Java Ninja Chronicles By Norris Shelton

Things I learned in the pursuit of code

Intellij IDEA doesn’t show hidden files in the file chooser dialog on Mac OS/X. This can be frustrating when you are trying to find files that are always in a hidden directory, such as Maven files. There are two ways around this.

This will enable it for the current window

ctrl + shift + .

There is another solution, but it involves editing the registry. Hit the following keys to access the Find Action menu.

cmd + shift + a

Once there, scroll down to ide.mac.file.chooser.show.hidden.files. Check the checkbox and select Close and away you go.

July 28th, 2015

Posted In: IntelliJ, java ninja, Javaninja, Mac, OS/X

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One Comment

  • Michael Thorpe says:

    Hi

    On MacOS Sierra, it seemed to work differently. In the File Chooser dialog, I clicked cmd + shift + a which immediately showed the hidden .dot files. In my case, I was adding configuring Groovy which was hidden under .sdkman

    Regards

    Michael

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