ShowLionLibrary
ShowLionLibrary
1.0

3.7

ShowLionLibrary free download for Mac

ShowLionLibrary1.0

23 August 2011

Reveals the Library folder in OS X 10.7 Lion.

Overview

ShowLionLibrary reveals the Library folder in OS X 10.7 Lion.

In version 10.7 of Mac OS X (Lion), the powers that be decided that we needed the Library folder hidden. I don't know about you, but I'm in that folder all the time.

It turns out there is a simple shell command to reveal the Library folder which is chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Great, but I can never remember that command, so every time it gets hidden again as dot update releases seem to do, I have to go search the Internet for the command again, open up terminal, paste in the command and finally my Library is back!

Well I'm way too lazy for that, so I put together this simple script to issue that one command. Double click and done.

What's new in ShowLionLibrary

Version 1.0: Initial release.

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7 Reviews of ShowLionLibrary

0.5
Ficht
23 August 2011
Version: 1.0

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Hmm, you can simply press the ALT key while clicking in the "Go" menu of the Finder. So this app seems as useless as can be to me ...
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4.5
antoniong
08 October 2012
Version: 1.0
Does a perfect job!
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4.5
Unionmac
13 October 2011
Version: 1.0
Just upgraded to Lion 10.7.2 and lost all other ways to show user library (option-clicking in the Go menu wouldn't work for me). Downloaded ShowLionLibrary, double-clicked on it, and voila - user library now showing up again. Thanks Tao Tek for providing this fix and thanks for making it available as a freebie! (Don't know why MacUpdate won't allow me to rate it 5 stars for Ease of Use; can't get any easier than double-clicking an icon does it?)
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Colette
25 August 2011
Version: 1.0
Why you guys always fight for stars. Try it yourself. Here is not MAS!!! If you like it, use it, else don't use it.
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Green-Guy
23 August 2011
Version: 1.0
  Steve will beat you. He did a hard job to hide the folder. :-)
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5
Dremwkr
23 August 2011
Version: 1.0
I have a completely different take on this. I find just pressing the icon doing what I want, is a great thing. It is my guess that is in fact what most other users, even them that describe themselves as "Power Users" would want to do. I find it helpful and the easiest and simplest way to get the user library. It does what I want it to feature wise, it just works, it has unbeatable value (its hard to beat free), and it is stable-it works every time. I suppose Apple hid the User Library folder because it may have confused many by having TWO Library folders, and it is true I need access less, but when I do need it, I need it. My thanks to the developer for sharing this simple and useful fix. I suggest he put it on the app store if he can. It is also my recommendation to Onyx developers (and the like) to make this feature available on their apps as well.
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0.5
Ficht
23 August 2011
Version: 1.0
Hmm, you can simply press the ALT key while clicking in the "Go" menu of the Finder. So this app seems as useless as can be to me ...
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0.5
Arnaud-Fortier
23 August 2011
Version: 1.0
Then bookmark a page with the command?
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