How to Install qView on Fedora 37/36/35

qView is a free, open-source image viewer designed to be minimal and space-efficient with super-fast opening images. The image viewer features no cluttered interface, just your image with a title bar containing features such as animated GIF controls for easy viewing on any device. For more information about what qView features and looks like before installing it, visit the qView website, which features some great examples of the image viewer in action.

In the following small tutorial, you will learn how to install qView on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux desktop using the command line terminal with tips about installing the alternative development version and removing the application if required in the future.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid potential conflict issues during the installation.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

#1st Method – Install qView – Fedora Repository

The first installation option is the DNF package manager, the easiest and quickest method.

Run the following command to install the software.



sudo dnf install qview -y

For a more up-to-date version, I recommend the following method for users especially fond of using Flatpak.

#2nd Method – Install qView – Flatpak/Flathub Repository

The second option is to use the Flatpak package manager. Flatpak should already be pre-installed on your Fedora 36 desktop unless you have removed it. Flatpaks are often ahead if the maintainer is active.

First, re-install the Flatpak manager if it was removed previously.

sudo dnf install flatpak -y

For users re-installing Flatpak, I would recommend rebooting your system. Failure to do this can occur with odd issues, such incorrect paths for icons.

sudo reboot

SKIP THE REBOOT IF FLATPAK IS INSTALLED.

Next, you need to enable Flatpack using the following command in your terminal.



sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Now install using the following flatpak command.

flatpak install flathub com.interversehq.qView -y

If the above command does not work and you receive the “error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can’t fetch summary from disabled remote ‘flathub’ use the following command.

sudo flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub

Launch qView on Fedora Linux

After the installation, you can run the application by following the path.

Activities > Show Applications > qView

Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.

Example:



launch qView from application menu on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux

The first time you open qView, you will be prompted by a welcome message where you can set user-defined customization settings.

Example:

Example of qView open on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux.

Once configured, you can begin using the application for your images.

Example:

Example of qView image open on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux.

Update qView on Fedora Linux

Depending on the method of installation used, the following commands can be used to update. More than likely, you have desktop GUI auto-updates and notifications set up. I advise newer users to run these commands to ensure their system updates correctly.

DNF Update Method

sudo dnf update --refresh

Flatpak Update Method

flatpak update

Remove qView on Fedora Linux

Users no longer interested in having the image viewer installed, use the command to remove the note app that matches your installation.



DNF Remove Method

sudo dnf autoremove qview -y

Flatpak Remove Method

flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.interversehq.qView

Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-up.

flatpak remove --unused


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