FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Clair Software Releases Default Folder X for Mac OS X
(Youngstown, OH — February 18, 2002) St. Clair Software is happy to
announce that Default Folder X 1.0.1 is now available. Default Folder X is
a Mac OS X system enhancement that speeds access to files and folders in
Open and Save dialogs.
“We’re thrilled to have this tool available for Mac OS X,” says Jon Gotow,
President of St. Clair Software. “While OS X provides incredible power and
functionality in most respects, many people have been struggling with Open
and Save dialogs, especially in Carbon applications. Default Folder X fixes
Default Folder makes it easier for users to manage files by adding features
and correcting flaws in the Mac OS X file dialogs. It currently supports
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 a free update.
Among the enhancements Default Folder X makes are:
1. It lets you type. When you type the names of files and folders,
they are correctly selected in the file listing.
2. It shows you where you are. The top menu in a file dialog lists
the active folder and its enclosing folders, just as it did in
Mac OS 9.
3. It gives you access to windows you have open in the Finder. A
popup menu gives you a list of all of the windows open in the
Finder. Selecting one from the menu switches the file dialog to
4. It quickly takes you to recently used and favorite folders.
You can even assign command keys to your favorites to save more
5. It lets you rename, delete, and get information on files and folders
without leaving the file dialog.
6. It “rebounds” back to the last item that you selected in a folder.
7. It opens folders for you in the Finder. When you really 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.
Additional information and download links can be found at the following URLs:
Details about Default Folder X (with download links):
Default Folder X product page:
FTP link to Default Folder X:
Default Folder X will operate on any Macintosh running Mac OS X version
10.1.2 or higher. It is distributed as shareware, requiring a $34.95
registration fee for use beyond a free 30 day trial period. Registered
Default Folder 3.x users can upgrade to Default Folder X for $19.95.
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; http://www.stclairsoft.com/;
mailto:email@example.com; fax: 330-549-3495.