The Mute plug-in determines if a container is drawn or not. The difference between using the Mute plug-in and setting the visibility off is that when using the plug-in only containers with the plug-in are not drawn, but all child objects are drawn and the geometry properties are used in the hierarchy (geographical reference, and so on). When setting the visibility off, the entire container and its child containers are disabled and not used in any way.
Note: This plug-in is located in: Plugins -> Container plug-ins -> Tools
Draw Geometry: Draws geometry when enabled (On). When disabled (Off), the geometry is not drawn, but its child containers are drawn.