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Questions tagged [caja]

default file manager of the MATE Desktop Environment

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 send by bluetooth from Caja / Nautilus file manager?

Would it be possible to add a menu item under caja-actions to send a file via bluetooth? Or could it be created under "open with"?
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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 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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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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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 ...