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edgjerp 06-28-2006 10:08 AM

previews with file metainfo
 
on my desktop computer running mandriva 2006, when I point on a file, I get a preview of the contents including modified date, id3 info for mp3s, exif info for digicam images etc. on my laptop running fc5 I do not have this, but I want to change that. my question is: is this a more or less specific feature of mandriva, or am I simply missing the right package? if so, which one. (they both use kde)

nilleso 06-29-2006 08:47 PM

that feature has been a part of kde for a few versions I think. Not sure about FC5. Check to make sure you have file preview set up like here

edgjerp 07-10-2006 09:06 AM

that setting makes icons preview file content, but what I am looking for is more, if you point on a file with a very long name, the full name appears as a tooltip. for example: if I point on a movie, foo.avi I might get something like this:
Code:

_______________________________________________
||                    |                        |
||                    |  foo.avi              |
||                    |  Microsoft AVI movie  |
||                    |  <modified date>      |
||                    |  1:36:42              |
||    preview        |  27 frames/second    |
||                    |                        |
||____________________|  video encoding: xvid  |
|                        audio encoding: mp3  |
|                        576x384              |
|                                              |
|______________________________________________|

information possibly in a different order, maybe a few more/other details depending on file type and what has been included in the metadata tag of the file.


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