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How to Install Gloobus Preview in Ubuntu 13.04

Last updated: August 13, 2013

As you may know, Gloobus Preview is a simple application based on Apple’s “Quicklook”, designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file.

Its is very easy to use, just select a file in Nautilus file browser, press SPACE and the file will open in a less than a second. Then you can press again on SPACE on your keyboard to close it.

File types supported:

  • Images: jpeg / png / icns / bmp / svg / gif / psd / xcf
  • Documents: pdf / cbr / cbz / doc / xls / odf / ods / odp / ppt
  • Source Code: c++ / c# / java / javascript / php / xml / log / sh / python
  • Audio: mp3 / ogg / midi / 3gp / wav
  • Vídeo: mpg /avi / ogg / 3gp / mkv / flv
  • Other: folders / ttf / srt / plain text
  • Install Gloobus Preview:

    Gloobus Preview is available for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 11.10 from the PPA repository.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the PPA. Copy the code via Ctrl+C and paste in terminal via Ctrl+Shift+V.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gloobus-dev/gloobus-preview

    Then update package lists and install the packages:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview gloobus-sushi

    For the oppenoffice documents preview to work, install:

    sudo apt-get install unoconv

    That’s it! Restart Nautilus by running command nautilus -q if it doesn’t work instantly.