dark Mode.
  • Default Folder X's Finder drawer will no longer get in the way of the Finder's tagging popup.
  • Corrected interface glitches that occurred when removing items from the Finder drawer.
  • Fixed a problem with the Finder drawer hiding itself when you dragged a file in Path Finder.
  • Open and Save sheets that span the entire width of the screen will no longer cause Default Folder X to stall.
  • Default Folder X's folder switching is more reliable when used with third party keyboard and mouse drivers.
  • Fixed problems when Default Folder X is used with some third party mice that have more than 3 buttons.
  • The alert requesting permission to control the Finder is now more user-friendly.
  • Fixed a number of user-interface and VoiceOver issues.
  • Corrected compatibility issues with CopyPaste Pro.
There are two new "hidden settings". Hold down the Option key and choose Default Folder X > Preferences from the menu bar to access them.
  • The Finder-click feature can now change the view mode of a file dialog to match that of the clicked Finder window.
  • You can set a minimum width and height that Default Folder X will ensure for all file dialogs.

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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.
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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.
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