Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder System
Since Apple hid the user Library folder in Lion, there have been various methods of displaying, revealing or navigating to it. Apple have introduced a new one in 10.9.

There is an option to reveal the user Library in the Finder -> View Options. It only appears when the view options are selected for a window showing the user's home folder.
    •    
  • Currently 2.94 / 5
  You rated: 5 / 5 (16 votes cast)
 
[30,180 views]  

Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder | 9 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: systemsboy on Nov 20, '13 07:24:32AM

Excellent hint!

-systemsboy



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: gabester on Nov 20, '13 09:53:59AM

And yet I feel dirty, like I'm using a Windows computer where settings are deliberately obfuscated and hidden away inside dialog boxes you can only get under special circumstances...

I would never have discovered this in a million years... or more likely would have seen but not noticed it because it's right in front of me...



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: benwiggy on Nov 20, '13 10:49:20AM
It's one of 19 different ways of accessing the Library folder. It's not like it's under the Properties button of the fourth tab of the tenth-level nested dialog, like you get in ... the other place.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1161156/view_library_folder_in_lion.html



[ Reply to This | # ]

Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: gabester on Nov 20, '13 02:00:25PM

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the hint and think this is a clever solution (better than many of the other 19 ways in terms of being more direct and less of a hack.)

Excuse me I have go tell some children to go back to walking on the sidewalk.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: javadave on Nov 20, '13 08:44:19PM

I'm on Mavericks (10.9) but not seeing this option. Using the Go to folder menu, I open my user library folder ~/Library. I then go to View Options, but there is no option to reveal the folder. What gives?



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: jstackpo on Nov 21, '13 07:21:50AM

Is there a (similar) way to view all the files in the root (/) directory? And the equivalent of cd around in them?

Not for the faint of heart or non-UNIX sorts of folks, but it might be easier than going to Terminal, &c.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: poenn on Nov 22, '13 11:23:53AM

Excellent. I hope this setting is kept between system updates unlike the terminal solution which needs to be applied everytime. Well, 10.9.1 will show thatů :-)



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: heptacableguy on Nov 23, '13 06:22:35AM

A quibble for your consideration:
The option to view the user Library folder is only available for a window at the top level of the user's Home folder ( i.e. a window showing just the contents of the user's Home folder).
Other views "showing the user's home folder" do not have a selectable option for viewing the users private Library folder. ( /Users for example )
Once selected within the user's Home folder window, however, the effect of the option is available in every view that reveals the contents of the user's Home folder.
Like I said... a quibble.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Mavericks offers an easier way to reveal the user's Library folder
Authored by: benwiggy on Nov 26, '13 06:51:47AM

Surely this should be in 10.9, not OS X, as it's a Mavericks-specific hint?



[ Reply to This | # ]