St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X 4.7.1, fixing a bug in OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite that caused Carbon applications (such as Microsoft Word and Excel) to always default to using the Documents folder. The Open and Save dialog enhancement utility now keeps better track of the Finder’s windows when the Finder is hidden automatically by other utility software (if this problem persists, Option-click on Default Folder X’s Settings button and turn on the ShowHiddenFinderWindows checkbox). The release also prevents a crash that could occur after encountering an alias file that incorrectly refers to itself, ensures that folders within DEVONthink databases no longer appear in the Recent Folders menu, and enables resizing of the filename edit box in Save dialogs on 10.9 Mavericks (as well as Yosemite). ($34.95 new, $10 off for TidBITS members, free update, 11.0 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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