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Universal Viewer

Konqueror can also serve as a viewer for a lot of file types. Click on an image and it will display the image in the current view. Click on a text file, it will show its contents. Same for postscript and DVI files, KOffice files, and others.

On the technical side, the very nice thing about this is that those viewers are not part of Konqueror and haven't been developed specifically for it.

Konqueror embeds components (parts) provided by other applications. The image-viewing part is KView, the text-viewing part is KWrite, the DVI viewer KDVI, the PostScript viewer KGhostview, and of course all KOffice documents are shown by their originating application.

Any new type of file you want to be able to display inside Konqueror, you just need to write a part and register it with a desktop file. No need to touch Konqueror in any case. Embedding parts from other applications is provided by the library called KParts.

Image Viewer

Image Viewer

Preview any type of image (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP) thanks to the KView component.

Word Viewer

Preview and Word document (MS Word or OpenDocument format) as well as the whole Calligra suite including spreadsheets, presentations, project planning, data management, vector graphics, etc.
Word Viewer
Presentation Viewer

Presentation Viewer

Preview any presentation be it in MS Powerpoint or OpenDocument format!

SVN Viewer

Work with SVN repositories right inside Konqueror. Commit revisions, add files, delete files, blame, view history, you name it!
SVN Viewer
Text Viewer

Text Viewer

View and edit text files right inside Konqueror with color-coding, code folding, spell check and most of the features you can find in Kate (KDE's text editor)

And more...

Basically every KDE application supporting KParts can be embedded into Konqueror.
PDF Viewer

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