User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1 /opt/firefox_1.5/firefox -ProfileManager "Firefox - Choose User Profile" Create Profile "Create Profile Wizard" Next Choose Folder "Choose Profile Folder" double-click Filesystem Now navigate to, say /home/henryg - none of the directories that start with a dot (period) is visible. That means most directories are not visible. In particular, .mozilla is not displayed! So, although I'm being offered /home/henryg/.mozilla/firefox/iu7jhc9v.Firefox1.5Beta2 as the directory in which my settings, prefrences etc will be stored, I can't navigate there. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. /opt/firefox_1.5/firefox -ProfileManager 2. "Firefox - Choose User Profile" 3. Create Profile 4. "Create Profile Wizard" 5. Next 6. Choose Folder 7. "Choose Profile Folder" 8. double-click Filesystem 9. Now navigate to, say /home/henryg Actual Results: Directories which do not begin in a dot are displayed. Those which begin with a dot are not - and they are the most important. Expected Results: It should display ALL directories.
caillon, is there a flag we can pass to the GTK filepicker which will show hidden files?
I've seen mention of using set_show_hidden(show_hidden).
You can choose hidden files by right clicking in the file picker and choose "Show hidden files". Would be good if it was automatic though.
Thank you for the suggestions. I revisited the problematic window and discovered that there is indeed an option I can click to "Show hidden files and directories".
re-opening to cover the enhancement request that this be done automatically.