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The built in way to do this by using a key combination when in the save/open dialogs to toggle the hidden files to visible or hidden Update: This shortcut works in all views, But in column view it does not update the view to show the change until you navigate to another directory. Not sure why this is the behaviour. But you can toggle it in column view ...


Which version of OS X are you using? When I tested this on Yosemite, if I entered ~ or / it brought up this: in which you can enter the path to the directory of your choice. Also if you just put in the directory such as ~/Library Then it will take the file selector to that directory and allow you to drill down.


Referring to the screenshot in your original question: Just drag the folder (_EXTERNAL_DATA...) from your Finder window on the right into the save dialog on the left. The save dialog will now be sitting at the folder you dragged into it. If you have already opened the folder in your Finder window, just drag the little folder icon from the Finder window's ...


You need to run xcode-select --switch [path] as descriped here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9600615/xcode-stops-working-after-set-xcode-select-switch And here is Apples documentation: https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/xcode-select.1.html


What if you add said hidden folder to the Finder sidebar? It will then show up in an open/save panel. For example, I mess around in ~/Library from time to time, enough that I added it to the sidebar. Now, when I go to and open or save panel, I'm able to jump right to it.


Pressing ⌘⇧G (Cmd+Shift+G) in any Finder window or standard file open/save dialog will bring up a little prompt: You can enter any path you want into this prompt. Using ⌘⇧G to get to this prompt will show the last path you entered, which is very handy for saving multiple files to the same hidden destination. In Open or Save dialogs you can also get ...


You can use BetterTouchTool to rebind TAB ⇥ key to ⌘ CMD+] only for Xcode.app. BetterTouchTool can be downloaded here. This is how this should look like: I've tested this and it works for me.

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