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Caja is a file manager for the MATE desktop.

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Caja 1.26 crashes/closes ON CLICKING (sorry, italian labels follow) “Visualizza –> Usa impostazioni predefinite”

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/caja/+bug/1979115 The Italian version of Caja 1.26 crashes/closes: ON CLICKING "Visualizza --> Usa impostazioni predefinite" HAVING "Vista ...
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Caja: How to start Batch Rename by keyboard shortcut in Caja?

Caja 1.26.0 in Ubuntu Mate 20.04 comes not only with a regular rename but also a batch rename function, provided through an (already installed extension (also in the Edit Menu but with an “A” symbol ...
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Nothing happening on doubleclick on a desktop-folder in Ubuntu 18.04.6

since I am new here and have some issues with nautilus as standard filemanager I am trying to receive some help here. I have ubuntu 18.04.6 installed and it works correctly. My standard filemanager is ...
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What is the ID/password when a folder is shared using "Sharing Options" of Caja?

Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS. I installed the caja-share extension and installed samba (but not manually configured anything). In Caja, I right-clicked a directory, chose "Sharing Options", and ...
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show Computer, or My Computer on Ubuntu MATE 20

How can Computer view be displayed in the Caja file manager in Ubuntu MATE 20.04.3? the location is computer:/// Nautilus has it under Other Locations, but caja has no clear way to reach that location ...
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Nautilus/Caja Script to "Extract Here" Selected RAR/Archive(s) via Engrampa, File-Roller or Command?

I'm looking to create a file manager script to use in Caja (I used "Nautilus Script" in the title so people would understand what I was trying to accomplish) that will extract the selected ...
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caja is broken in Mate 21.10 after last update

Kernel Linux 5.13.0-20-generic x86_64 MATE 1.26.0 My problem now is that caja is broken. When invoked, it will spin forever in the home directory. I can click off to another directory or drive on ...
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Is there a way to increase the size of the Caja file selector thumbnails?

Hopefully the title makes sense. All I need to know is if there is a way to make the thumbnails/image previews bigger as on a laptop screen they are pretty hard to see.
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How to create custom thumbnailers for Nautilus, Nemo, and Caja?

Nautilus (GNOME Files) and Nautilus-based file managers, namely Nemo and Caja, already create previews for many common file types with their default thumbnailers. There are also a number of other ...
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Caja drag and drop with tree view

I just switched to Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Mate because Mint MATE was buggy and annoying. Ubuntu MATE is a great distro but one thing I like better about Mint MATE was in Caja if you drag an item from the ...
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Caja-dropbox with "bind --mount" doesn't automatically sync

I want to use mount --bind to link to different locations on my filesystem for syncing with Dropbox as symlinks are no longer supported: mount --bind ~/Documents ~/Dropbox/Documents I expected that ...
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Ubuntu Mate Mate 20.04: No Down Bar to show me what programs are open

Nothing appears in my down bar. What have I've done? There were some errors and I clicked "ok". Now, nothing appears on my down bar anymore (except trashcan), even after restart. Thanks!
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Where desktop icon positions are saved in MATE?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS. There are a lot carefully aligned icons on my desktop. Something like shown below: I can't find icon positions attributes in dconf / gsettings. How can I backup their ...
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Using Caja file manager on Ubuntu MATE, and every time i rename a file and push the right arrow key, i get moved back to the first file in the folder?

I'm renaming a lot of files, and anytime I finish typing the name and hit enter and right to go to the next file, I go back to the first file in the folder. Is this a bug? EDIT: Ubuntu 20.04.1, MATE 1....
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Reliable method of uploading extensive trees of sub-folders to remote ftp server with a single interaction?

I would like to be able to initiate uploading and then go and have lunch. I do not have permission to install software on the remote server. The ftp service is the only one available. Using ftp from a ...
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Temporary files from Caja/Engrampa taking up space

I was trying to add a major amount of data from an MTP volume to an archive using the Caja context menu. I first got a notification that files for the archive were being “copied” (no idea what that ...
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Caja to perform instant search like Nautilus?

Between these 2 file managers, I like Caja more. But the only thing I like about Nautilus is the search feature. Nautilus does instant search once we type anything. It does not need Find button to ...
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Python-Caja Add Context Menu Entry

I added an item to the context menu but I have some problems that I don't know how to solve: Notepadqq opens on mouse hover and not on mouse click How can I pass the path of the file to open? Is ...
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Caja plugin for EXIF metadata?

Do you know a Caja plugin that showing file's EXIF metadata in properties window ? In Nautilus there is a tab "Audio" or "Image" where metadata are displayed. Thanks
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How to configure access to Yandex Disk with GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS and want to set Yandex.Disk (cloud storage web-service like Google Drive) here to be accessed from GUI. How should I do this?
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Disable auto-adjust width of panes in double-pane mode in Caja

I've recently fresh installed Ubuntu MATE 20.04 (previously used Ubuntu MATE 16.04) and noticed the annoying feature of Caja file manager (version 1.24.0). This feature appears in double-pane mode (...
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Why does Caja file manager can't be executed from terminal?

I can launch nautilus from terminal. wolf@ubuntu:~$ nautilus wolf@ubuntu:~$ ps aux | grep -i nautilus wolf 2560 0.1 0.3 1302072 60088 tty1 Sl+ 19:21 0:01 nautilus-desktop wolf 2575 ...
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Is there a way to make the Delete-key bypass Trash in MATE/Caja?

On Windows systems, the Trash-folder for deleted files can be turned off in the system settings, making a simple Delete keypress remove the selected file(s) permanently. I know that it's possible to ...
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unkillable process caja waiting for "do_coredump"

So caja is unresponsive and I can't kill it in Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I took a screenshot showing what system monitor says about it. I tried killing it in the terminal with sudo kill 2719. I tried ...
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Remove Windows Network in "Browse Network" on Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS

I don't know if this is since I use Ubuntu 18.04 but there is a place Network with Browse Network and Windows Network in it. I did not have samba installed and deleted all configuration files of it in ...
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"Starting Home Folder" in panel for about 10 seconds in Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS

If I start my Home folder it will open as expected but there is this "Starting Home Folder" message in the panel for about 10 seconds until it disappears. I did not find any way how to fix ...
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caja (Mate file manager) plugin for meld?

Does someone is able to convert the caja meld plugin to become compatible with Ubuntu Mate 20.04? That is a very important plugin for me, beside the open as admin ..... An old one is here: http://www....
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How to install TortoiseHG with integration to Caja on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS?

On previous systems like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS it was possible. But 20.04 LTS do not have tortoisehg and tortoisehg-caja in the repositories. What to do?
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How to hide model Hard Disk in volume name ubuntu mate

How to hide model Hard Disk in volume name ubuntu mate
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What is filesystem and efi doing in file explorer panel?

my file explorer (caja on Ubuntu Mate 18.04) is suddenly showing 2 mounted devices filesystem and efi. My hard drive is not mounting now. What might be the problem? Screenshot. Please look in the ...
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How to force CAJA browser to respect umask setting when creating a new folder/file with right click?

In the latest Ubuntu LTS with MATE Desktop, newly created folders and files from the CAJA browser appear always with read permission for all users, no matter what value I assign with umask in /etc/...
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How to fix `libdropbox_apex.so` problem with latest Dropbox?

I have installed caja-dropbox package on my Ubuntu MATE 19.04 system as simple as sudo apt-get install caja-dropbox but it does not start from GUI and continuously asks me about Caja restart. When ...
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How to open file browser with a specific file selected by default?

Let's assume a situation where I have a terminal emulator open on my GUI and I have changed my working directory to some specific directory. I know that current directory contains file xyz. Is it ...
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Is it possible to simultaneously use TortoiseHG (for Mercurial) and RabbitVCS (for Git) in Caja with Cyrillic file-names?

I run Ubuntu MATE 16.04.6 LTS with Caja file-manager. I have added TortoiseHG python extension for Caja file-manager by following my method. It works great with Mercurial repositories. Currently I ...
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caja and QT applications - how to set QT_SCALE_FACTOR

On this system (19.04 MATE with latest NVIDIA) QT applications play with oversized menus and window decorations. To correct I set QT_SCALE_FACTOR=1 into my .bashrc and this works when I call up an ...
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Is it possible to visually view the differences (changes) of text files while copying them with Caja?

I have two files with the same name in two different folders. I need to copy the text file from source to destination. Usually I use Caja's Extra Pane (accessible by F3) for doing so: I remembered ...
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Is it possible to integrate RabbitVCS to Caja file manager?

It is known that RabbitVCS may be integrated into Nautilus file manager by installing the corresponding rabbitvcs-nautilus package. This adds related menu items calling tools for Subversion (SVN) and ...
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How to set TortoiseHG to work with Caja on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

It is known that modern Ubuntu versions such as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has corresponding tortoisehg-caja package. The TortoiseHG package provides GUI for Mercurial. This results in nice looking item in ...
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18.04: Caja installation breaks desktop folder click access; simple resolution

Informational Post: I installed Ubuntu 18.04 desktop and everything worked fine. I was able to open file folders from the desktop by clicking on them, with no errors. However, I then installed Caja. ...
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Transfer files between two remote SSH servers

Is there an easy way to transfer files between two SSH/SFTP servers? The perfect solution would be FileZilla, but it only lets you create a connection between local and remote, but not between remote ...
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Caja running and can not kill it, Ubuntu 18.04 Mate

Caja runs constantly and restarts after I kill it, using 10-20% cpu on each of 4 cores. If I stop it (but do not kill it) all is fine. When it runs the hard disk is constantly running as well. What ...
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Point SSH / SFTP to specific folder

Is there a way to instruct an SSH server to point to a specific folder when a client connects using a file manager such as Nautilus, Caja, or Nemo, instead of pointing to root '/'? For instance point ...
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Ubuntu MATE: show text file contents on its icon in caja

After upgrading from Mate 16.04 to Mate 18.04, there is no longer a few lines of preview printed on file icon. I liked that feature. It it possible to achieve this in 18.04? related: How do I make ...
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Use thunar and not Caja to open CDs and DVDs

Using Ubuntu Mate 18.04 When I insert a CD or DVD, I want thunar to open it and not caja. When I go to media handling under Caja preferences and pick use Thunar for CD and DVD, it stays at Do ...
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What do I do about a file that was literally split into two while moving it?

While I was moving a large file (~95GB) via the Caja file manager, and it crashed in the middle of the copy, stopping the operation entirely. Now I'm stuck with two separate files, the first is ~25GB, ...
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Can I lowercase all the /home/$USER/ directories that start with an uppercase letter? [duplicate]

~/Pictures, ~/Downloads, ~/Desktop, ~/Documents, etc. These are some of the only uppercase directories on my system, and I usually type ~/pictures forgetting that the first letter has to be uppercase. ...
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How do I merge two toolbars into one in Caja?

In Caja file manager, there are two toolbars, one for navigation and the other for entering the path. I would like to merge them into one, just like other file managers. Is there some configuration ...
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How to create password protected archive in Caja file-manager?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Previously in 16.04 LTS I used Nautilus for such action. How can I create password protected archive using Caja file-manager here?
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What is an alternative for Nautilus Actions in MATE DE?

While using GNOME I have used nautilus-actions package to extend Nautilus functionality. As we know it is not available in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. I like GNOME 2 successor - MATE Desktop ...
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missing icon after moved partition

yesterday due to no enough space on my / root partition I reduced and move right /home partition and than I extended the root partition. The actual situation of my SSH is this: I did not touch /media/...
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