Selecting a hidden file from the MacOS File Chooser dialog

I’ve wondered a couple of times how you can navigate to a hidden folder and/or select a hidden file when an app requires you to pick a file using MacOS’s file chooser, because by default neither are visible in the chooser.

A quick search found this post and the easy but not so obvious answer is to use either:

  • Shift + Command + . to show/hide hidden files/folders
  • Shift + Command + G to get the ‘Go to Folder’ dialog where you can type in the folder name if you already know where you’re trying to browse

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