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how can I hide files in Nautilus permanently? When I uncheck the "show hidden files" button, the files get hidden. But when I open Nautilus the next time they are always back, which is quite annoying and makes Nautilus unusable.

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This key is outdated an will be ignored. Use key »show-hidden« in category »org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser« instead!

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Thanks, that did the trick ! – Nevercom Dec 10 '13 at 2:31

Install dconf-tools (if not allready present). Than fire up dconf-editor Click within dconf-editor:

Org -> gnome -> nautilus -> preferences

and clear the item "show-hidden-files"

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