Default Folder X: What's new in this release

September 19, 2018

Version 5.3 delivers full Mojave support, user interface enhancements and better tracking of recently used files.


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 was new in version 5.3

Feature enhancements:

  • Default Folder X supports macOS 10.14 Mojave.
  • You can now add separators to your Favorites menu to visually organize it.
  • Default Folder X tracks recently-opened files more intelligently, recognizing files that the system’s Recent Items list doesn’t see.
  • When showing and hiding its drawer in the Finder, Default Folder X will resize Finder windows to ensure that the drawer is visible on the screen.
  • Tooltips for items in the drawer are intelligently displayed to ensure they're on-screen.
  • iBooks, Books and Newtek LightWave are now supported.

Bug fixes:

  • Previews of items in the drag zone or drawer are now correctly sized to keep them from flickering.
  • When relaunching the Finder, the Finder would occasionally quit but not relaunch. This has been corrected.
  • Finder drawers now remain visible if you're dragging and dropping an item and the Finder auto-opens the folder to which you're dragging the item.
  • Corrected a bug that resulted in Default Folder X being slow to recognize the current folder in file dialogs set to Column View and sorted by date.
  • Default Folder X's exclusion list failed to work with Java apps and apps that could not be brought to the front. This has been fixed.
  • Eliminated a crash that could occur when opening the Preferences window.

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