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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Show Hidden Files” in the Finder in El Cap? [duplicate]

Related: Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog? Looks like there was a keyboard shortcut for it. But in 10.11.6 all I get when I press Cmd Shift . is the bonk sound. Is that ...
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How to show hidden files and folders in finder?

I have a folder that starts with a dot . but unable to display them in Finder. How can I say that for folder X Finder should also display hidden files/folders?
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How to restore a hidden file in Time Machine?

I accidentally deleted my ~/.zshrc file and I'd like to get it back from a Time Machine backup. When I enter Time Machine I can see my home directory, but all the dot-files in the directory are hidden ...
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Show hidden files on Mac OS X Mojave using Terminal

To see my /etc folder I've tried this command in Terminal: sudo chflags nohidden /etc followed by: sudo defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true; killall Finder also tried: sudo ...
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How to set ⌘ + H to enable show hidden files

I want my Mac to show hidden files when i hit ⌘ + H (like ubuntu). I can see hidden files by putting this defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES command in terminal but i want to get a ...
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Creating an icon for a homebrew installed software (evince) - Mac OS X

I installed Evince, the famous PDF reader that comes pre-installed with several major GNU/Linux distributions, on Mac OS X using brew install evince now, to open it, I have to type every single ...
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Fixed region/dimension screen snipping tool [duplicate]

basically I'm looking to press a single keyboard shortcut, similar to Cmd+Shift+4, except rather than having to draw my own box, I'd like a box of a predefined dimension appear, such as 300px x 300px ...
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Faded out folders in iCloud Drive

Some apps create their own folder in the iCloud Drive. Because I want to see everything all the time I enabled show hidden files (like here). So this is how my iCloud Drive folder looks like: ...
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Determine com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles status using command line?

Is there a way that I can grab the status of com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles in command line? I switch between AppleShowAllFiles yes & no frequently, I want to write a .command file to check ...
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Run Applescript while in full screen without going back to the desktop

When I run an AppleScript from an application in fullscreen, for example Google Chrome, the system will change the focus to the desktop and leave the application was is in fullscreen. tell ...