A new version of Default Folder X, 1.0.2, has been released by
St. Clair Software.
According to Jon Gotow of St. Clair, an expiration date was mistakenly left in the shipping version of Default Folder X 1.0.1. The software will refuse to run after Feb. 22 (that’s tomorrow). This expiration was used during beta testing and was inadvertently left turned on in the final software build, he said.
A new version is now available that removes the expiry. It also includes two additional fixes: improved compatibility with CopyPaste X, and a fix for incorrect selection behavior in Save dialogs.
With Default Folder, when you begin typing in the name of files and folders, they’re automatically selected in the file listing. The utility also shows you where you are. In other words, the top menu in a file dialog lists the active folder and its enclosing folders, just as it did in Mac OS 9.
Default Folder X lets you rename, delete and get information on files and folders without leaving the file dialog (a la Action Files for Mac OS 9). It “rebounds” back to the last item that you selected in a folder and the utility also opens folders for you in the Finder. When you need to do more with a file or folder, Default Folder X can tell the Finder to open the folder shown in an Open or Save dialog.
Default Folder X supports such Carbon applications such as Office X, Acrobat, Illustrator 10, Internet Explorer, Metrowerks CodeWarrior, Eudora, GraphicConverter, BBEdit, AppleWorks, Password Wallet and FileMaker Pro. Support for Cocoa applications will be added in an upcoming free update.
The US$34.95 shareware product will operate on any Mac running Mac OS X version 10.1.2 or higher. Registered Default Folder 3.x users can upgrade to Default Folder X for $19.95.