How to enable expanded save dialog as default
There’s never been a time when I am saving a document in Mac OS X that I don’t click the expand arrow, allowing me to navigate the folder hierarchy to save files to exactly where I want them. Using the defaults command, you can set that expanded save dialog window to be the new default. Yes, you won’t have to click that expand arrow anymore – the directory structure will already be open and there for you to navigate! Check out the before and after screenshot below, and follow the easy instructions to try it out yourself…
How to Enable Expanded Save Dialog as Default
You will need to use the command line for this, so open up the Terminal and type or copy/paste the following commands.
Enable expanded save dialog
defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool TRUE
Disable expanded save dialog – revert back to Mac OS X default
defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool FALSE