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File preview in Nemo

Postby SallyK » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:02 pm

Nautilus had gnome-sushi as an add-in to preview files, but it doesn't work in Nemo. Gloobus preview doesn't work either.

Does anyone know if there is a file preview that does work in Nemo, or if there are any plans to make one of the above programs work with it?

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby SallyK » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Anybody with any idea about this?

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby Orbmiser » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:05 pm

Search the forums
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=119352

Shows what is intended and coming down the pike. Understand the Nemo is in it's infancy and just beginning.
So to expect equal to Nautilus comparison this early is unrealistic.
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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby SallyK » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:16 pm

Thanks, I was aware of that, but not everything gets mentioned in a document like that, just the highlights.

I know Nemo is very much a WIP, but I just wondered if somebody had got preview working without a formal announcement, and I wanted to put it on the agenda, particularly as I suspect it probably wouldn't take more than a little bit of tweaking to get the (external) programs that work with Nautilus to work with Nemo as well. I'm not expecting a new feature to be coded from scratch.

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby Orbmiser » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:07 pm

From what I have gleamed it is a minor rewrite to make nautilus extensions work with nemo. Just comes down to motivating the extension author to make the modifications and submit for nemo.
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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby ewan86 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:35 am

I miss gloobus too, but at least nemo seems a mite quicker than nautilus!

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby delinquent » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:24 pm

I miss gloobus preview too. a lot of getting used to in the latest version.

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby mmcfee » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:30 pm

It's not a perfect solution, but in my case I installed gloobus-preview, gloobus-sushi and unconv. Then I made a nemo action for preview. It requires a right-click instead of keyboard, but it's better than the alternative.

In /usr/share/nemo/actions I created preview.nemo_action

[Nemo Action]
Active=true
Name=Preview item
Comment=Preview with gloobus-preview
Exec=gloobus-preview %F
Icon-Name=system-search
Selection=S
Extensions=any;

Now I can at least right-click to preview. I especially hate opening spreadsheets to glean one single item, so this is a big time saver for me.

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby SallyK » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:50 pm

Thank you very much, mmcfee, that's a great help. :-)

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby phr33k » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:55 am

I know that this thread is old, but nonetheless I just want to report that mmcfee's solution works pretty well in Linuxmint 13 Cinnamon 32 bit with Petra backports.

I uninstalled Nautilus and only use Nemo as a file manager. Also, I did not install gnome-sushi and I still can preview many different file types.

Hope others find this helpful even though I'm posting to an old thread.

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby Nhoj » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:52 pm

Just installed Linux Mint 17.3 and I really need to be able to preview word and excel type docs without opening them.

I tried to follow use this solution but got an error "This PPA does not support trusty"

Any suggestions?

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Re: File preview in Nemo

Postby Nhoj » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:09 am

Figured out the answer to my problem and I wanted to share it.

With Linux Mint 17.3 you can click on a file and press the space bar to get a preview. That I understood, but I thought it worked lousy on what it actually displayed... However, the trick is that it only displays all the print areas, so if you print area does not include what you need to preview, you will NOT see it. I adjusted all my print areas and now I get what I need.


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