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Viewing hidden system files usually requires Tinker Tools or viewing the file system through the Terminal, but a much easier way to browse the file system for hidden files is using OmniWeb. Simply type "/" as the url and all the files located at root will appear. You can even use OmniWeb as a file browser, albeit a limited feature file browser.
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Works, but there's quicker
Authored by: tochoa on Feb 10, '02 04:47:53PM

It's cool that you can view hidden files with omniweb, but there's a faster way. In the finder, type control-tilde. You'll get a small open dialog box. Type the path here - even hidden paths such as /usr/bin or /var will display.



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Works, but there's quicker
Authored by: somynona on Feb 10, '02 10:26:16PM

Can you elaborate on that tochoa?

You said:
"In the finder, type control-tilde. You'll get a small open dialog box."

In finder? What's tilde?



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Works, but there's quicker
Authored by: at_sym on Feb 11, '02 12:48:42AM

Actually, you want to type command (the Apple key)-tilde. The tilde is the ~ character at the top left of most keyboards.



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Works, but there's quicker
Authored by: 128K Mac on Feb 11, '02 02:43:24AM
Original post likely was a typo. at_sym is correct. Use command (apple key) tilde (~) while in Finder, then, for example, /Applications/Utilities in popup window to display all files and folders in that directory.

Control ~ gets a (useless) contextual menu pointer.

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