Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

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Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by alesprea » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:02 pm

Hi, I have installed Linux Mint 19 Mate edition but,
when caja is in full screen (maximized), in icon view and I'm visiting a folder with lot of files (such as appears a scroll bar), if I try to rename a file I can not do.
Can someone fix this bug? Other people other than me are affected by this bug?

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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:33 pm

Works fine for me.

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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by all41 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:47 pm

fwiw:
I also cannot duplicate this report. Opened a file with hundreds of mp3s and could rename in full screen icon view no problem.
Perhaps ownership issues?
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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by sdibaja » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 pm

@ alesprea
what manner are you using to rename?

I left-click to select, then right-click and the file or folder name is now editable.
Can you explain please

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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by alesprea » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:39 am

@sdibaja in the same way you described
@all41 talking about mp3 files I discovered that the problem is in this folder /home/ale/Documenti (but not in his subfolders), in other folders like this /home/ale/Musica it works

What it can be? Documents folder is buggy? Same permission problems? The installation is 3 days old so don't think I have done something wrong

UPDATE:
I discover that in the buggy folder if change the size of the left side part where there are the computer resources ( like Desktop, File System, Documents, Downloads, Music etc etc) the behavior change:
if is so small that in the window are shown 8 icon in a row I can rename files, if is so large that in a row are shown only 6 icon is also okay, but with 7 icon in a row( the default for this folder) it occurs the bug.
UPDATE 2:
I deleted from that folder this file "arthur_c_clarke_history_lesson-1949-(consigliato dal prof Massimo Marchiori).pdf" and can't reproduce the bug anymore: maybe has a too long name? Maybe linux don't like underscore?
UPDATE 3 (I hope last):
If I create another file with such long name(for example 100 characters, linux support is max 256) (while the previusly mention file is deleted) and I try to rename a file I cannot do the renaming in a maximized windows, with icon view with 7 icon in a raw, and the scroll bar must be present( so enough element that is appears).
With this requirements I'm able to reproduce the bug in whatever folder in the system.

Can someone reproduce the bug with this requirements?

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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by sdibaja » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:10 am

I am unable to reproduce.
maybe you should report it here:
https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues

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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by all41 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:43 am

Hi @alesprea,

I am unable to duplicate your latest report using Caja 1.20.2 regardless of the parent directory location or contents with file names up to 256 length (including spaces underscores and extensions). Caja expectedly reports an error if the 256 limit is exceeded---other than that I can rename any file under my ownership
which also has write permissions.
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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by AlbertWagner » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:51 pm

You don't have to LEFT click to select. If you LEFT click then some action is going to take place, e.g. open a folder, or a file. You just need to RIGHT click on an item to drop down the menu that contains the rename selection; then LEFT click to select "rename". Then the name can be renamed. If the name is longer than the active box, then just keep typing; the box will expand/scroll left.

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Re: Caja 1.20.2 rename bug

Post by Joe2Shoe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:12 pm

I have LM19 Mate 64-bit installed on 2 laptops, and I have this renaming scenario quite often, but if I exit the File Manager, then reopen it, then right-click to rename a file, it works. Go figure.
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