Cmd-Shift-. toggles visibility of hidden files

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  1. Analog Kid, Jan 1, 2017
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    Analog Kid macrumors 601

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    Maybe this is already broadly known, but I just discovered it and it made my life sooo much easier:

    Pressing Cmd-Shift-. toggles visibility of hidden files in finder.

    Press it once and your hidden files are visible, press it again and they go away. I have no idea how long this has existed but it is so much nicer than going to terminal and writing to the system defaults, or some of these Automator hacks.

    Actually, can someone confirm this is an OS feature and that I'm not activating an Automator script I've left laying around somewhere on my system?
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know that one. But it does indeed work.
     
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    First time seeing that! Works here, too... Good find!
     
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    That's.. a new one on me too, wonder if that's new?
     
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    Wow nice find, extremely useful, thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Was either introduced in El Capitan or Sierra. Just went to the Yosemite machine and it doesn't work there, it just makes the "Funk" sound effect.
     
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    It does not work on my 10.11.6 system, but does under 10.12.1. Presumably it was introduced in 10.12.0.
     
  12. fisherking macrumors 603

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    ah, apologies... anyway, it's a great find now...
     

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