Re: Viewing hidden files

On 12 Sep 2003, Alexander Larsson |nautilus| wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 12:24, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> > I find my self regularly changing whether to view hidden files or not,
> > and doing all this make me wonder why one is not able to toggle this
> > directly from the 'View' menu.
> >
> > This would also relieve some of the initial stress from newbies who
> > haven't figured out the whole deal about "hidden" files :-) They would
> > quickly discover that there's something called hidden files.
> Yes. This is on the todo list. There is a patch in bugzilla, but that
> one did it the wrong way (don't remember the details, it was a long time
> since i reviewed it). What we want to do is to introduce a pre-window
> show-hidden-files property and toggle that, not change the global
> setting.
How about an icon at the end of the file list with a label like "and x
hidden files..." that you can use to show the hidden files?

Martijn Vernooij

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