Maintainer’s response before closing issue showed a comparison of Nemo, Nautilus, Caja and Thunar with this comment
Mr T Webster commented on Jan 13, 2020
All of them sort hidden files separately from normal files. The only difference is thunar sorts hidden files before while the other three sort them after normal files.
None of them offer an option to change this, and I don’t really think it would be an improvement (nor do others I’ve discussed this with). I find it easier to identify hidden folders/files the way it is now, regardless of how windows or mac does it.
This is just one issue report about the way nemo shows folders/files. most other issue reports are about alphabetical or chronological sorting of files
If Thunar works according to expectations but Nemo does not, simple solution is to keep on using Thunar instead of Nemo
Or build a forked version of Nemo with the sort hidden files the same as normal files commit included GitHub - stevenxxiu/nemo