[CentOS] CentOS 7 + MATE : Folder contents not refreshed in file manager

Mon Jul 9 13:47:28 UTC 2018
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 02:30:17PM +0200, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I just migrated my workstation running CentOS 7 from KDE to MATE.
> It looks like I'm having the same problem with the Caja file manager
> than with Dolphin. Folder contents don't get refreshed automatically,
> and I have to hit F5.
> For example, when I download a file (say, a compressed archive) from the
> Internet, I have to hit F5 to see the file in Caja. And when I extract
> the archive, I have to hit F5 again.
> Anybody knows where this nagging problem comes from?

I've seen it too. sometimes it does get refreshed, and I have never
pursued it to see what is going on.

If, for example, I have a folder full of files displayed in caja, then
do a bulk rename from a terminal window in the same directory, it does
refresh the filenames. Also, when copying a bunch of files from one
place into the window, the files do appear in the caja window as they
get copied.

Sorry, but I don't know what is different about those two activities
versus what you describe


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