Caja does not show previews of text files on Bionic and newer versions

Bug #1787368 reported by Norbert on 2018-08-16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
MATE Desktop
caja (Ubuntu)
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS (or upgrade from 16.04 LTS)
2. Create text file somewhere (in home folder for example) with `echo text > ~/file.txt`.
3. Open Caja in home folder

Expected results:
* Caja shows preview (the contents) of `file.txt` in Icon view.

Actual results:
* Caja does not show preview of `file.txt`.

1. all settings in Preview tab are set to *Local Only*
2. this happens on clean user profile and/or after `dconf reset -f /` and `gsettings reset-recursively org.mate.caja`
3. Problem first seen on AskUbuntu ( ).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: caja 1.20.2-4ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-30.32-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Thu Aug 16 12:36:57 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-26 (111 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: caja
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Changed in mate-desktop:
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in caja (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2019-01-27
tags: added: cosmic disco
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2019-01-27
summary: - Caja does not show previews of text files on Bionic
+ Caja does not show previews of text files on Bionic and newer versions
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Really it was started to appear with 16.10, so all 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04 LTS, 18.10 and 19.04 are affected.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

It should be reported to GNOME/GTK upstream on gitlab

Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2019-04-21
tags: added: eoan
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