Show Hidden Files in Mac Save Window

Jun 16, 2010 - 4 Comments

show hidden files mac

Did you know that you can quickly see all the hidden files in a directory from any Mac Save window? Just hit Command+Shift+. (yes, the period key, Command+Shift+Period) and you will toggle the display of hidden files in any Mac OS X save dialogue box. This is really useful for saving and seeing things like .htaccess files in Mac OS X. If you hit the keystroke again you will toggle the hidden files to be invisible again.

If you want a more permanent solution so that you can always see the files, check out our article to show hidden files on Mac OS, which offers a command to always see the hidden files even within the Finder.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Aaron says:

    This also seems to work from the finder menu too. (10.6.4 w/ total finder addon)

  2. doesn't work says:

    in leo 10.5.8

  3. […] Kategorier: Tips Taggar: Mac OS X, Tips Datum, Tid: 24/06 2010, 13:25 Tack ska du ha: […]

  4. […] It looks like we covered this in regards to the Save dialog last year, but yes it does work in Open and other dialogs […]

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