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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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How do I fix or debug nautilus PDF preview in 19.10?

Nautilus does not show PDF previews in 19.10. How should I debug or fix this? Any tips?
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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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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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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 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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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 at visually, so I cannot open each one of them individually. What I have to do or install to show DDS images previews on nautilus? I would like to preview webp too ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to get OSX style file previews in the file browser?

In the default file browser of Mac OS X, 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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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, e....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...