Gloobus-Preview 0.03.2 (NOW IN DEB)

If the key combo doesn’t run, just run these two command from a terminal:

gconftool-2 -s --type string /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_1 "gloobus-preview"
gconftool-2 -s --type string /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_1 "<Control>space"

Hey Guys!
I’ve released a new version of gloobus-preview, now in deb package so it’s very easy to install. And it adds the keybinding too!

Too run it: ctrl+c, then ctrl+space

– Polymorphism in Interface and plugins
– added “make plugins” in makefile so they all can be compiled with one line (For changes in interface.cpp/ interface.h)
– Launch the default application with “enter” key
– Added Subtitles (.srt) preview
– Added Close Button
– Added iMovie Plugin !!
– Create GloobusWin class so now its easy to create windows
– Menu added (Blog, Donate, Report Bug, Quit)
– Seek Bars in both iMusic and iMovie

And you can download it from here:

Gloobus-Preview 0.03.1 RELEASE

Hi!! as I said, here you have new Gloobus-Preview Release!!!

ChangeLog Gloobus-Preview 0.03.1
– iComic (cbz and cbr)
– iPdf solved som bugs
– Shadow in the application
– iMp3 with ogg support
– iDocument fixed a very annoing warning
– iFolder

Installation Instructions Inside the file! (32bits and 64bits versions)

Download Link:

(It is also in launchpad but I can see the dowload count here)



Hey guys!! Good news! I’ve found that nowplaying screenlet is not working anymore as expected, and well, screenlets has been abandoned so I decided to create CoverGloobus, a standalone application to see what is playing in the your favourite music player!!

Now it only works for banshee and the ratings are still not 100% working!! but well, I’m in good progress

I also want it to be compatible with NowPlaying themes.

I must say thanks to magicrobotmonkey and Whise cause I used their code a lot!!

Here you have a screenshoot!covergloobus

Default Plugin


Here comes some screenshoots (Sorry for the bad editing) of the new Default plugin, it loads the thumbnail if it can, and if can’t then, it loads the default theme icon.

I’ll add some information below to se some properties of the file, like size, mime type and whatever you like!!

Next Steps in the development stage:

1. Add pause/play button to mp3 plugin

2. Try to develop mpg plugin

3. Solve cairo issues…

4. Who knows 😀

I hope you like it!!


New Preview Progress

Hi Again!!

Progress in the new preview application!!

Now I can load MP3 and render text in a scrollable window, this text can be colored if a parser is used (I won’t do this by now, so if anyone of you wants… there is a plugin for osx quicklook that does it.. I just need a gtkbuffertext) i can be coded as a plugin.

When I have all this more stable I’ll post a developer guide on how to develop plugins, like I said now is very easy!!!! very very, for example, to develop a plugin that just shows an image (gimp, psd or whatever) the plugin must inhert the class iImage and develop the funciton GtkPixbuf * get_pixbuf(); easy as this!!

For a text, the same, just develop a plugin that inherts iText and has the a function GtkTextBuffer * get_text_buffer();

For Mp3.. well two more functions inhert class iMusic and have get_pixbuf(); play_music(), stop_music(), get_artist(), get_album()… do you get it?

Here you have the two screenshots:

and remember that you can donate here:



In the new version there will be fullscreen option for preview! you can use ‘F’ key to toggle fullscreen or use the button situated at the bottom of the file! 😉

It still have some issues in some computers that it goes into fullscreen modes but suddenly it exits its mode and gets still maximized… I keep looking and hope I find why it happens

I hope in this new version I’ll add the iFont plugins that renders the ttf fonts and show a preview of them.

If I can add mouse interaction it will be a  major update.

REQUEST: I need a good looking scrollbar (bar and arrows) to put down and scroll the files with it (like quicklook) so if anyone of you wants to send me some images I’ll be very happy!!

See you!