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LibreOffice file thumbnails in Mac OS X?

asked 2018-12-18 04:49:34 +0100

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updated 2020-08-04 17:13:59 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Are there any plans to add LibreOffice file thumbnails in platform-standard file browsers? Such as macOS's Finder, or Windows' File Explorer (formerly Windows Explorer), or any of the common Linux ones? I'm particularly interested in macOS, since that's the platform I noticed it on - but as I was browsing around my files, I noticed that a .xlsx that was in the same directory as one of my .ods spreadsheets showed a small preview of the file, with all the colored columns and patterns of the document I was looking for. It was a fantastic help to finding the file I wanted, whereas the .ods displayed a, well, rather bland large LibreOffice icon. It's a great icon, guys! But it'd be awesome to have file browser file thumbnails to help you identify the document or project you're looking for.

Just my two cents - and while you're at it, maybe someway to visually distinguish whether or not you're looking at a .xls, .xlsx, .ods, or .csv file...?

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answered 2018-12-18 10:29:21 +0100

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updated 2019-03-04 20:47:28 +0100

On macOS this feature is called QuickLook.

LO tracker has an open feature request #35361 dating back to 2011 with currently 22 people in cc:

I couldn't agree more that this should be considered basic functionality and should be addressed sooner than later. Sadly there's a huge lack of macOS developers in the LO dev department.

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