Default Folder X: What's new in this release
May 27, 2022

Default Folder X 5.6.6 improves Finder-click, tracking of recent items, Path Finder & ForkLift compatibility and more


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.

What's new in version 5.6.6

  • Corrected a problem that resulted in Default Folder X not being shown in the Automation section of the macOS privacy settings when freshly installed. This prevented the Finder-click feature from working, and caused Default Folder X to complain that it didn't have proper permissions every time it was launched

What was new in version 5.6.5 two days prior

  • Files uploaded in a browser or attached to an email are now included in Default Folder X's Recent Files list.
  • Finder-click has been improved in Save As sheets on Monterey and Big Sur, providing better access to open Finder windows.
  • If the Finder is not running, Default Folder X's display and editing of Finder comments is now disabled. This prevents Default Folder X from inadvertently launching the Finder.
  • Corrected a bug that prevented items in cloud-synced folders from being ignored by the Recent Files and Recent Folders features when they should be.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Default Folder X from seeing open windows in ForkLift and Path Finder under certain circumstances.
  • The Finder's icon is correctly shown in Default Folder X's menus again.
  • Added support for several Java apps: RazorSQL, RubyMine and WebStorm.
  • Fixed a problem with correctly detecting Save As dialogs in macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • You can turn off Default Folder X's caching of tags, forcing it to query for them with Spotlight each time its Tags pane is shown. To do this, use this command in Terminal: defaults write com.stclairsoft.DefaultFolderX5 noTagCaching 1

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