Woozle Hypertwin
 Durham, NC,  last edited: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:55:29 -0400  
I'm searching for a file on an sftp connection in Caja, and this is what I get:

Image/photo

Problems include:
  • no indication of progress (folder currently being checked? number of folders checked? % done? anything?)
  • no indication that search is, in fact, still in progress except for the mouse pointer being a spinny thing (not shown) and another spinny thing on the right side of the icon bar (which I had never noticed before)
  • searching remote volumes often seems to hang, in any case (might just be taking a long time, but who can tell with no status indicator?)
  • less critical, but still: not even an indication of what the root folder is that's being searched (did I get confused and enter the wrong one? did I successfully communicate my intentions to Caja?)
Also, is this brief summary really the only documentation? Surely there's a git repository somewhere? (If there is any other documentation, why doesn't that page link to it?)

That said, I like Caja best of all the Linux file managers I've used so far (Dolphin, Thunar, Nautilus), and these problems are bizarrely common across all of them.