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10.7: Get to your Library folder System 10.7
The default behavior of Lion is to hide your user Library folder. To get to it Option-click the Go Menu in the Finder and choose Library.

[crarko adds: OK, Apple that's kind of crazy. Holding down the Option key with the Go menu selected causes 'Library' to appear in the list. Releasing it causes it to vanish. The Library folder is the only item that has this behavior.

By the way, before submitting any more hints about ~/Library be advised that Macworld is going to publish an article with 18 different ways to view this folder. I presume the two hints published today will be among them.]
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10.7: Get to your Library folder
Authored by: Hansi on Jul 21, '11 08:26:14AM

"be advised that Macworld is going to publish an article with 18 different ways to view this folder"

Thanks, made me laugh :)



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10.7: Get to your Library folder
Authored by: jettyboy on Jul 21, '11 09:24:10AM

Thanks for that one. Saved me time searching today.



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10.7: Get to your Library folder
Authored by: solefald on Jul 22, '11 02:40:12PM

I just did Command+Shift+. to show hidden files and added Library shortcut to my Finder sidebar. Problem solved.



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10.7: Get to your Library folder
Authored by: ceej on Jul 29, '11 03:05:29AM
[crarko adds: OK, Apple that's kind of crazy. Holding down the Option key with the Go menu selected causes 'Library' to appear in the list. Releasing it causes it to vanish. The Library folder is the only item that has this behavior.
Actually, this is how all optional menu items work. Click on File, Edit, View, or Window and press and release the option key to see a number of optional versions of commands. Works that way throughout the system. With Menu Items (like the AirPort menu) you have to hold down option before you click the menu. Just seems weird because it's a folder, and since the default behavior is "not there" the item vanishes instead of changing to a different command. It's a pretty consistent application of the normal menu system behavior, and it's far better than the other option of just hiding it with no way to access it from the GUI. When I read that Macworld article, I just kept saying to myself, "But why make it so complicated?"

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10.7: Get to your Library folder
Authored by: morespace54 on Jul 29, '11 07:07:47AM

Another (obvious) way to occasionally access to ~/Library (or /Library for that matter) is to use the proxy icon (the icon in the title bar of any Finder's window) and move up the hierarchy list. Ole' trick still works!

Anything except to use the "Go to" menu item is good for me...



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10.7: Get to your Library folder
Authored by: SUSAN DOWNS on Aug 28, '12 12:42:27AM

I held down the option key with a click, and no "go menu" appeared. so there was no way to get the library folder to get to autosave.
Word did not save about six hours of material with frequent saving. I found one auto recovery, but it would not open it saying it was in use or something strange. How do I get the work from six hours of frequent saving that word did not save?



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