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Old 02-06-2008, 01:13 AM   #1
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How to hide dot files?

I am working on SuSe Linux 10.3 with GNOME desktop. Whenever I open any file on any application like the Open Office, GEdit, etc, a file browser window pops up and I could see all dot file there like .bashrc, .evolution, etc besides regular files & folders.

But when I click the Home icon on the desktop, it does not display any dot files, unless I make the Show Hidden Files.

Which is the right configuration setting to hide the dot files from the File Browser?
Old 02-06-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Try right clicking on an empty area in the file requestor. There should be an option to show hidden files that you can unselect.
I'm not certain if this setting will be global or saved with the settings for that program.
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This works precisely. I opened GEdit and right clicked on the File Browser after Open Files and unchecked 'Show Hidden Files'. Then all dot files disappeared. Tested with other applications and found that the File Browser setting is same for all. I did not have to uncheck again. Thanks a lot!


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