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A shortcut to reach hidden folders in Open/Save dialogs
Authored by: leenoble_uk on Aug 12, '04 12:20:40PM

Apologies for appearing arrogant there, that wasn't my intent.
Basically, yes, if you are accessing an invisible folder on a regular basis then putting it in the places sidebar is the best/easiest solution. Based on the fact that if you're accessing ANY folder on a regular enough basis it might be a good idea to put it in the places sidebar.
However, this hint is billed as a "Shortcut to reach hidden folders in Open/Save dialogs".
Some people may not be aware that the Go To Folder command (shift-Command-G) works not only in the Finder but when any Open/save dialog box is frontmost and will get you into invisible folders.
Given that the hint seemed to imply that if you wanted to do this you need to do this from the Finder, put it into your places and then go back to the application you were using to get access to that folder, I thought I would clarify that fewer stages were necessary.
I've used this technique for Applescripting applications through the UI-scripting ability I found it easier to use keystrokes to issue the command and type the folder path rather than try navigation of the Open/Save dialog box.

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So, I said ... well, I can't actually remember exactly what I said. But it was one of the most enormously cruel and frighteningly witty put downs ever.



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A shortcut to reach hidden folders in Open/Save dialogs
Authored by: lagroue on Aug 13, '04 03:02:00AM

You weren't arrogant. Your shift-command-S kills me and surely kills others. That's pretty fine, when hint comments kills. Don't apologize.



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