Caja, the filemanager.:


With Linux Mint Mate comes the default filemanager Caja.
Caja is really superb. She gives you a good interface to your filesystem and the directories and files in general.
You can connect directly to your server or other computers on the network, using several different methods. Like FTP, SSH and others.

Another useful feature is bookmarking. You can bookmark directories, both local and on a network.
You can of course open the files in you chosen programs, and you can do things like open the terminal in the active directory, and compress files or directories into several different package formats.
I dont know how other filemanagers do, but in caja, if you delete a file, you can simply press CTRL-Z and the file will pop right back where it came from. Sweet.
Also you can open a folder with administrator rights, or permissions.
On the screenshots you see Caja with a dual pane, but you can actually make more, simply keep adding tabs by clicking CTRL-T. If having one tab only and you want to have a dual pane then you can just click F3 and it will open a new tab. And by clicking F3 again, it will close the one again.

Also you can create empty files in Caja, and then right click it and open it with the preferred program for that filetype. This can be faster than opening you program and create the document and then save as, and find the place you want the document to live. You can choose to “Open With Other Application” that gives you a window where you can select the program you want to use.
Above that function you will have the suggested program, that is the standard for a specific filetype. Can be Celluloid for an MP3 file, or a video file. Depending on what you have installed and which program is the chosen default program for that filetype.
In the Preferences you can do all kinds of settings. Look through this to tweak your Caja to be as you want it to be.
In the View menu you can choose what kind of view you want. Icons, List, or “Compact”. The latter being small icons in a listed presentation.

Also you can select how you want the items arranged. By name, size or filetypes, etc.
In the list view in the left side of Cajas window you have first The directories from you home folder, then devices that are currently mounted, and then follows the bookmarks that you have created. And I warmly suggest that you make bookmarks to the folders you may have, that you often use, and that may be hidden deep down in subfolders, or simply that you have difficulties remembering. Also if you work on a project currently, then make a bookmark so you have quick access to it. Remember that its is as easy to delete the bookmark as it is creating it. Last is the list of network folders.

This was a little about Caja, the best filemanager in town.
I really finds it a superb small useful and intuitive filemanager. Since its the kind of program that you use all the time, to navigate around you filestructure, it have to be able to do what you need is. And to me Caja is just that; all I need in a filemanager.

Here are the menus in Caja: