St. Clair Software Updates Default Folder to Version 3.1.3

(Youngstown, OH — December 18, 2001) St. Clair Software today released
version 3.1.3 of Default Folder, their popular enhancement for Open and
Save dialogs.

Default Folder 3.1.3 brings back the ability to show and hide the Finder
when file dialogs appear, as well as fixing a compatibility problem with
Eudora and minor issues with several features.

Highlights of the changes in Default Folder 3.1.3 include:

– A new option to have Default Folder show the Finder’s windows if
they’re hidden when a file dialog comes up.
– After creating a new folder from within a file dialog, the folder
is now correctly selected.
– Corrected a bug that could cause applications to crash when they
tried to display a file dialog while the option key was down.
This affected Eudora, among others.
– Errors are now correctly handled when importing folder sets and
when using the Default Folder Substitutions extension.

Additional information and download links can be found at the following URLs:

Details about Default Folder 3.1.3 (with download links):

Default Folder product page:

Direct download:

FTP link to Default Folder 3.1.3:

Default Folder 3.1.3 is a free upgrade for existing 3.x users, and for
users of version 2.x who registered after January 31, 1998. There is a $15
upgrade fee for users who purchased Default Folder before that date.


Default Folder is a Mac OS 9 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 9.2.2 and the Classic environment of OS X (an OS X-native
version of Default Folder is also under development). Default Folder is
distributed as shareware, requiring a $25 registration fee for use beyond a
free 30 day trial period.

Further information about Default Folder can be found at:


St. Clair Software, based in New Springfield, OH, is a privately held
company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software
solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be
contacted at: St. Clair Software, 1636 E. Garfield Road, New Springfield,
OH 44443-9701, USA;;; fax: 330-549-3495.