Gloobus preview is a part of Gloobus Project
IRC channel: #gloobus @ irc.freenode.net
Gloobus-preview is an extension of Gnome designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file.
Ever been annoyed by those tiny miniatures of your files that are helpless. Outraged by the fact that there's no miniature for half of the file formats you're using. Excruciated by the painful loading time to see if you're dealing with the right file?
Hail to Gloobus-preview, for tis' is the Holy Grail of preview! Designed as an extendable, standards-compliant previewer , so that it plays nice with Gnome and can be easily extended to support any kind of file, Gloobus-preview enables instant previewing of your files, without even having to open them.
Hit space, and BANG, here's the content of your file, displayed as it would if it was opened.
Currently, Gloobus supports:
Source: C++, JAVA, PHP, SH, PYTHON,
Images: JPG, PSD, XCF, PNG, GIF, SVG, ICNS
Documents: PDF, CBR, CBZ, DOC, ODF, XLS, ODS, PPT, ODP
Music: MP3, OGG, MP4, MIDI, WAV
Video: MPG, AVI, OGG, FLV, WVM, MKV
Other: Folders, Plain text files
It has a sleek black interface which will put your files in focus
Please spread the word on forums, on planets, on your blog. We need documentation writers, translators, programmers, hackers, evangelists. If you don't have time to help, you can also...
* show your support by donating a couple of €/£/$/whatever to the developpers: http://
* vote for us on Ubuntu Brainstorm: http://
Gloobus-preview is a preview software that lets you view files so quickly without having to open them in their normal software. It's inspired by Apple's "Quicklook".
Ubuntuforums Thread: http://
Arch Package: https:/
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1530925: Have to hold down the space bar to preview any file
Reported on 2016-01-04
Bug #1520534: Update README With Correct Dependency Info
Reported on 2015-11-27
Bug #1425229: Add option to show preview automatically (w/o pressing SPACE)
Reported on 2015-02-24
Bug #1408214: Package gloobus-sushi will remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop as well
Reported on 2015-01-07
Bug #1386461: Appearing in the corner, and then in the center
Reported on 2014-10-27
All questions Latest questions
gloobus preview + mate caja?
Posted on 2012-09-02
Status of Project, Compatibility ubuntu 10.4
Posted on 2011-11-26
Problem Compiling on LinuxMint Debian Edition
Posted on 2011-09-06
I downloaded Gloobus for ubuntu 11.04 and installed but it is not working.
Posted on 2011-05-18
Debian Squeeze Souce Dependencies
Posted on 2010-10-31
All blueprints Latest blueprints
use granite light window from elementary os
Registered on 2012-12-18
Add drag scrolling in Gloobus Preview
Registered on 2010-07-22
Add Zooming capability to Gloobus Preview
Registered on 2010-07-22
Make key bindings configurable
Registered on 2010-07-12
double click preview area to open document
Registered on 2010-04-28