Proposal: Sushi installed by default as file previewer

I propose that we install gnome-sushi by default.

Sushi is a file previewer for nautilus. It can be activated by pressing the spacebar when a file is selected. Sushi has been a part of core GNOME since GNOME 3.2. It is described in the default user help bundled with GNOME. (The Ubuntu docs are modified to mention that it needs to be installed before using it.)

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I proposed this years ago but never finished following up. One change since then is that Sushi no longer uses musicbrainz so there are no dependencies in universe any more.


Thanks, jbicha. I just installed it, and I like it after playing with it for a couple of minutes. It is making me think… weren’t there more file preview functions built into Nautilus in the past? It seems that MacOS has had this covered for a long time, so It would be great that we had something predictable and dependable in Ubuntu as well. I had to look for Sushi in Synaptic. It didn’t show up anywhere else.