Toggle show hidden files — Enable display of hidden files and directories
Enables displaying hidden files and directories.
This is a setting which determines whether to display hidden files and directories in directory browser windows.
The setting is actively maintained in all browser windows. So it will determine the display of already openend browser windows as well as that of windows opened in the future.
When changing the state of this settings, that change will be applied to all currently open browser windows immediately.
By turning the corresponding setting off in the configuration and removing this command from the desktop menu and toolbar, it is effectively possible to prevent the user from ever accessing any hidden files and/or directories.
Note: The exact meaning of “hidden” is platform dependent and might lead to unexpected behavior when working with file systems which are hosted on different platforms. So Unix-like operating systems traditionally treat files whose names start with a period as hidden, whereas Windows-based systems have a special flag to mark a file as hidden. This leads to the effect that files which are not shown when running on a Unix system will be displayed when running on a Windows system and accessing these files over a network shared drive.