Caja drag and drop with tree view

I recently switched from Mint Mate to Ubuntu Mate. Generally I like it but would like to know if there is some way to get Caja to highlight the folder I am dropping a file into when I have tree view in the left panel.
Mint Mate, XFCE, KDE all do this.
I have attached a screenshot from XFCE. Notice the highlights on the New folder as I am about to drop the file in it.

Welcome to Ubuntu MATE community!

Caja has Tree and Places views in the left Side Pane.
In Ubuntu MATE 20.04.3 LTS with default Ambiant and Radiant themes it really does not highlight possible drop location.

So you have two options:

  • use Extra Pane with any MATE theme which is opened by F3 and switch one of the panes to List View:


  • install modern Yaru theme from special PPA and use your original method with Tree or Places view in Side Pane

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/yaru-mate
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    then choose the Yaru-MATE-Light theme in MATE Control Center → Appearance.

    To get the following functionality for Places


    and for Tree


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Thanks Norbert_X, Yaru looks like want I want.

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To mark problem solved also on AskUbuntu I posted an answer there - .

Hope you enjoy this solution!

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Thanks, good thinking.

This does achieve the desired effects but I have discovered after using it that it causes Caja to crash.

Please report bugs to both Launchpad by apport-bug caja and .