Re: preview files in Nautilus ?

On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 22:41 +0300, Paul Ionescu wrote:
> Hi all,
> I remember some years ago, there was an option that enables preview of a
> file while hoovering with the mouse over it. 
> And even better, if the file was a sound, then you could hear it in, and
> if the file was a movie, you could see a preview of the movie.
> In KDE it still exists (with the exception that movies are not previewed)
> How can I enable this functionality in Nautilus ?
> I would also prefer that the preview should be selectable in the left part
> or Nautilus, or like a tool-tip.
> I searched this list but I found no answer.

We do currently support audio on-hover, if esd is enabled. 

We have had long discussions on some form of preview, but as yet we have
not come up with a version that we think is ok. The hover-popup version
for instance is very irritating in that you can't leave the mouse
anywhere and it keeps popping up for people when they don't want to.

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