File Cabinet Pro Version 7.0 Adds Support for Customizing the Window’s Background in Icon View, and more

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File Cabinet Pro version 7.0 has been released for macOS.

What’s New?

-You can now set a custom background color to use for directories when they are opened in Icon view.

-You can now set a custom background image to use for directories when they are opened in Icon view.

-A new “Show View Options” menu item has been added to the context menu that appears when you right-click on the background of File Cabinet Pro’s window. When you click this menu item, a popover will appear with controls that allow you to change the view options of the directory you are currently viewing. You can also bring up this popover using the Command+J keyboard shortcut.

-You can now customize the font size used in Icon, List, and Column view from the new View Options popover. Custom font sizes set from the View Options popover are saved and restored on a per directory basis.

-The pop up buttons to set a custom font size for Icon, List, and Column view in Settings are now used as the default values for new directories that have not previously been opened in File Cabinet Pro.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot showing the View Options popover introduced in version 7.0.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot showing background color set to purple in Icon view.

File Cabinet Pro Version 6.9 Adds Support for Grouping Sorted Files

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File Cabinet Pro version 6.9 has been released for macOS.

What’s New?

-You can now have File Cabinet Pro display sorted files in groups. To use this new feature, right click in File Cabinet Pro’s window to bring up the context menu and click the “Use Groups” menu item when your files are sorted. If files are currently grouped, this menu item will have a checkmark next to it and you can click it again to turn groups off.

-Fixed issue that caused selected rows in List view to sometimes draw in the wrong color in Dark mode.

-Workaround fix to bug in macOS Mojave that prevented multiple files from being dragged in Column view.

-Other bug fixes and improvements.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot showing files organized in groups.

Quickly Save Website Shortcuts to File Cabinet Pro Starting in Version 6.8

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File Cabinet Pro version 6.8 has been released for macOS. This update adds a new Service named “Save Web Location to File Cabinet Pro.” This Service allows you to quickly save website shortcuts to File Cabinet Pro from many apps via the Services menu. Watch the demo video below to see how it works.

How to Sort Files in File Cabinet Pro

There are a few ways you can sort files in File Cabinet Pro. This brief tutorial will explain all the different ways you can change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro.

Option One: Use the Context Menu

One way to change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro is to right click on the background of the window to bring up the context menu. Then from the context menu hover your mouse over the “Sort By” menu item to open up the submenu and choose your desired sort policy.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot showing context menu exposed with Sort By submenu exposed.

Note: You can also sort in descending order using any sort policy from the context menu by holding down the Option key while the “Sort By” submenu is exposed. While the Option key is pressed down, the menu while show a downward arrow to indicate descending order.

File Cabinet Pro screenshot of the Sort By submenu in descending order.

Option Two: Use Hotkeys to Sort

You can also use hotkeys to change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro. Below you will find a list of the key combinations you can use to change the sort order:

Sort Policy Hotkey
Name Control+Command+1
Name Descending Control+Command+Option+1
Kind Control+Command+2
Kind Descending Control+Command+Option+2
Date Last Opened Control+Command+3
Date Last Opened Descending Control+Command+Option+3
Date Added Control+Command+4
Date Added Descending Control+Command+Option+4
Date Modified Control+Command+5
Date Modified Descending Control+Command+Option+5
Date Created Control+Command+8
Date Created Descending Control+Command+Option+8
File Size Control+Command+6
File Size Descending Control+Command+Option+6


Option Three: Click Column Headers in List View

Another way you can change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro is to click the column headers in list view.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot in List view with an arrow pointing to column headers.

Clicking the same column twice will toggle between ascending and descending order. You can add or remove columns in List view by right clicking the column header and selecting columns to add or remove from the context menu.

Option Four: Use the “Arrange By” Button in the Toolbar

You can also sort files using the “Arrange By” pull down button in File Cabinet Pro’s toolbar.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot arrow pointing to arrange toolbar item.

When this button’s menu is showing, you can also hold down the Option key if you wish to sort in descending order.

If you do not see the “Arrange By” button in File Cabinet Pro’s toolbar, right click on the toolbar and choose the “Customize Toolbar” menu item. Then you can add the “Arrange By” button to the toolbar (see screenshoots below).

File Cabinet Pro Mac screenshot customize toolbar menu exposed.
File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot showing toolbar customization palette with arrow pointed to Arrange By button.

File Cabinet Pro Version 6.7 Updated for macOS Mojave

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File Cabinet Pro version 6.7 has been released for macOS.

What’s New?

-File Cabinet Pro now enters Dark Mode when you turn on the System wide preference in macOS Mojave.

-On macOS Mojave File Cabinet Pro’s built-in Text Editor, Image Viewer, PDF Viewer, and Media Player now support Dark Mode.

-For users on macOS High Sierra and earlier, you can still turn on Dark Mode in File Cabinet Pro’s Settings window.

File Cabinet Pro Dark Mode screenshot on macOS Mojave displaying the Applications folder.
File Cabinet Pro Dark Mode Screenshot on macOS Mojave with context menu showing.