linux mint 15 xfce
task - disable viewing of hidden files.
question - which library is responsible for the display of hidden files?
The hidden files only files in which the filename starts with a period. If you are referring to the GUI file manager known as Thunar, then you should just be able to go to 'View'->'Show hidden files'-> check/uncheck
If you are referring to the view within another application then the application name will be necessary.