October 18, 2011 · General · Email This Post

Sushi is a new GNOME 3.2 tool similar to Gloobus Preview that provides quick file previews. To use it, select a file in Nautilus and then press the SPACE bar.Sushi works with both Unity and GNOME Shell and it actually doesn't depend on Nautilus so other file managers can make use of it.It is capable of previewing documents, PDFs, video and audio files.

Install gnome-sushi on ubuntu 11.10

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install gnome-sushi

After installation you need to logout and login back

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8 Comments to “gnome-sushi – Quick previewer for nautilus”

  1. ace says:

    video is appreciated. i get the generall idea, but it is too low-res to make out what you are typing into the terminal. maybe something better than 480p…

    great post.

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  2. Chris says:

    What if you have your system set to open items with a single click?

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  3. kaddy says:

    a useless feature in my opinion…. you already have preview thumbnails of images in nautilus… why would you want to use sushi to preview what you already are able to see…….. and why would you want to preview a video when it is quicker to just click the video and open it with video player to get a preview of what it is then close it etc….. sigh

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    dushy Reply:

    It may be useless for you but not for everyone. I have folders set in Detail view where the file thumbnails are too small. I was waiting for this feature desperately for several years. And you should try to use it!!! Previewing audio files through sushi is much faster than double clicking and playing and than closing the player

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    ace Reply:

    I agree with dushy.

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  4. bob says:

    Do I need to add a PPA for this? I’m in natty, and apt tells me it can’t locate the package.

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  5. Michael says:

    This works fine with most file types on Ubuntu 11.10, but with Office files it only shows big filetype logos (eg W for .doc files). It just so happens these are precisely the files I need to preview more efficiently. I installed unoconv just in case but nothing changed. Any ideas?

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  6. s says:

    yeah, office files prewies sux. Acctualy it is what i need most of all

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