File Dialogs don't let me see the root tree

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Apr 2 13:34:59 UTC 2007

Howard Coles Jr. wrote:

> On Saturday 31 March 2007 06:17:12 pm Ralph Alvy wrote:
>> One thing I notice happens with Kubuntu and not with other distos that
>> have a KDE desktop. File Dialogs don't let me see the root tree. So,
>> let's say I have an application that allows me to set a folder as the
>> target for a particular operation. When I run that application as user,
>> the file dialog that opens up, from which I am to choose a folder, won't
>> let me peruse the tree under root. Is there setting I can change
>> somewhere here so that I can do this?
> This is a known "feature" (I call it a very stupid bug).

Having it isn't a bug.  It's a nice feature.  Populating the .hidden files
without warning users is a bug...

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