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    Phoronix: KDE's Dolphin File Manager Can Now Show LibreOffice Document Previews

    Coming to KDE Applications 18.12, the Dolphin file manager will finally be able to show LibreOffice document previews as the icons...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Office-Preview

  • #2
    Sounds a bit unnecessary. An A4 page of text shrunk down to the size of a thumbnail/icon is completely unreadable. It just looks like a replacement icon for an unknown file type, with some unreadable garbage on it.

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    • #3
      Since we're here...
      Does anyone know if Dolphin can display MKV's cover arts ?
      https://www.matroska.org/technical/cover_art/index.html
      Like it's now possible in Windows' Explorer after you install K-lite codec pack probably because of the Icaros module:
      https://www.videohelp.com/software/Icaros
      For example:
      https://forum.videohelp.com/attachme...Untitled-1.jpg

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      • #4
        Originally posted by eydee View Post
        Sounds a bit unnecessary. An A4 page of text shrunk down to the size of a thumbnail/icon is completely unreadable. It just looks like a replacement icon for an unknown file type, with some unreadable garbage on it.
        Depends on your use case.

        I use 4k 1:1 no scaling @ 43". My viewport in LO and other editors is 2-5 A4 pages @ once.

        At resolution rich large thumbnails Im sure I would be able to distinguish each file.
        Last edited by ElectricPrism; 09-23-2018, 08:23 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eydee View Post
          Sounds a bit unnecessary. An A4 page of text shrunk down to the size of a thumbnail/icon is completely unreadable. It just looks like a replacement icon for an unknown file type, with some unreadable garbage on it.
          Just disable it for these filetypes if you don't want to see a preview. That's the beauty of KDE

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
            Since we're here...
            Does anyone know if Dolphin can display MKV's cover arts ?
            https://www.matroska.org/technical/cover_art/index.html
            Like it's now possible in Windows' Explorer after you install K-lite codec pack probably because of the Icaros module:
            https://www.videohelp.com/software/Icaros
            For example:
            https://forum.videohelp.com/attachme...Untitled-1.jpg
            I don't think it can.
            As far as i know there is no thumbnailer for videos by default.
            There is an "ffmpegthumbnailer" that you can easily install on any distribution that gives you thumbnails for videos, but not the cover art. It roughly takes a snapshot at whatever is around 20% of the video. You can find the code here: https://cgit.kde.org/ffmpegthumbs.gi...pegthumbnailer

            I think having cover art support in that plugin would be really great! Feel free to make a patch

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
              Since we're here...
              Does anyone know if Dolphin can display MKV's cover arts ?
              Try MovieThumbs : https://store.kde.org/p/1081129/
              It's also available for Plasma 5. I am very happy with it since years.

              With KDE4 times I was using another tool, which also came with a cover thumbnail service for dolphin.
              But this tool was even better. It was automatically adding tags of the movie (director, writers, stars, produces year, genre,...) found by imdb to Nepomuk (Baloo) and you were able to find similar movies just by a click at the tag in Dolphin.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eydee View Post
                Sounds a bit unnecessary. An A4 page of text shrunk down to the size of a thumbnail/icon is completely unreadable. It just looks like a replacement icon for an unknown file type, with some unreadable garbage on it.
                In the screenshot in Nate's blog post you can clearly differentiate the 5 files based on their covers, even if they aren't readable.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eydee View Post
                  Sounds a bit unnecessary. An A4 page of text shrunk down to the size of a thumbnail/icon is completely unreadable. It just looks like a replacement icon for an unknown file type, with some unreadable garbage on it.
                  That's a good reason to make good-looking first pages with graphics. Now get off your lazy ass and make memorable LO documents.

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                  • #10
                    Oooh that's pretty cool. A little useless for those who just write plain text, but for documents that involve images or special formatting, this could be pretty nifty.

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