No Global Color option in Caja (Mint 18 MATE)

Asked by Robert Roper on 2016-08-20

I understand from the download site and from several articles that this extension supports changing folder colors globally, but the option is not available when I right-click on a folder. I can only change individual folders.

I am using Caja 1.14.1 on a fresh installation of Mint 18 MATE. Is the global folder color option available for this version?

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2016-08-21
costales (costales) said : #1

Hi, I think Mint release a fork of Folder Color, but I am not sure if in
MATE version too.
Did you try Folder Color frombthe official PPA?
Best regards

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, Robert Roper <
<email address hidden>> wrote:
> New question #355042 on Folder Color:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/folder-color/+question/355042
>
> I understand from the download site and from several articles that this
extension supports changing folder colors globally, but the option is not
available when I right-click on a folder. I can only change individual
folders.
>
> I am using Caja 1.14.1 on a fresh installation of Mint 18 MATE. Is the
global folder color option available for this version?
>
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> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Folder Color.
>

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Robert Roper (robert-c-roper) said : #2

Yes, I am using the official PPA version after first trying the Mint repository package. One thing I noticed is that there seem to be two "folder color" related extensions installed in Caja when I check "Edit > Preferences > Extensions":

* Python: caja-folder-switcher
* Python: folder-color

I didn't know whether these two were related or conflicting, so I tried disabling one or the other. Disabling the first does nothing, and disabling the second (of course) removes all Folder Color functionality from Caja.

Not a huge problem, anyhow -- it just means I have manila folders in Caja instead of green folders. If that's the worst thing about my installation, I'm pretty happy. Thanks for working on this extension!

costales (costales) said : #3

How you disabled one of them? did you try to uninstall one if them?
Best regards.

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Robert Roper <
<email address hidden>> wrote:
> Question #355042 on Folder Color changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/folder-color/+question/355042
>
> Robert Roper posted a new comment:
> Yes, I am using the official PPA version after first trying the Mint
> repository package. One thing I noticed is that there seem to be two
> "folder color" related extensions installed in Caja when I check "Edit >
> Preferences > Extensions":
>
> * Python: caja-folder-switcher
> * Python: folder-color
>
> I didn't know whether these two were related or conflicting, so I tried
> disabling one or the other. Disabling the first does nothing, and
> disabling the second (of course) removes all Folder Color functionality
> from Caja.
>
> Not a huge problem, anyhow -- it just means I have manila folders in
> Caja instead of green folders. If that's the worst thing about my
> installation, I'm pretty happy. Thanks for working on this extension!
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Folder Color.
>

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Robert Roper (robert-c-roper) said : #4

Oh, not difficult. In Caja (my version is 1.14.1), "Edit >> Preferences >> Extensions" gives you a list of all installed extensions, with checkboxes to enable or disable. I tried alternatively disabling each of the two extensions I mentioned above, but that wasn't the solution.

costales (costales) said : #5

could you try to uninstall with apt-get purge ? :)

On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Robert Roper <
<email address hidden>> wrote:
> Question #355042 on Folder Color changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/folder-color/+question/355042
>
> Robert Roper posted a new comment:
> Oh, not difficult. In Caja (my version is 1.14.1), "Edit >> Preferences
>>> Extensions" gives you a list of all installed extensions, with
> checkboxes to enable or disable. I tried alternatively disabling each of
> the two extensions I mentioned above, but that wasn't the solution.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Folder Color.
>

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