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Default Folder X 4.6.2

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Continuing to refine its Open and Save dialog enhancement utility, St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.6.2 with fixes for a few bugs and compatibility issues. The update corrects a timing bug that caused intermittent failures when rebounding and switching to your default folder, fixes a bug that selected a file when an app asked to choose a folder, reduces the load on the graphics processor during the app’s window animations and transitions, and fixes a compatibility issue with FileMaker Pro 13. ($34.95 new, $10 off for TidBITS members, free update, 11.2 MB, release notes)


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David Cowell  2014-01-10 15:01
There’s a bug with 4.6.2 on 10.6.8 (I know, I’ll upgrade someday). Default Folder does not recognize any open finder windows except the desktop. It remembers recent folders, but you lose the ability to mouse over a hidden window and select it.
Jon Gotow  2014-01-10 20:51
There was a problem with the initial build of v4.6.2, but that was replaced with a corrected copy shortly afterwards. If you're running Mac OS 10.6 or 10.7 and downloaded a copy of 4.6.2 early Tuesday morning, you may have gotten the bad build. Just download a new copy and install it to fix the problem.

I apologize for the goof.

- Jon Gotow (the developer of Default Folder X)
David Cowell  2014-01-13 06:30
That did the trick. Productivity will be back to normal levels today - albeit Monday morning levels, but tomorrow will be awesome.
David Cowell  2014-01-13 18:31
Thanks, again. It's so nice to have DF working again. It's been enhancing my open/save boxes since System 7, I think.