Unity: Dash Gets A Cool New Previews Feature [Video] – Ubuntu 12.10 Development

A cool new feature has landed in the Unity Staging PPA, for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal: previews in Dash.With the new “previews” feature, you’ll be able to right click applications or files in Dash to get a preview, along with some extra information which depends on the item you’ve right clicked.For instance, right clicking an application displays a screenshot as well as user ratings, its description and so on. If the application is not installed, there’s also a button to install it directly from Dash, without using Ubuntu Software Center or, if it’s installed, you can launch or uninstall it:If you right click a music file or album from the music lens, you get a large album cover image as well as the available tracks and options to play it or show the files in folder:In my test, using the latest Unity from the Unity Staging PPA, the music starts playing in Rhythmbox and not in Dash, but hopefully users will be able to play the music directly in Dash, or at least preview it.Video: Unity with the new “previews” Dash featureHere’s a video I’ve recorded using the latest Unity from trunk with the new “previews” feature:(direct video link)Important: “previews”

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