Gloobus Preview

Gloobus Preview is a Gnome application based on Apple’s “Quicklook”, designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file. Gloobus currently supports the following files:

Its is very easy to use, just select a file, press SPACE and the file will open in a less than a second

Gloobus Preview

File types supported:

Images: jpeg / png / icns / bmp / svg / gif / psd / xcf
Documents: pdf / cbr / cbz / doc / xls / odf / ods / odp / ppt
Source Code: c++ / c# / java / javascript / php / xml / log / sh / python
Audio: mp3 / ogg / midi / 3gp / wav
Vídeo: mpg /avi / ogg / 3gp / mkv / flv
Other: folders / ttf / srt / plain text

The Gloobus Preview PPA has just been updated with Ubuntu 10.04 packages! Read on!

Before proceeding to installing Gloobus Preview in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, here is a video of Gloobus Preview in action:

Using Gloobus Preview With Nautilus 3.2

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview 
 sudo apt-get update 
 sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview gloobus-sushi 

For the oppenoffice documents preview to work:

sudo apt-get install unoconv 

Using Gloobus Preview With Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

1. Add the PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview

Note: there are Gloobus Preview packages in the following repositories too:
elementary-desktop ppa : ppa:elementaryart/elementarydesktop
nautilus-elementary ppa : ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa

So if you have any of those already added, skip this step.

2. Install Gloobus Preview

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview

3. Set a keybinding for Gloobus Preview

Only for non Nautilus Elementary users:

Go to System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager, enable “Commands” and then click it. On the first tab called “Command”, enter “gloobus-preview” for the first command (called “Command line 0”). Then on the second tab called “Key Bindings”, under “Run command 0” enter your desired key combination such as Ctrl + SPACE or whatever you want.

Important: then, to use Gloobus Preview, you must select a file, press Ctrl + C and then the keybinding you’ve set in step 4 above!

Note for Nautilus Elementary users: If you use Nautilus Elementary 2.30, you don’t need to set up any keybindings or press Ctrl + C. Simply select a file and press the space bar. Press SPACE again to close it.


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