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I want to open a file then move to the next one with a keystroke.

I don't want to install a separate image viewer only for this.

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You should install separate viewer for this... GIMP is designed for editing, anyway you could stil make script that could do something like this inside GIMP but I think that its not worth it compared to downloading new app. Do you have any package mgr? – Sampo Sarrala Aug 28 '12 at 12:58
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Your question is like asking how to use Photoshop as a simple image viewer. As Sampo said, GIMP is simply not designed for it. Using GIMP in this way is like using a car to go from the kitchen to the bathroom. You can do it, but it isn't really worth the trouble and it doesn't make the trip any easier.

Depending on what Linux distribution and Desktop Environment you use, you almost certainly already have an image viewer installed. Here are the defaults for some of the most popular Desktop Environments.

Gnome: eog
KDE: gwenview
XFCE: ristretto

One of these is sure to already be installed in your system.

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I installed feh. – dash17291 Aug 28 '12 at 20:39

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