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I know how to tell Finder to show hidden files, but when I try to open a file in Sublime Text 2, the GUI that pops up do not let me see hidden files. How do I tell it to show me hidden files?

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You can press ⌘ cmd + ⇧ shift + . while the dialog is open, which will toggle show/hide hidden files.

In OSX 10.9 and up (Mavericks, Yosemite, ...) you need to be in the List View of Finder.

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if they added a simple hide/show button it would be much easier and useful –  John Magnolia Oct 13 '13 at 7:22
Does not seem to be working in Sublime 3 –  Mild Fuzz Feb 28 at 11:39
@MildFuzz Works here (build 3059, on OS X 10.9.2). I think the file picker is actually system level so nothing really to do with Sublime. –  Dan Feb 28 at 11:51
my bad, I thought you meant sidebar (which is what I want) –  Mild Fuzz Feb 28 at 11:56

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