Quick Look is the innovative technology that gives you a sneak peek of entire files — even multiple-page documents and video — without opening them. All you have to do is select a file in the Finder and press the Space bar. An elegant transparent window appears, showing you the contents of the file instantly. It’s great when you’re looking for something specific but don’t have time to open lots of files to find it. And now, a modified Quick Look software for Linux has comes! It called Gloobus .

Gloobus 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, 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 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 TXT , PDF, JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD, MP3, OGG, MPG, WMV, XCF It has a sleek black interface which will put your files in focus

How to install it?

Open your terminal and paste this following commands:

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/gloobus/ubuntu jaunty main” >> /etc/apt/sources.list’
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 0624A220

Then install Gloobus with this following command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gloobus-preview && sudo apt-get upgrade

After Gloobus is successfully installed on your computer, restart your nautilus by using this command:

nautilus -q
nautilus &

If you lazy enough for typing those commands on the terminal, you can simply download all of the installation files here:

Want to add more cool features like iTunes coverflow?

Download it from here: http://jordihp.deviantart.com/art/Gloobus-0-4-123645797

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