ShowLionLibrary
ShowLionLibrary
1.0

3.7

ShowLionLibrary free download for Mac

ShowLionLibrary

1.0
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 ShowLionLibrary Reviews

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Ficht
23 August 2011

Most helpful

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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Version 1.0
antoniong
08 October 2012
Does a perfect job!
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Version 1.0
Unionmac
13 October 2011
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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Version 1.0
Colette
25 August 2011
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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Version 1.0
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Dzitao
Dzitao
25 August 2011
Yes, its kind of strange to rate an app 1/2 star when it obviously works and is free. I don't care about the stars because I'm not selling the app. It's just something I did for myself that I thought others would find useful. Maybe it was good to just stir up some discussion! :-)
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Green-Guy
23 August 2011
  Steve will beat you. He did a hard job to hide the folder. :-)
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Version 1.0
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Colette
Colette
25 August 2011
oh oh, watch out! :-)
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Dremwkr
23 August 2011
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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Version 1.0
Ficht
23 August 2011
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 ...
Like (3)
Version 1.0
4 answer(s)
Yazarim
Yazarim
23 August 2011
Yes, and once you have done this, you can drag the Library folder in the sidebar
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Dzitao
Dzitao
23 August 2011
You are correct, the using the ALT key in the GO menu works, but you have to be in the GO menu and you have to use another key stroke. For me, I just wanted Library available (visible) all the time. That is what this does. So for those who wish to keep it hidden, but just access it some times, your scenario works, this tool is just to un-hide it be done.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
23 August 2011
@Ficht: Shouldn't this be a comment rather than a half-star review? If you haven't actually tested this software, you shouldn't give it a rating, even if you've found a workaround that's better for you. It may be utterly useless to you, but it provides a means for others to see the folder full-time, and that might be preferable to some. Kind of hard for a developer to shake unwarranted half-star reviews.
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DovTodd
DovTodd
28 January 2013
@Ficht - Thanks for the info! I didn't know if I really needed the Library permanently visible or if it made any difference, wasn't sure how to think about this. So I came here to see if any of the posts here might help me to decide one way or the other. I've now decided the ALT key option is probably the better route for me, and I've now saved this info.
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Arnaud-Fortier
23 August 2011
Then bookmark a page with the command?
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Version 1.0
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Dzitao
Dzitao
23 August 2011
Yep, can do that, but you still have multiple steps. Open the browser, go to the bookmarked page, copy the command, open terminal, past the command, or just double click on this program. Just trying to streamline things a bit.
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