Yes Thilo, there is a way. It will require a bit of command line wizardry though. As long as you're not allergic you can do the following:
- Open Terminal.app
Change directories to the location of the file you want to view using QuickLook.
- For example, if the file you want to view using QuickLook is on your desktop you would type: "
cd ~/Desktop" (no quotes, caps matter, and ~ is a shortcut to your home directory).
Now type: "qlmanage -p filename.pdf" (replacing
filename with the name of your file and
pdf with the extension of your file).
A new icon will appear in your Dock called "qlmanage". This is the helper application that is usually launched headlessly by the Finder. By launching it from the command line it becomes accessible via the Dock, Command-Tab etc.
Just for the record (and the curios) this little application is stored deep in the OS where mortals are not meant to tread at this location: