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Error message on MTP path when connecting Android phone, but path is OK

I am using Linux Mint MATE 21.2. When I plug my Samsung phone (A14) on USB and then tap "Allow" on it, I get the following error box in Caja: Couldn't show "mtp://...
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when mounting an .img via fstab, it shows duplicate in file manager (Ubuntu Mate 20.04.3)?

I have done these procedures to mount my .img file in /etc/fstab (for ubuntu mate 20.04 x64) Create .img file: dd if=/dev/zero of=filename.img bs=1024 count=2M sudo mkfs.ext4 filename.img Note: also ...
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manipulate icon-position of samba-shares on caja-desktop

I know how to manipulate the position of desktop icons with the gio set command gio set -t string '/home/user/Schreibtisch/example' 'metadata::cajas-icon-position' '500,500' But this does not works ...
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How can I create a shortcut on the left side in Caja (CentOS7)

I run Caja on CentOS7 and wondered if I could add a shortcut down the left side to a folder (acting as a (network)drive) or replace the 'Desktop', 'Documents' etc. shortcuts down the left side with my ...
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Run an executable file from Caja

As a new Linux "superuser" trying to migrate from Windows 7 I have resisted asking basic questions that can be answered by searching, but I am stuck on this. When I create an executable file from C ...
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Tweak default permissions in CAJA browser

Newly created files and directories with the CAJA browser (e.g. in MATE desktop in Debian 9) seem impervious to whatever umask setting you set in /etc/profile. Where can I change the default ...
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Disable caja terminal

Caja has a tendency of leaving zombie terminal processes behind, which is a nuisance when working with removable media. Caja pops up when the media is inserted, but then it is impossible to unmount ...
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Mate/Caja: Disabling recursive file search in caja's "open/save file" dialogs

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 19.04 Disco, using MATE Caja 1.20.3. Recently after a system update (think from 18.10 to 19.04) the behavior of the open file/close file GTK dialogs changed: When I typed ...
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Script alternative of GUI command executed on login - it should not

Since my main data is not in $HOME, I have made a small (executable) script to start the GUI file manager (caja) in the desired directory and put it in my local executable directory (~/.local/bin): #!...
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Where does Caja save folder state and icon?

I'm using icons to categorize my folders but sometimes I move the icons to a more appropiate place so the next time I load the folder, the folder icon isn't set. Could I edit manually (replace text) ...
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How to edit Caja's / Nautilus' "open with list"?

Due to testing several programs I've ended up with a lot of entries on Caja's "open with list" menu when opening files. How does one edit that list in order to remove undesired entries?
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Caja - how to reload desktop programmatically

I can reload the Caja desktop by clicking anywhere on the desktop pressing F5. Is there any way to do this programmatically? For example, I have a user script copies some files to the $HOME/Desktop ...
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Where does caja put its preferences

I am running/using mate 1.20.2 amd using caja as my file and folder explorer (GUI-based) . I have tried to figure out where caja puts it preferences but have failed. $ caja --version MATE caja 1....
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how to add a folder to Places in caja?

In caja it seems there is no way to add a folder to the Places menu. I tried caja help menu > F1 but didn't get anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. This is in caja 1.20.0
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Add custom menu action to Caja file manager

There should be a tool to create such actions in Caja (default file manager in Mate desktop environment), installed with sudo apt install caja-actions But it doesn't seem to work, as indicated here. ...
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How do you add “open in terminal” to the right-click mouse menu for folders/directories for caja?

I know about that question, but how to do this in caja ?
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Set custom application for file comparison in caja

How can I set custom application which is being invoked when I press "Differences" button in "File Conflict" dialog? I did not find corresponding option in "File Management Preferences". I did not ...
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Why is copying many files with Caja much slower than compressing+copying+uncompressing?

I am currently working with HASYv2 dataset which contains the hasy-data directory with 168.233 images of size 32px x 32px. I just wanted to copy that directory with Caja, but I skipped this after ...
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Setting a shortcut's cwd

I have a program that works correctly if: I run it from the command line in its own directory. I run it from the command line from wherever, using cd /path/to/prog && ./prog. I double-click ...
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caja is not mounting smb shares

Recently, caja refuses to "mount" smb locations for which it previously gave no complaint. Usually, I would access various share points using caja by typing smb://<server>/<share_name> in ...
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Prevent MATE from launching Caja Desktop when running i3

A while back I installed i3 on my MATE box, and I'm quite happy with it, however despite disabling Caja Desktop (x-caja-desktop) when setting i3 as the default window manager through dconf editor, ...
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Extract the thumbnail which is shown in Caja from a video

When I go to a folder with a video file in (flv, mp4, for example) in Caja, which is my File Explorer program in my version of Linux (Mint MATE), it has a little thumbnail graphic. Where does this ...
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How to run Java program in Bash script and give it one argument?

I will add an item on a context menu, called "Open with ABC". This context menu appear when I right-clicked a folder. When the "Open with ABC" is selected, it will launch a Java program, "abc.class". ...
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Mounting LUKS from the command line

When in nautilus or caja I click on the icon of an encrypted disk and enter my password, the underlying block device gets mapped to /dev/mapper/luks-$UUID and it gets mounted at/media/$USER/$DISK, no ...
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Linux Mint - Just created launcher does not show on MATE desktop but is in ls listing

I created a launcher by right-clicking on my Desktop, filled in the fields and saved it. But it didn't appear on my Desktop. So I opened Caja and it did not show there either. So I opened a terminal ...
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How do I get Caja to open a directory and select the file?

I have a script that "generates" a sequentially named image (e.g. img_001.jpg) and saves it in a fixed directory, e.g. ~/Documents/Images. After the file has been created, I'd like to display the ...
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