Today we present our second favourite application of 2009 – Gloobus Preview.
For those who have yet to hear of Gloobus Preview it is essentially a “file peeker”; allows you to preview pretty much any file by selecting a file then tapping the space key on your keyboard – an elegant window pops up instantly showing you the contents of the selected file.
Like so; here’s a python script previewed: -
As i said above, it can preview pretty much every file type you can imagine: -
The last release in October was just a bug fix release, but the 0.4 release in June was a bit more substantial and added a coverflow-esque feature for previewing files.
Add the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/gloobus
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview
The PPA contains a patched version of nautilus with the key-bindings for Gloobus built in. It doesn’t deviate in any way other than this and is safe to install.