Previews let a user quickly look at the contents of a file without opening it up in a full-fledged program. Examples include GNOME Sushi and Gloobus-Preview.

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How to get file preview pane in Ubuntu 12.04 and nautilus

It seems like the default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 is nautilus, that does not have a file preview option! This is a really important requirement for me and I am missing the good old file preview ...
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How to use preview pictures in unity icons on my folders? [closed]

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7238636/ compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct I can not see preview pictures on the icons in folders having the default icon ...
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Preview of CAD files in format .dwg

I'm looking for a utility or a program for Ubuntu, and possibly even for Windows that is able to convert a CAD file format .DWG to PDF. My need is to provide a preview of CAD files, and I thought ...
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List by “artist” in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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How to get bigger photos' thumbnails in Nautilus?

Today I wanted to go through my photos collection but I have realised that it is quite difficult to go through thumbnails in Nautilus as it is using the free space in the window very inefficiently, ...
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Laggy preview for image sequence in all video editing programs in Xubuntu (Kdenlive, Openshot, Sony Vegas via Wine)

Current os: Xubuntu 13.04 At first I thought it was Kdenlive's problem with not being able to preview image sequence in real time without being laggy, and then the same problem happens with other ...
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Is there a way to get OSX style file previews in the file browser?

In the default file browser of osx, pressing space will preview the file in question. Is there already something similar that I haven't found, or is there a way to add the functionality to Ubuntu?
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Is there an application that allows me to view Markdown files? [duplicate]

I don't want a WYSIWYG Markdown editor. I wouldn't mind if the app allows me to edit the file, as long as it renders it separately. I know that Markdown is easy to read without rendering it but I ...
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Video thumbnail quality in nautilus - is it controllable?

I'm not sure if it is nautilus itself or ffmpeg codecs that generate these thumbnails, but is there any way we could control its quality, time frame, border etc?
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.ogv video thumbnails in pcmanfm?

Is it possible to create video previews for ogv type media in PCManFM? I installed Totem, but this seems to only work for Thunar and Nautilus.
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How to preview contents of an online archive before download [closed]

How can I preview contents of an archive, (.zip, .tar, .rar etc) which is available in internet, before downloading it? eg: UC browser in phone can preview .zip, .tar etc file
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How do I enable MP3 preview?

Just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and Nautilus no longer previews MP3 files when I hover over them. Another PC that's been running 11.10 for a while also experienced this after the latest update ...
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How to enable auto preview mp3's on mouse over on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

How to enable auto preview mp3's on mouse over on Ubuntu 12.10. This feature was available in 11.04 but its not present in 12.10. So how to enable it on Ubuntu 12.10.
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Unity previews takes over 5 seconds to load

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and everyting works great, but it doesn't really load so fast. When I right click on an icon in the dash it takes 4-10seconds to load the Unity ...
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Windows wubi installer and windows 8

I want to dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu using Wubi, but I'm a bit confused. Do I need to partition my drive as for a Installation drive? It shows me drive C 198 GB, which is my main ...
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Prevent Nautilus from generating thumbnails for video files larger than 5 MB?

If I set in Nautilus preferences that it should generate thumbnail previews only for files larger than 10 MB, then this only works for pictures. Nautilus still keeps generating thumbnails for videos ...
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is there a keyboard shortcut to open dash previews? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? You can open e.g. a preview of a file in the file lens right clicking with your mouse. Is there a keyboard shortcut to ...
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Can the Unity File Lens display detailed file information?

Is it possible to make Unity File Lens to display synthetic information about the files recalled by a search? It would be very useful, for example, if it could display the location, the size and the ...
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How to change sample text in font installer

I have several Japanese fonts but do not want to install them all. I would like to preview them before installing. In icon view I can get a very rough idea of the style of the font as it shows Aa. ...
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No Previews in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu 12.10 from ...
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It's possible to change preview size in thunar?

I like thunar but I would like to change its maximum and unsettable preview size. By default use a dimension of about 64x64 and I would prefer to use a size of 128x128. I think it's possible to do it ...
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Is it possible to preview arbitrary formats in Nautilus?

I recently found out that Nautilus (Ubuntu 12.04 at least) can show thumbnails of files of non-image formats, for example (data grapher) grace files (.agr) shows a small version of the graph contained ...
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Hitting Screenshot key does not give a preview

Back on 11.10, whenever I would take a screenshot, there would be a preview that gave me the option to either copy to a clipboard, save image wherever I wanted to, or cancel (in case I bumped the ...
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DockbarX/AWN Preview is empty

I'm using the following components in Xubuntu 11.10: AWN (0.4.1) DockbarX (0.48) awn-applet-dockbarx (0.48) I activated the "DockbarX previews" in the "DockbarX Preferences". However the previews ...
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Previewing Images Before Opening?

If anyone is familiar with Windows 7, you can change the view to "Thumbnail" and see what the image is before opening the file. I noticed on Ubuntu that PDF files show a preview, but it seems like ...
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Is there any quick previewer for .doc/.docx files?

I'd like to know if there's any alternative for previewing these kind of filetypes without having to open LibreOffice. I don't mean the little thumbnail that appears on Nautilus. I mean a basic, ...
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Why does gnome-sushi use that much memory?

I noticed that the Sushi (gnome-sushi) previewer uses around 60MB of RAM and wondered why it has to be so much memory, as I can only preview a single image/sound file at a time? eog (eye-of-gnome) ...
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How to preview files using Gloobus-Preview?

I'd like to preview files using Gloobus-Preview in Ubuntu 11.10 but I can't figure out how to do it. And I don't want to use gnome-sushi...
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gnome-sushi doesnt work in unity 3d [closed]

I installed gnome-sushi and try to test it, but it doesn't work. I tested it by typing "sushi" into Terminal it doesn't work. I get an error message. (sushi-start:20986): Gdk-WARNING **: The program ...
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Can I start Gnome Sushi previews in the centre of my screen? [closed]

I have Sushi installed in Ubuntu 11.10 Unity interface. When I press the space bar on a video file, the preview always starts at the very left of my monitor. Can I make it centered without moving it ...
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Preview video in Elementary nautilus?

Im using Ubuntu 11.04. In Elementary nautilus, I can preview a music thumbnail by hover the mouse cursor on it. But I cant do it with the video files. I've set "Only for the files smaller than : ...
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Thumbnail preview of flash files? (swf) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Missing Thumbnails for .swf files in Nautilus? I have Gnome and Ubuntu 11.04. As I've got a lot of flash files, I would to have a preview for them. Is it possible ...
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What rendering engine does Nautilus use to show HTML previews/thumbnails?

I just noticed that HTML files with CSS transforms on elements show with the CSS transforms within the thumbnails on Nautilus. So what rendering engine does Nautilus use to generate the thumbnails for ...