I work with hidden files all the time, but I like an uncluttered desktop. It would be nice to make files like .DS_Store, and .localized invisible just on the Desktop.
Please note I am already aware of this trusty old terminal standby:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder
Setting that flag to FALSE applies to everything in the system. My goal is to make an exception for the Desktop. Any suggestions?