Folder color not working in Caja List View

Bug #1442681 reported by gravy45 on 2015-04-10
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Folder Color
Undecided
costales
ubuntu-mate
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

The folder color isn't changing in "List View", and the fly-out menus weren't setting correctly up to Beta 2. After that, the fly-out menu problem disappears. See attached screenshots for examples of the behavior. The folder color issue is still present with the QA testing images 4/17/15.

Virtualbox running Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2. All upgrades, updates and dist-uprgrade applied. Running Compiz as window manager. A reboot did not change the behavior.

gravy45 (gravy45) on 2015-04-10
summary: - MATE 15.04 B2: Folder color not working in conjunction with Caja fly-out
- menus
+ MATE 15.04 B2: Folder color not working
description: updated
gravy45 (gravy45) on 2015-04-10
description: updated
gravy45 (gravy45) on 2015-04-19
summary: - MATE 15.04 B2: Folder color not working
+ MATE 15.04: Folder color not working

Hi gravy45!

> Virtualbox running Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2. All upgrades, updates and dist-uprgrade applied. Running Compiz as window manager. A reboot did not change the behavior.

Same here :)

> The folder color isn't changing in "List View", and the fly-out menus aren't setting correctly. See attached screenshots.

What is "fly-out" menus?
I'm afraid that the "List View" is overwriting any icon configuration because a Caja behavior.
I tried this (see screenshot.tar.gz file): Change the Pictures folder icon as a Terminal icon. You can see the Terminal icon in Icon & Compact views, but not in List view.

I can't reproduce your menu problem. I tried with compiz & marco, and it worked :O
Please, take a look to this video: https://youtu.be/SjbEwyTYXwE

Thanks for your feedback!
Best regards!

I found an icon issue in your screenshots. I created this bug for the icons in Compact view:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/folder-color/+bug/1446319

Changed in folder-color:
assignee: nobody → costales (costales)
gravy45 (gravy45) wrote :

Hi @costales, by fly-out menus I mean the ones that come out when you right-click. As shown in your video.

Apparently, the problem with the fly-out menus went away after Beta 2 because it isn't occurring now in with the 20150417.1/Final/RC whatever it is meant to be called. I call it confusing!

Other than that, I still see where the folder colors do not change in list view, but do change in compact and icon views.

I can't go to a low enough resolution to duplicate the icon issue you pointed out but it makes sense to me.

description: updated
costales (costales) wrote :

> As shown in your video.

Perfect then :)

> I still see where the folder colors do not change in list view, but do change in compact and icon views.

Yes, It's a Caja problem. It's appearing in the "Open" browse too, but it's not a Folder Color issue :( I can't do anything about that.
FYI: Folder Color is setting the icon for a folder, just that, if a program or extension is not reading it, I can't do anything.

> went away after Beta 2

I tested it before and it worked right too. I'm thinking it was about Compiz :O (?)

Thanks for your feedback! I keep this bug opened after the release. Maybe more users could give us more feedback. Is OK for you?

A hug gravy45!

gravy45 (gravy45) wrote :

Are you saying that the "Affects" should add Caja ?

> Are you saying that the "Affects" should add Caja ?

I'm not sure, probably will be a library instead.

As test, I tried Nemo file browser and it shows the colors and custom
icons (as the terminal) in the List view too.

Hi! Any news about this issue after the release? :)
Can I close it, then?
Best regards!

gravy45 (gravy45) wrote :

Unfortunately, it is still the same. No color on list view. I hope you don't close it. It is listed as affecting ubuntu-mate but beyond that I wouldn't know where to categorize it. Hopefully one of the MATE people will chime in here soon. I was going to take a look at the Caja code but if I recall it is C and I don't know C other than enough to read certain small parts of it.

costales (costales) wrote :

@gravy45: I was talking about this :P "fly-out menus weren't setting correctly up"

About the no icon (it's not a color problem) on list view is a Caja issue, because Nemo is showing them.

Changed in folder-color:
status: New → Invalid
costales (costales) wrote :

I unlinked from the Folder Color, because it's not an issue for that package, OK? :)
I was looking for a caja package, but I didn't find it.

gravy45 (gravy45) on 2015-05-17
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Invalid → New

Hi Martin :) Is not working now?

gravy45 (gravy45) on 2015-06-19
summary: - MATE 15.04: Folder color not working
+ MATE 15.04: Folder color not working in List View

@costales - have you or anyone had Folder Color running on Arch (List View working)?

Hi! No, I haven't it.
Could it work in Arch? It's global issue in the file browsers, they are
reading the system icon for that folder, but not its gvfs.
A hug!

So I'm confused. I had reported the issue here: https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues
The MATE desktop in general/outside of Ubuntu does not use Folder Color, right? To my way of thinking it will be difficult to persuade them to make a change upstream in Caja so that Caja works fully with Folder Color. The same functionality didn't work in Linux Mint either, but as I understand it Clem is using a different (fork?).

Hi gravy45!

Yes, Folder Color is not an official extension of MATE.

The problem is this: Folder Color sets the icon as gvfs property, but Caja
is showing the default icon for each folder in the List View. I mean, for
"Images" folder, it's not showing the custom icon, it's showing the default
Images icon from the current theme.

But this is a problem in Nemo too (I think to rememeber that in Nautilus is
working).

Best regards!

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - MATE 15.04: Folder color not working in List View
+ Folder color not working in Caja List View
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
importance: Undecided → Low
franco_bez (franco-bez) wrote :

Problem still persists in Ubuntu-mate 16.04 xenial - Caja 1.12.7

pioutw (pioutw-c) wrote :

Problem still persists in Mint 18.1 / MATE 1.16.1 / Caja 1.16.1
the same in Mint 18 / MATE 1.14.1 / Caja 1.14.2

i thing this bug still present in Ubuntu Mate 16.04.02

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