Caja scrolls improperly when using hotkey "r"

Bug #1660068 reported by SmilingInSeattle on 2017-01-28
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Ubuntu MATE

Bug Description

When renaming files in folders that contain more lines than can be displayed in a window, I use the right mouse table hotkey "r" to repeatedly select the topmost file in the display to change the next file. With Ubuntu-mate 16.10, Caja stopped displaying the next selected file properly.

Here is an explaination of what I do:
 1) Open a folder in caja and select a filename sort in such a way that the multiple file(names) I want to change are sorted to the top of the list, and window.

 2) Select the topmost file with a right mouse click and use the "r" key (rename) to rename the file. After changing the name, (usually with a paste from the clipboard), I select the next file down with the right mouse key.

 3) In the pst, this would close the renamed file and reposition it at or near the bottom of the sorted list, and "below" the window, so the whole display of file names would shift, placing the just changed file at the bottom of the window.

 4) Then hitting the "r" key would again shift the contents of the window so that the selected file would be at the top of the window and ready for editing.

What now happens is that the above occurs, but the contents of the window do not properly shift. Now, the second file is positioned very close to the top of the window, but appears to be overlayed on top of another file name that may well be one full window content below the top of the file. This is disconcerting. Sometimes I can continue to edit the second file name correctly, otherwise there is some sort of problem with editing it.

I've accessed the same folder using ARCH Linux running Mate, and this problem does not occur.

I've tried many searches over the past 3 months for this problem and don't find any responses. Perhaps it is a Caja configuration problem that I could solve in my home directory if I knew what configuration parameter to change. But, then, perhaps few users of Ubuntu-mate use this technique.

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