Posts Tagged ‘Default Folder X’

DFX 4.1.2d3: Better rebound and menus with files in them

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Thanks to Rick Meikle’s careful detailing of exactly what has been wrong with Default Folder X’s “rebound” feature, I’ve now rewritten the rebound code to work much better.  It’s in the latest development build of DFX, which is available here:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/download/DefaultFolderX-4.1.2d3.dmg

In addition, I’ve added a hidden option to display files as well as folders in Default Folder X’s hierarchical menus.  When you select a file, the file dialog is taken to its parent folder and the file is selected if the current application can open it.  To get to the switch to turn this on, go to Default Folder X in System Preferences and click on the “Settings…” button while holding down the Option key.  Turn on the bottom checkbox in the window that comes up – it’s labeled “AlwaysShowFilesInMenus”.

As always, your comments, feedback, and bug reports are crucial to making better software, so speak up!

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Default Folder X reviewed @ Streamlined Mind

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Hugo at Streamlined Mind has posted a nice review of Default Folder X, highlighting some of the major features and showing off DFX’s interface.

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Default Folder X 4.0.8 Released

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Default Folder X 4.0.8 was just released, delivering a few bug fixes and enhanced tracking of recent folders.  Ostensibly this fixes compatibility issues with Bias Peak and QuickBooks Pro, but may also affect other applications, so you should update even if you don’t use Peak or QuickBooks.

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Default Folder X 4.0.1 is out!

Monday, February 11th, 2008

I just posted Default Folder X version 4.0.1. Thanks to everyone that provided feedback on the functionality and the UI, tested various fixes for me, and helped sort out a few of the truly funky circumstances surrounding a couple of issues.

I’m very happy with the user interface at this point – the “old style” sidebar turned out very well (thanks for the push Warren)!  The preview generator is nice and fast, even under Tiger, and performance and reliability are solid on all machines, not just on the hopped up hardware here in the office and in the original beta group :-)

You can read the change log and download the new version on this page:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/DefaultFolderX/release.html

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More UI Choices and MUCH Faster Previews

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

OK, so there’s a (very) vocal minority that really don’t like (some have even used the word “hate”) the black HUD windows in Default Folder X 4. For you folks, here’s the solution in a pre-release build:

http://www.stclairsoft.com/download/DefaultFolderX-4.0.1d16.dmg

http://www.stclairsoft.com/download/DefaultFolderX-4.0.1b1.dmg

And a picture of what it looks like:

To get this appearance, select “Gray sidebar” in the Options tab of the preferences:

The previews are also created much faster, and with much less overhead. This is especially pronounced on Tiger, where DFX doesn’t have QuickLook at its disposal and has to generate previews with QuickTime, WebKit, and regular text rendering. If you have any performance or stability complaints about version 4.0, please grab this build, give it a try, and fire off an email if you still have issues.

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