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    not sure why,but all files titled " .file " IE:- supposed to be hidden are showing ! even after a reboot they still show until I click on show hidden file in drop down menu ....then they hide!!! seams like everything is in reverse to how it should be....any idea's how to correct this problem please

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    They are showing where? It seems to be in one or more programs, but youmention none. And probably it is in a Graphical User or Desktop Environment, but you never mention which one. We really can not guess or assume what you are doing.

    There is indeed a convention amongst applications that file names that start with a dot (.) are to be handled different. This starts e.g. with the ls program, that will not list them normally, but needs the -a option to do so. Many other programs do likewise.
    Henk van Velden

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    thank you for your reply
    I have a basic file on my desktop with numrous files within, some of which I named using the application of a . they have always remained hidden unless I tick the option to show hidden files using the drop down menu,but for some reason they now show all the time ( no longer hidden ) and I am not sure how I have created this problem, and was hoping there was a command I could initiate to revert this to normal situation.

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    You did not answer any of my questions. You only repeat what you already said earlier.

    The questions are:
    • which desktop environment do you use? (KDE,, Gnome, XFCE,......)
    • which program do you use that shows things and has drop down menus? Probably a file manager like Dolphin, or ..... But as long as you do not say, we do not know!


    We can not see what you have, what you do and w hat you see. We depend on what you tell us.
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    Hi
    In the File Manager window, press ctrl+h and see if they disappear...
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    I use gnome and presume I have the file manager that came with opensuse 13.2
    I do not know how to identify the actual file manager sorry

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    Yes malcom they do...but its the reverse of what they should be IE:- upon booting the system all hidden files are showing when I press cont+h they dissapear...something is back to front

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    On Tue 17 Jan 2017 02:46:02 PM CST, diamond1902 wrote:

    Yes malcom they do...but its the reverse of what they should be IE:-
    upon booting the system all hidden files are showing when I press cont+h
    they dissapear...something is back to front


    Hi
    So in Nautilus, in the options/preferences, is the 'Show Hidden Files'
    checked? Or dconf-editor org.gnome.nautilus.preferences(?)

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    hi malcolm,
    in the file options the show hidden files is checked, if I uncheck it the files hide...but when I reopen the file it is checked again!
    how do I open dconf-editor? appologies I am not the brightest pc owner and do appreciate your help


    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    So in Nautilus, in the options/preferences, is the 'Show Hidden Files'
    checked? Or dconf-editor org.gnome.nautilus.preferences(?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamond1902 View Post
    I use gnome ......
    He he, that is at least something. I also see that now help from other Gnome users is coming forward.

    Please next time you start a thread, do tell what you use!
    Henk van Velden

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