Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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I am using Mint since version 14 and in all versions I had a zebra background pattern in Caja in the file list portion of the screen (alternating white and light grey every other line).
However I noticed this feature has disappeared in version 18.2. Has this feature been dropped or can I still switch it on in some way?

I am using using Mint Mate, 64bits with theme: industrial, icons: mint-x-yellow, windows-border: win-me, on all my pc's and only the version 18.2 ones do not have the stripes.

One of the 18.2 pc's formarly had 17.3 running where it díd have the zebra pattern showing, so I guess it's disappearance is not videocard related.

As my eyes are troubling me I would like to have this feature back since it was very helpful for me especially on wide screens.

All help is very much appreciated.

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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I think what you are looking for is found in Edit>Backgrounds and Emblems on the menu bar. From the Pattern tabs drag one of the images in the Patterns tab to the Caja window. Wavy White looks somewhat zebra-ish. The patterns are in /usr/share/caja/patterns if you want to add a pattern to the listing.

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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I think what you are looking for is found in Edit>Backgrounds and Emblems on the menu bar.
No unfortunately not. Those are really just background images and they cannot be dragged into the file list area.
I made some screenshots with and without zebra stripes to make it a little clearer what I mean:
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I am not sure what application is creating the stripes, ik could be the mate theme handler or it could be caja or something else. I cannot find anything about it.,

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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I believe such bars are a part of the theme itself.
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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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I believe such bars are a part of the theme itself.
I did some comparisons between the two screenshot pc's.
The GTK versions are the same and they contain the same theme engines.
However the versions of Caja(MATE) differ, 1.16.6 vs 1.18.5.

I had a quick look at the MATE website http://mate-desktop.org/ only to notice that they have an image of the zebra stripes prominently on their frontpage ;) oh irony..

Anyhow, it seems I have to dig deeper in that site..

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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Those are part of the theme. There is a big difference between Mate 1.16 and Mate 1.18. The first is built on gtk2, the second on gtk3. That's why you see the difference.
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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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JosephM wrote:Those are part of the theme. There is a big difference between Mate 1.16 and Mate 1.18. The first is built on gtk2, the second on gtk3. That's why you see the difference.
Indeed, no stripes in LM 18.2
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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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So once again gtk3 took away something good that was available in gtk2? I guess that's progress. :?

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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Thanks for the info on gtk3, I was't aware that it was used. I noticed there is a thread on github about caja and gtk3 about an issue with the backgrounds and emblems, but I am not sure whether that covers the zebra pattern as well. https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues/506
More reading I guess..

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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I also found this post on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/mate/comments/ ... list_view/
Unfortunately no further response on that site.

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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Just upgraded a pc to 18.3 and no zebra pattern there either..

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Re: Caja: I miss my zebra stripes

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Unfortunately, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.

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