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Old 06-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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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)
Old 06-29-2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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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
Old 07-10-2006, 09:06 AM   #3
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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:
||                    |                        |
||                    |   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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