ShowLionLibrary
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Reveals the Library folder in OS X 10.7 Lion.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.0: Initial release.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later






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burypromote

+12

Antoniong reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
Does a perfect job!
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

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Unionmac reviewed on 12 Oct 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?)
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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Colette commented on 25 Aug 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.
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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Dzitao replied on 25 Aug 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! :-)
burypromote
+1

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Green Guy commented on 23 Aug 2011
 
Steve will beat you.

He did a hard job to hide the folder. :-)
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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Colette replied on 25 Aug 2011
oh oh, watch out! :-)
burypromote
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Dremwkr reviewed on 23 Aug 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.
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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Ficht reviewed on 23 Aug 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 ...
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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Yazarim replied on 23 Aug 2011
Yes, and once you have done this, you can drag the Library folder in the sidebar
burypromote
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Dzitao replied on 23 Aug 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.
burypromote
+3

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Harristype replied on 23 Aug 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.
burypromote

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DovTodd replied on 28 Jan 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.
burypromote
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Arnaud Fortier reviewed on 23 Aug 2011
Then bookmark a page with the command?
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote
+3

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Dzitao replied on 23 Aug 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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Jimbak rated on 11 Jan 2014

[Version 1.0]



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Kga1978 rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0]



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Screentom rated on 27 Aug 2011

[Version 1.0]



Dickerson rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 1.0]



+12

Dzitao rated on 23 Aug 2011

[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:1,317
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:23 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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