I have to admit that one of the things that Windows and OS X has overcome in Ubuntu is on the subject of thumbnails or thumbnails, a visual nonsense that are tremendously effective as it allows us to view the contents of the document without even opening it. While it is true that during the latest versions Ubuntu has greatly improved this, there are still certain files, such as LibreOffice documents that cannot be viewed directly. This difference occurs after installing operating systems, but in the case of Ubuntu we have many tools that we can install later and make document thumbnails present in our Ubuntu.
in the Ubuntu Software Center There are many programs that can make us have thumbnails of our documents but perhaps the most effective and simple tool is the one created by El Atareao. In its repository has uploaded this tool that is available to all and that after a simple installation and two more steps we will have this ability of document thumbnails in our Ubuntu.
To be able to install this tool we only need to add the El Atareao repository to our system and then use the apt-get command, so we open a terminal and type the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/thumbnailers sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lothumbnailers
After that the installation will start and after a few seconds it will be ready, but that does not mean that the installation is finished. We will now need to clear the thumbnail cache and restart Nautilus for the thumbnails to appear. Thus, in the same terminal we write the following:
rm ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory/* rm ~/.cache/thumbnails/large/* rm ~/.cache/thumbnails/normal/* killall nautilus
Conclusion on this type of miniatures
With that we will already have thumbnails of our documents, text files, spreadsheets, presentations, etc … which will allow us to view the contents of our documents without having to open them and thus be more efficient when using Ubuntu.
More information – the Atareao