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Quick File and Folder Preview for Ubuntu Linux - Globus-Preview

Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome Desktop Environment designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file. It’s based on Apple’s “Quicklook”.

Globus-Preview allows instant access to a variety of file types without the need of opening their default application. It allows you to take a quick look at the content of a file on the fly, saving you valuable time and CPU resources. Video and audio files can be navigated on preview mode by dragging the slider of the progress bar at any given time.

Globus-Preview can currently preview over 40 file formats
  Images: jpeg / png / icns / bmp / svg / gif / psd / xcf
  Documents: pdf / cbr / cbz / doc / xls / odf / ods / odp / ppt
  Source: c++ / c# / java / javascript / php / xml / log / sh / python
  Audio: mp3 / ogg / midi / 3gp / wav
  Video: mpg /avi / ogg / 3gp / mkv / flv
  Other: folders / ttf / srt / plain-text

Globus-Preview Installation:
Just type the following command to install Gloobus Preview on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview gloobus-sushi libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev
Globus-Preview Usage instruction

You can access the preview mode from several ways, right click on the file you want to preview and choose “Preview” o simply hit the Space key on your keyboard on the selected file.


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