I'm in the middle of a migration from Ubuntu to Fedora. How do I make Nautilis in Fedora show the hidden files and folders (those with a dot)? It's Nautilus 3.8.2, if I go to Preferences and choose "show hidden and backup files", they keep getting ignored.

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    I just found out I can press CTRL+H to show hidden files. It is a non-satisfactory workaround, as I have to press it every time I open a new window. – That Brazilian Guy Oct 8 '13 at 15:12

Open terminal and type:


Enter and then:

org -> gtk -> settings -> file-chooser

mark show-hidden

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    @fixer1234- install dconf-editor then navigate to org ->gtk->settings->file-chooser through dconf-edtor, then in the file-chooser mark the show-hidden checkbox – Emil George James Sep 3 '15 at 3:24
  • Sadly, this does not appear to work as of Fedora 29. I tried setting it, nothing happened. Tried re-starting as well. The option sticks in dconf-editor, but it doesn't appear to do anything. However, control+H does work to toggle showing hidden files. – Tyler Shellberg Nov 22 '19 at 15:47

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