By default when I open an image it fits to the window size (scaled down). I have to hit the button Show the image at its normal size every time when I go to the Next/Previous image or open a new image.

I tried View images fit to width in Image Viewer, but it doesn't work.

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I think that it is probably just impossible. Image Viewer is a pretty simple app generally.

What I would recommend is installing Gthumb, which has more functions, including the one you need.

sudo apt-get install gthumb

There you can find this option in Preferences > Viewer tab I guess.

I know that this isn't the exact answer you're looking for, but I hope that it will help anyway.

  • I'm not interested in using another Image app
    – Tosho
    Jun 8, 2013 at 10:58
  • Thanks @kcpr. Your suggestion worked: Ubuntu 15.10, gThumb 3.2.8
    – dgo.a
    Nov 28, 2015 at 18:22

The only suggestion I can come up with is the qiv image viewer

I hope this helps


This just needs the maintainer of Eye of GNOME (eog) to create a plugins file for version 3.6.2.

There is one for 3.6.1, and copying it (with only a minor change) should solve this. Within the download file (.zip or .tar.gz) the file '/eog-plugins/config.ac' needs line 5 changed: from [3.6.1] to [3.6.2]. The remaining code seems to all be >= 3.5.5 compatible.

This should be raised as a bug/feature ..

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