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View hidden files in Firefox and Camino Web Browsers
Normally I use OnyX or Terminal to view hidden files. By accident today, I dragged a folder from the Finder onto my Firefox window, and it showed all the files in that folder (including the hidden ones). If you click on a file, it will download, or you can drag the links to an application in the Dock, etc. to open them.

For instance, I normally need to view hidden files if I need to edit a text file. You can just drag the text file straight onto a text editor like TextEdit, and it will open the file directly.

[robg adds: This also works in Camino, but not in Safari or OmniWeb. Since an application is nothing more than a fancy folder, you can also drag and drop an application into either browser's window to reveal the files in that application's bundle. This technique was mentioned back in 2002 in this hint, but since the browser landscape has changed dramatically since then (and the ability to see hidden files wasn't previously mentioned), I felt it worth publishing.]
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View hidden files in Firefox and Camino
Authored by: twisted on Nov 28, '06 09:48:33AM

to view the contents of an Application you can also right click it and click: Show Package Contents

I had a way to show hidden files in Finder too but I think I deleted the app which allowed me to do this... since it was annoying :)



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View hidden files in Firefox and Camino
Authored by: amaloney on Nov 28, '06 12:26:27PM
View hidden files in Firefox and Camino
Authored by: houplagrundle on Nov 28, '06 02:48:50PM

interestingly it can go up through the file system but can't go up to the root leve (/)



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View hidden files in Firefox and Camino
Authored by: smappler on Dec 16, '06 05:34:20AM
heres an app i found which is pretty good

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14722

called Invisibles. it shows hidden files in the finder aswell

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View hidden files in Firefox and Camino
Authored by: iM0NFiRE on Apr 17, '07 01:25:52PM

Thanks! Great tip for getting to those hidden files without having to maintain another app on my computer. I like that. Works great!



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View hidden files in Firefox and Camino
Authored by: alec kinnear on Jan 16, '08 04:46:07AM

I use Tinker Tool to turn invisibles on and off.

Actually if you are an admin/tinkerer, life is generally easier with invisibles on all the time.

But it is kind of neat to be able to browse one's own hard drive like a server. I like being able to play mp3 and preview pictures directly with the browser plugins.

Cool hint.

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