'Hidden' dot files being shown in file selction browser windows

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Tue Feb 9 22:42:22 UTC 2010

Colin Murphy wrote:
> On a Gnome desktop, when I call upon an 'Open file' dialogue, like the one in 
> OpenOffice, I get presented with a 'File browser' from which to choose my files.  
> This 'File browser' shows 'dot file' and 'dot directories' like '.bashrc' and 
> '.compiz'.
> Is there a way to get these 'dot files' to be hidden from file selection 
> browsers views?

Right click on the file selection area, (where you see the .files) and 
uncheck "Show Hidden Files".

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