When comparing Caja vs Deepin File Manager, the Slant community recommends Deepin File Manager for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux file managers?” Deepin File Manager is ranked 11th while Caja is ranked 12th.
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Pro Caja script extension makes it more useful
Caja script extension adds your script in script menu, then passes the file name as a parameter. This allows you to run operation which is not included in Caja.
Pro Allows you to access remote or local locations
You can click the Files entry in the panel to access a specific location (remote or local), connect to a certain server (FTP, SFTP, SAMBA, etc.), access your bookmarks, open a new window, as well as to change its default functionality.
Pro Easy to configure
Pro Open or run as administrator in the right-click-menu of the mouse.
Pro It has a reasonable set of features, out of the box
Not too much cluttered, but enough customizable.
Pro Send files and folders to external drives just from the right click menu
Pro Supports natural sorting of file names
The only other file manager that supports this is Dolphin.
Pro Beautiful UI
Pro Written in Qt
Pro Has dark theme support
Con Frequently very slow to transfer multiple small files
Folders move fine, but it chokes on files, where other browsers take seconds.
Con Mostly unconfigurable
There are not many ways to configure Caja to fit your needs. Besides what can be seen in the settings button you can't configure it further.
Con Extensions not supported
Currently it does not support script extensions. It would be more useful having plugin to integrate with Dropbox and git.
Kind of in between nautilus and pcmanfm.
Con Lack of compact view mode
No compact view with small icons, labels to the right, and multiple dynamically sized columns. This is a standard UI idiom. What is their rationale to not support it?