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Default Folder X 4.4.10: Mountain Lion + performance + OpenMeta

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Version 4.4.10 of Default Folder X is now up on the site, sporting compatibility with the latest developer release of Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion). This includes being properly code signed so Mountain Lion’s new “Gatekeeper” will allow you to install it when you have the default setting of “Mac App Store and identified developers” turned on.

Other improvements include an increase in performance – two bottlenecks that were causing long pauses when refreshing file dialogs have been eliminated – and corrections for compatibility with Firefox 11 and Mathematica. Default Folder X’s OpenMeta support has also gotten some love, bringing back autocompletion of tags that you’ve entered using Leap and Yep (this was lost when Ironic Software modified them to meet Mac App Store requirements), and addressing a problem when tagging files inside of Adobe InDesign.

Round that out with some additional bug fixes and performance tweaks and you’ve got a worthwhile (and free) update. Enjoy!

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Default Folder X 4.3.6 Released!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Default Folder X 4.3.6 is finally available, delivering a whole bunch of improvements and fixes.  And yes, it finally uses Sparkle to check for updates :)

If you use Default Folder X, make sure you update to 4.3.6 – not only does it address bugs in some of its own features, but it also compensates for a lot of the quirks and not-quite-right things in Snow Leopard.

For a full listing of changes and links to download it (in various languages), check the What’s New page. If you just want to grab the update right away, use this link:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/cgi-bin/dl.cgi?DX

As always, if you encounter problems or have questions, post a comment here or send an email to us!

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Default Folder X 4.3.5 – Hot on the heels of 4.3.4

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Sigh – and I thought we had everything completely tested this time…

You can get the new release of Default Folder X from the What’s New page, or just download it using this link:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/cgi-bin/dl.cgi?DX

Version 4.3.5 of Default Folder X remedies two things:

  1. In Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and other Carbon applications, Default Folder X’s windows and controls could be left on-screen after a Save dialog went away.  This will no longer happen in 4.3.5.
  2. The latest version of OpenMeta uses a different metadata keyword for storing tags in the extended attributes of files (this was not my choice). Because of this, it needs to ‘upgrade’ any tags that you’ve already attached to your files – it searches for them with Spotlight and makes copies of them under the new names. This is necessary if you want Default Folder X (and other OpenMeta-based tagging tools) to continue reading them, but can bog down your machine if you have lots of tagged files.

    Default Folder X will normally do this upgrade automatically. It does, however, take time and resources, so DFX now contains a hidden switch that lets you turn off this upgrade process until you’re ready for it to run.  To get to it, option-click on the Settings button in the DFX preference pane.  You’ll get this window:

    Just turn on that “DisableOpenMetaUpgrade” checkbox at the bottom.  Remember that you DO need to run the OpenMeta upgrade eventually or you’ll find that old tags won’t show up when you look at them with Default Folder X (though they’re still there).

    The one situation where you might want to leave OpenMeta upgrading disabled is if you’re using MailTags to tag your email messages and won’t need to access those tags with DFX or any other OpenMeta tagging tool.

Sorry for providing another update so quickly after the last, but it was important to get these changes out, especially #1.  We don’t want you to have problems with Save dialogs!

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Default Folder X 4.3.4 Released

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I’ve fixed a number of things in version 4.3.4 of Default Folder X.  If you’re using Default Folder X, you should grab the update – it’s free, and will run more smoothly on your system.  A full list of changes is available on the release page, or you can just download the installer here:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/cgi-bin/dl.cgi?DX

Thanks to everyone for their feedback and assistance with testing!

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Default Folder X 4.2.1 Released!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It’s out!

Default Folder X 4.2.1 now lets you quickly see the contents of your files by showing you preview images in its hierarchical menus. You can visually browse through folders full of files quickly, straight from your menu bar. This release also offers additional support for Path Finder, improvements to Default Folder X’s “Rebound” feature and a bunch of compatibility fixes. Version 4.2.1 is also compatible with the latest developer release of Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard.”

Full details are on the Default Folder X Release Page.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback, bug reports and testing!

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