I know how to tell Finder to show hidden files, but when I try to open a file in Sublime Text, 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 Oct 13, 2013 at 7:22
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    Does not seem to be working in Sublime 3
    – Mild Fuzz
    Feb 28, 2014 at 11:39
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    my bad, I thought you meant sidebar (which is what I want)
    – Mild Fuzz
    Feb 28, 2014 at 11:56
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    On Yosemite, I found that pressing the key combination works immediately only if your file open dialog is in list view mode. If the dialog is in column view mode, you need to press the key combination, then change the view mode to list view and then back again to column view to see the hidden files and folders. That works for both Sublime Text 2 and 3. Dec 2, 2014 at 11:53
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    To have hidden files shown by default apple.stackexchange.com/questions/100384/…
    – Neil
    Oct 26, 2015 at 10:31

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