[PLUG-TALK] Caja Rename Behavior Changed
dick at dicksteffens.com
Mon Sep 10 16:09:45 PDT 2018
My normal production involves making copies of template files, and then
renaming them to match the name of an audio file I'm transcribing. The
normal procedure is to right-click on the audio file in Caja, click on
Rename, and then copy the name to the clipboard. The way this always
used to work before several minutes ago is that the filename, not
including the extension, is highlighted. I copy that, then apply the
rename procedure to the .doc and .xls files, pasting in the name of the
Not too long ago this afternoon (maybe a half an hour) something
changed. When I right-click on a file in Caja, and click on Rename, the
entire filename plus extension is highlighted. There appears to be no
way to unhighlight the extension. This makes it impossible to use copy
and past to rename a file. Oddly, the behavior is different on the
desktop. There I can rename the way I used to be able to in Caja.
So, I have a work around, but it's annoying.
I thought about using rename, and copying the file name to a text file,
editing it there and renaming the other two files as appropriate. When I
pasted the filename, I got the entire pathname, starting with /home.
During this time I've logged out and back in, and ran some upgrades that
required a restart. Neither logging out nor restarting changed the
behavior of Caja.
Any ideas on what happened and how to fix it?
Ubuntu MATE 18.04
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