LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Password
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
sidneylu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question How to prevent saving dialog box from listing hidden files


How to prevent a dialog box from listing a bunch of hidden directories such as .bash, .evolution etc. while trying to save a file using firefox browser or evolution e-mail agent?

When I surf the web with firefox or read e-mails with evolution, sometimes I'd like to save a file either from a interesting website or from a friend's e-mail. But a dialog box appears asking where the file would save. The dialog box lists a lot of directories in my $HOME dir, including hidden directories such as .kde, .gnome etc., which definitely are not I intended to save to.

Could anybody help me how to prevent this saving dialog box from listing those hidden dirs whenever I tried to save a file?

Much appreciation in advance.

Sid
 
Old 03-14-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
cgjones
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Central New York
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 405

Rep: Reputation: 30
Which desktop environment are you using?
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:52 PM   #3
sidneylu
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I use GNOME in Feduro Core 6
 
Old 03-14-2007, 09:00 PM   #4
cgjones
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Central New York
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 405

Rep: Reputation: 30
In the "Browse for other folders" section, right click and see if there is a "Show Hidden Files" option.
 
  


Reply

Tags
desktops


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apache2: Prevent Directory Listing nick1 Linux - Software 10 02-21-2014 05:40 PM
Dialog box help!!!!!!!! HopelessLinuxNewbie Fedora 1 08-24-2005 12:48 PM
how to prevent listing hidden files from been shown? greythorne Suse/Novell 5 03-16-2005 10:01 AM
Dialog box scripting.... r_jensen11 Programming 2 01-25-2004 07:40 PM
how to prevent directory listing in apache ? chuck77 Linux - General 7 12-21-2001 04:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration