Ubuntu MATE: Folder color not working in list view #410

ZrN-kAyDqY opened this Issue Apr 28, 2015 · 8 comments


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ZrN-kAyDqY commented Apr 28, 2015 edited

For Ubuntu MATE 15.04 -- The folder color is not able to be changed in "List View" (but it does work in icon and compact views).

System: Kernel: 3.19.0-15-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.9.2)
Desktop: MATE 1.8.2 (Gtk 3.14.12-0ubuntu2) Distro: Ubuntu 15.04 vivid
Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 965 (-MCP-)
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1200@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.2 Direct Rendering: Yes

caja: Installed: 1.8.2-3; Candidate: 1.8.2-3
Version table: *** 1.8.2-3 0
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/universe amd64 Packages

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i can reproduce in Linux Mint 17.1 w/ Caja 1.8.2
http://snag.gy/tKXrJ.jpg <-- "List View" mode with no folder icon color for /tmp


That's true, when I used Mint, saw it there as well.

Also, the maintainer of folder-color stated to me in another post on Launchpad that this issue didn't exist in other situations. If I recall, he said it wasn't a problem in Nautilus.

monsta commented Jan 26, 2016

I recall there were fixes for this in recent Mint versions... and as for Ubuntu, 15.04 is going EOL in a week. Is it reproducible in 15.10 or 16.04?


Still not working in 16.04.

@monsta monsta added the confirmed label Jan 28, 2016
@monsta monsta changed the title from Vivid/Ubuntu MATE 15.04: Folder color not working in list view to Ubuntu MATE: Folder color not working in list view Jan 28, 2016
monsta commented Mar 18, 2016

@alexandervdm: can you please look at this issue?


This is reproducible in Ubuntu MATE 17.04 with MATE 1.17.


This could get ugly with GTK 3.22 and the changes it needed to icon views to handle the desktop

monsta commented Jan 20, 2017

In the icon and compact views it still works even with GTK+ 3.22. It's something in the list view, probably some needed metadata isn't being read from the folders.

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