Monthly Archives: November 2012

Preview files in Ubuntu with space bar

I like the preview feature with the space bar that comes in Mac OS X and I wanted that same feature in Ubuntu.

You have at least two options: gnome-sushi or gloobus.

To install gnome-sushi just run this in your terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install gnome-sushi

You may need to log-out and log-in again or just run gnome-sushi in a terminal to make it work for the first time.

To install gloobus you have to add its repository and then install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview gloobus-sushi

You many need to install unoconv to preview some files like .odf, .ods, etc.

sudo apt-get -y install unoconv