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As per title, I'm searching if there is something similar to OSX's Quick Look or Gnome's Gloobus Preview for KDE: searching Google brought me to some KDE's brainstorms, but nothing more.

Also to Duong Pham website, where he suggest to add a Dolphin sevice menu item installing Gloobus Preview and then create the .desktop file: this is not a solution, because you have to right click and select "preview", rather than just press SPACE.

Any idea?

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Preview KDE

Dolphin > Settings > Configure Dolphin > General > Previews.

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To preview the KDE need the thumbnailer to be installed:

Few examples:

  • kde-thumbnailer-audiothumbs

  • kdegraphics-thumbnailers

  • kde-thumbnailer-openoffice

  • ffmpegthumbs

Dolphin > View > Panels > information (F11)

The Information panel will show the preview and the information of the object.

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Dolphin > Settings > Configure Dolphin > General > Show tooltips

The tooltip will show the the preview and the information of the object.

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The preview plasma widget will show the preview when the image is dropped on the widget.

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Missing image dimensions in dolphin:


The KDE 4.9 /1/ could have the KLook /2/,/3/. It is something like the Gloobus /4/ but for the KDE.

The KLook is working with the KDE 4.8 /5/.

Advanced preview

There are ways to get auto preview with the KDE file managers /6, 7/ but they are using modified/patched Dolphin/Konqueror.


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You can rename yourself at your profile. userSOMENUMBER doesn't look that nice ;) – hakermania May 9 '14 at 10:02

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