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Save As dialog

Why is everything missing in the sidebar? Normally I would see Desktop, Downloads, a custom list of favorite folders, Applications, Library, etc. Suddenly this started happening and it's super annoying because I have to browse everywhere manually on the right side. This is the Save As dialog in Chrome, but it's the same way in a regular Finder window. I'm in OS X Mountain Lion.

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You probably accidentally hid the favourites list. If you hover your mouse to the right of the Favorites text, you'll see a small Show text appear. Click it, and your favourites should reappear.

hover button

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Usability for the win! –  patrix Apr 25 '13 at 18:19
    
ARRRRGH yep this worked. I never knew this option was there. –  Sarah Vessels Apr 25 '13 at 19:00
    
Yeah, one of the stupider changes made in Lion. Back in 10.6 they had the nice drop-down triangles standard in most UIs. –  robmathers Apr 25 '13 at 19:26

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