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February 17th, 2000

[5:00 PM] Default Folder Updated With New Features
by Staff

St. Clair Software has released an update to the excellent utility Default Folder. Default Folder offers improvements to the Mac Open & Save Dialogue box. The new release offers several enhancements. According to St. Clair Software:

St. Clair Software has updated Default Folder to version 3.0.5. This revision of their popular enhancement for Open and Save dialogs adds an additional feature to Navigation Services while refining support Mac OS 9, Mac OS 8 and System 7.

Default Folder's "click on greyed-out filenames" feature is now available in Navigation Services save dialogs, allowing users to quickly copy an existing filename instead of typing it in. Version 3.0.5 also provides additional control over Default Folder's command key shortcuts and resolves minor compatibility problems.

Highlights of the changes in Default Folder 3.0.5 include:

  • Clicking on a greyed-out filename in a Navigation Services "Save As" dialog box now copies the name into the edit field for use as the new file name.
  • Default Folder now includes a checkbox in its Command Keys preferences to turn off the cmd-number keyboard shortcuts that open favorite folders in the Finder.
  • Compatibility problems with limited user mode under Mac OS 9 and with MRJ 2.2 have been fixed.
  • Error handling and reporting has been improved.


Default Folder is a Mac OS savvy control panel that enhances Open and Save dialog boxes to make it easier for Macintosh users to manage their files. It provides many of the essential features of the commercial ACTION Files, SuperBoomerang, and Directory Assistance utilities, but distinguishes itself by not including some infrequently used extras. By doing this, Default Folder provides faster, more stable, more memory-efficient operation than competitive offerings. Default Folder is also fully compatible with both Navigation Services and "classic" Open and Save dialogs.

Default Folder will operate on any Macintosh running System 7 or higher, including Mac OS 9. It is distributed as shareware, requiring a $25 registration fee for use beyond a free 30 day trial period.

You can find more information on the product and the update at St. Clair's web site. The update is free to owners of version 3.x with other upgrade pricing available. The full version is priced at US$25.

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