Questions tagged [previews]

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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Preview files from terminal like gnome-sushi does in nautilus

I know that there are commands like cat, less or even xdg-open, but I really like the convenience of just previewing. GNOME Sushi doesn't seem to support commands from the terminal. Maybe a similar ...
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Generate preview thumbnails of all images in a directory for nemo

I would like to be able to force nemo to create preview thumbnails for all images in a directory, not just the ones for the currently visible icons. The reason is I have some folders with thousands of ...
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Folders' preview passing with mouse on nautilus icon

I'd like to see the preview of the opened folders when i put the mouse on the nautilus icon without clicking on it. Is it possible? Thank you in advance.
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Evince show annotation text in preview instead of page, author and date

I am using evince for viewing PDFs and I use highlight and note annotations quite a bit. My evince version is GNOME Document Viewer 3.36.0. As shown in the image below, the annotations are previewed ...
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No preview on USB connected camera

I have no preview / thumbnails when I connect my camera. Show thumbnails is set to all devices and less than 10 MB. Works on network drives and UBS memory sticks, but not for the camera. It works ...
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Preview like sushi for Kubuntu

I'm installing a Kubuntu 20.04 LTS system on a notebook and searching for a fast previewer like gnome-sushi (more). Using this extension allows you to select a file in Nautilus, hit the spacebar and ...
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GNOME Sushi preview not working for video files

I have GNOME-sushi installed on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Initially when I selected a video and pressed spacebar, the following error occurred. After installing the gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad and gstreamer1.0-...
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see images preview in terminal

I search for a program to list pictures graphically in my terminal. I found this related question but most of answers provide a solution to view the images in terminal which is not my case because I ...
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Gnome-sushi is not working in Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial

I'm using Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial version. I tried to use gnome-sushi to preview files from PCmanFM file manager which comes built in with Lubuntu. Hitting spacebar opens the file in the allocated ...
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Remove preview (and thumbnail) from MP4 file

How does one remove the preview and thumbnail from a MP4 file (or other video format)? I just simply want to remove it and have a blank icon and preview image. I'm using OpenShot video editor which ...
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GNOME sushi not working on desktop in Ubuntu 19.10

GNOME Sushi works fine within Files app. I can preview files with space bar within any folders of the Files app. However, pressing space bar has no effect for the files on desktop. Do I miss something?...
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Mate/Caja doesn't show all video thumbnails…fix?

So I'm using Mate and the file program Caja. Typically this shows thumbnails for my video files and this works great. But...if my videos are large, there is a certain % chance that the thumbnail won'...
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Kubuntu 19.10. Why no thumbnail preview?

I have thumbnails, but no previews on desktop and and none in dolphin. Via muon, all thumbnail related apps and libraries are installed. In dolphin, the preview button in menu does nothing. Can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 File Explorer with Preview window like MS Windows File Explorer

Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome 3.28.2 - I have a ton of documents and images that I need to go through efficiently without having to open them or hit the spacebar. I just want to select them in file explorer and ...
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Dolphin under Gnome doesn't display any thumbnail, how to fix?

I have installed the Dolphin file manager under Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome (with apt install). It doesn't show thumbnails for any file, neither in the folder nor in the information panel (to the right). See ...
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GNOME Sushi freezes system when previewing OpenDocument in 18.04

I installed Sushi to be able to preview files. However, when I try to preview OpenDocument files, the entire system freezes. Why do OpenDocument files do this, and are there any alternatives that do ...
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Using Sushi on Ubuntu 19.04

I try to use sushi (which offer similar feature like Quick Look on MacOS ) on Ubuntu 19.04. Got this error: (sushi-start:8478): Gjs-WARNING **: 15:07:50.705: JS ERROR: Error: Requiring Sushi, version ...
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Dolphin not showing pdf or video previews

Kubuntu 18.04.2. I am pretty sure I have all the right settings activated. PDFs are previewed in folder icons: But when I open the folders there is no PDF preview:
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gnome-sushi doesn't work after upgrade to 19.04 [duplicate]

gnome-sushi doesn't work after upgrade to 19.04. I tried to reinstall it, but no effect. After pressing space bar I catch this errors in dmesg [116847.106625] sushi-start[5011]: segfault at 0 ip ...
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No preview of images (Thunderbird) [duplicate]

How can I see previews of images, if I want to attach a file to a mail in thunderbird? My "file open" dialog looks like this: There are several images files with file extension ".jpg". I would ...
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How to scroll through pages in previewed pdf's on Dolphin file manager?

Im using Dolphin file manager on Ubuntu 18.04LTS, my desktop environment is KDE Plasma. Dolphin already previews all my files in the information panel (enabled with the key F11) but for pdf's it only ...
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How do you get large prevews of files like with Apple Finder? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro and I search for files using Finder and Finder shows large previews of the first page of each file as I scroll through the list. I have not found that feature with Nemo or ...
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Nautilus not showing thumbnails for PNG files

My Nautilus file-manager does not show a preview of PNG files. Ubuntu Version: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Nautilus Version: GNOME nautilus 3.26.4 I have tried various "solutions" form the web like : sudo ...
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Cannot get thumbnails for images on nautilus but can for video

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and ever since I installed it afresh, I have not been able to get thumbnail of normal files, like .png, .jpg, etc. However, unlike other posts, I can actually get ...
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Set different views (list, thumbnail) for different folders?

As per the title, is it possible to set different types of views for each individual folders in the GUI ? Changing the setting in one folder changes the view in all of them. I'm switching from ...
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How to change the size of mouseover preview windows

The problem is that background in preview of a window is too big, is there a way to reduce it, like windows has it just around the program not 10ft around it?
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How do I turn on gnome-sushi syntax highlighting?

I have seen several screenshots with syntax highlighting, but mine doesn't work. I couldn't find any related settings in the dconf Editor. How can I enable it? I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, sushi installed ...
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How to preview images in folder's icons?

I'm looking for a solution to preview images or videos of a folder in it's icon to identify easily. This feature has been present in Windows ever since but for some reason, I am unable to find it in ...
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How to preview or 'peek inside' file from within Files explorer [duplicate]

In macOS, I think pressing the spacebar lets you preview the file's contents before opening it. Is there a way to do the same in Ubuntu? (i.e. quickly open and close a preview of the file) I've seen ...
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How can I monitor other windows non-intrusively (enable picture-in-picture feature) on GNOME 3?

I am looking for an application or a GNOME Shell extension which I can use to easily and non-intrusively monitor other windows without having to have them on top in any way. So I would like it to ...
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MacOS-like file preview with spacebar for Xubuntu

I came across a question on Ask Ubuntu that mentioned that Ubuntu ships with a similar feature to macOS' preview, where you can select a file and press the spacebar to get a preview of the file. ...
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Dolphin is not showing the image dimensions metadata when previewing images on Kubuntu 16.10

The Dolphin file manager is not showing the dimensions metadata when hovering over the images and previewing them. It used to show them in the past. How do I show the image dimensions metadata when ...
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How to thumbnail/preview doc, docx, odt and other document files in dolphin?

I was searching some places but couldn't find any solution as to how preview document files like odt, ods, doc, docx in dolphin. Is there any solution to this? I would actually need this because I ...
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How to get Mac OS X style 'Quick Look' feature in Ubuntu

Sometimes Nautilus' icon thumbnails and/or metadata for a file, photo, or folder just aren't good enough to make sure it's the desired file. Is there an app for Ubuntu similar to Mac OSX's "Quick ...
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Can't get video thumbnail previews working for a samba share (Dolphin/Nautilus/Nemo)

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 and the stock file browser (Dolphin) fails to render any video thumbnail previews at all locally or on a samba share. Edit: Sliding the icon size bar to 96+ pixels causes the ...
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How to Keep Focus of File-Browser when Previewing Thumbnails in Sushi?

A report done here already 2011 in bugzilla.gnome.org but no proposals for improvement. It is possible that this is not a gnome-sushi issue but dependent on the packages on the test environment How ...
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can't disable thumbnail preview with dconf-editor, Ubuntu 14.04

I want to disable thumbnail previews for 'text/x-python', 'text/plain', 'application/python', so I can get the cute blue and yellow snakes back as my icon. But somehow it refuses to respond to dconf ...
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How do I disable pseudo film perforation (movie strip overlay) on video thumbnail previews?

That doesn't disturb when medium-size icons are shown (though hide some part of image): But using small icons, sometimes all I can see is just pseuso film frame:
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Ubuntu in Virtual Box - Desktop shows in preview but not in actual Virtual Box

Brand new around here. Installed ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit due to system reqs) for VirtualBox. Booted up the desktop, but it's only showing in the preview mode - the actual VirtualBox is a blank purple ...
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How to enable thumbnail preview for text files in Nautilus

I have many small text files, and want Nautilus to show previews in the icon thumbnail. Left is my current situation, right is what I want. How to achieve that on Ubuntu 15.10? My current Nautilus ...
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Kramdown for atom

I used Atom to write Markdown. Now I am using kramdown (mainly for its Latex math support). How can I change the markdown processor in Atom to be the one for kramdown and enable its markdown-preview ...
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Disable Text File Preview in Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I find that text files are displayed with a preview in the icons. I do not want to disable preview for all file types because I need thumbnails for images, media and various other ...
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How to preview DDS and WEBP images on nautilus?

I have too many images to search visually, so I cannot open each one of them individually. What do I have to do or install to show DDS image previews on nautilus? I would like to preview webp too if ...
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14.10 built-in preview files and folders

I was wondering how to get a preview of files and came across the programs gnome-sushi and gloobus-preview. However, in the official Ubuntu 14.10 Documentation, it seems like this should work out of ...
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Generate waveform image for audio file?

What is the proper gst-launch sink chain to use any one of the audiovisualizers? Any other tool that is working? I've seen the http://rg42.org/wiki/sndfile-waveform But before trying to dive into ...
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View thousands of pdf files one after another from a list

I have taken up a task of manually generating Library essential data from huge pdf library; what I want is: use a script with file names, to open a pdf file instance, review it and after I close ...
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How to disable thumbnail preview for text file [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 but I miss one great feature of enabling and disabling preview for text file, so is their any way to do so?
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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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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 ...