Quick Look allows Finder and various other apps to preview files quickly.

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In MacOSX 10.10.2 the finder's preview function is not working

In MacOSX 10.10.2 the finder's preview function is not working. If I select some image or pdf files I cannot see file's preview and only see wait logo. How can I fix these error? I found some ...
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Updating to OS X 10.10.2 broke Quick Look previews for HTML files

After updating to OS X 10.10.2, I can no longer use Quick Look on HTML files – I just get a blank preview window, and the issue persists through a reboot. But all other files types work fine. Is ...
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Quicklook plugin giving problems

10.8.6 mountain lion I see the beachball and the console shows this each time 1/31/15 7:19:10 PM quicklookd[159] [QL] Can't get plugin bundle info at /Applications/Sibelius ...
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Any way to see waveform when using Quick Look on an audio file?

Are there any plugins that will allow me to see a waveform when using Quick Look on an audio file? (I'm using Yosemite.)
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Disable Quicklook for certain filetypes

We have a few Mac's that choke on folders that have a lot of .TIFF files in them. The quicklookd process, and Quicklook Helper processes skyrocket in RAM and CPU usage. I'd like to keep quicklook ...
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Saving /private/tmp

Something on my Mac keeps deleting the /private/tmp directory. I first noticed this was happening as I was investigating high CPU usage. The Console was full of errors like the following: 1/10/15 ...
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how to Quick Look text files with custom file extensions in Finder

When I have .txt files or .py files, I can Quick Look those files in Finder. I have .jl files that are codes written in the Julia Language. Of course they are text files. They will open in a text ...
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Yosemite: Quick Look previews are transparent

Since Yosemite i'm having this strange problem with Quick Look (giving previews of files when pressing the space bar): whenever i preview my files they are displayed transparently. Pretty irritating ...
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Quick look .url saved webpages as rendered HTML

I thought this was already possible in earlier versions of OS X but Yosemite seems to be missing the 'Web.qlgenerator' quick look plugin (or at least I am) How do you enable .url quick look to see ...
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Is there a free QuickLook plug-in for CAD files (3D models)?

Mac OS X QuickLook supports the Collada interchange format with .dae file extension out of the box. There is CaniVIZ 3D Preview available for 59$ and there are free standalone viewers for CAD/3D ...
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How can I see which QuickLook plugin is responsible for which data type?

Sometimes, QuickLook doesn't work right with certain file types, even though it should. Or a file now looks different in QuickLook than it used to. How to find out which QuickLook plugin, or ...
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Why does my QuickLook show text files with a strange font, and how do I make it stop?

After updating to Yosemite*, I noticed that QuickLook now displays .txt and .log files like this: It still displays .plist files and other textual files like one would expect, with a small ...
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com.apple.quicklook.satellite problem with CoreData on Networked Home Directories

I have a fully controllable test network set up to work this issue I've had each time I set up my SOHO network. The network now consists of a 2010 MacMini server, using RAID0, running 10.9.4 and ...
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View thumbnail cache in osx

Is it possible to somehow see the cached files by quicklook? I have found that some data is stored in /private/var/folders/xx/xxxxxxx/x/com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache In here I found a ...
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Quick Look keeps popping up

I use the spacebar to preview some files with Quick Look and when I'm done with it I close the preview window. Sometimes when I change desktops the preview window will pop up again (empty) and when I ...
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Video (.mp4) playing in QuickTime but not in Finder Quick Look or iTunes

I just used ffmpeg to convert a video file's container from .mkv to mp4 (just changed the container; didn't re-encode). The resulting mp4 vid plays well on QuickTime and am very pleased with the ...
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QuickLook blanks when displaying some images

When using QuickLook to quickly look through multiple images (pressing space and then using the arrow keys to navigate), some images will not get displayed by QuickLook when hitting them up a second ...
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Remove Quicklook Syntax Highlighting with TextMate2?

I recently installed TextMate2 Alpha and it comes with a Syntax Highlighting plugin for the OS X QuickLook. Can it be disabled without removing TextMate?
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QuickLook set app to display preview

Is it possible to set the app that displays the QuickLook preview in OS X? I'm developing iOS apps and I have Xcode installed, but when I open the QuickLook preview of a Source-Code file, the ...
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Quicklook stopped working with xcode's .m and .h file suddenly

A week ago, quicklook stopped working with .m and .h files. Instead, it's showing me a .m or .h thumbnail. I think that day a message box popped up and I didn't read it — I answered the question ...
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How to add custom extension for QuickLook?

Does anybody know of a method of previewing .WebM files in QuickLook? I've searched on google but didn't find anything helpful.
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Quick Look sometimes shows blank panel in Mavericks

I have OSX 10.9.2 and on some photos the Preview shows blank panel instead of the image. Sometimes it opens the image, other times it's blank (for the same image). I can't find similar reports on ...
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Force Quick Look to treat .in files like .txt files

I would like Quick Look to treat files that have .in extension like regular text files, meaning show me the contents of the file after I click spacebar on them. How can I configure my system to work ...
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Quick Look a URL via a script (Applescript, Automator, Shell…)?

Lion added the ability to Quick Look a URL in an application (like Mail.app). I would like to use that functionality from a script. Is that possible?
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Feasible to check out XML file from QuickLook?

How can I use QuickLook to check out XML file? I just want to quickly check out the contents of a file and don't have to open it in a format that can be subsequently modified, such as in TextEdit or ...
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How can I get quicklook to ignore network volumes?

How can I modify com.apple.qtkitserver.sb to ignore a certain network volume? For example, I don't want quicklook to build previews of graphic assets that are on a server. When I access a netatalk ...
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Can I tag a file from Quick Look?

I'd be able to very quickly tag a bunch of photos for later processing.
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QuickLook file associations

Typing $ qlmanage -m plugins will give me a list of QuickLook plugins and their associated MIME type (at least I think it's a MIME type): plugins: org.openxmlformats.presentationml.slideshow -> ...
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Perian gave Finder broken 'click to preview' UI feature. Now, how do I get rid of it?

I understand that Perian is (a) not being developed by its creators anymore and (b) it doesn't work on 10.9/Mavericks even though someone appears to releasing updates to it on GitHub (gathering from ...
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How can I rotate my images directly from the finder?

I would like to rotate my images directly from the Finder. The best would be one of these: a button to click in the menu bar of every Finder's window a button to click in Quicklook But, if it ...
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QuickLook generator for markdown only recognises *.markdown

I have started using markdown for simple texts, writing in TextWrangler. I am quite happy to use Finder and QuickLook to preview the file and have installed the QLMarkdown.qlgenerator but it only ...
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Quick Look support for non-native video files (.avi, .mkv) on Mavericks

In the past, we've been able to get codecs for DivX/XviD/MPEG4 and support for containers like AVI, MKV in Mac OS X's Quick Look feature using Perian (as per this question). As noted on the Perian ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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How do I change the speed of Quick Look Slideshow?

I use Quick Look to go through photos quickly, and I thought the slideshow feature could come in handy if I can change the duration of each photos shown. ...
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Copy Text from Quicklook

In previous versions of OS X a plist addition to com.apple.finder (outlined here for instance) could be used to enable select and copy in quicklook previews. This (hidden) feature doesn't appear to ...
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FLAC audio support for OS X 10.9

Someone please remind me of what software I need to install to get as full support for FLAC audio as possible. I've figured out how to do this, and then forgotten again, perhaps a dozen times over ...
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GIF super slow on Quick Look

Mountain Lion got animated GIF support for Quick Look, but the animations show as slowmotion. It renders very slow even if the GIF has a fast frame rate. Is there any way to improve this or replace ...
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Launch quicklook from the command line in full screen mode

Is it possible to launch quicklook from the command line in full screen? qlmanage does not seem to have any option for that.
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View .mkv in quicklook

Is there any plugin (or other way), to add support for mkv files in quicklook? In my searches, the way I found of doing it involves installing perian, which I’d really prefer not to do for a number of ...
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Activating Quick Look Using The Trackpad In OS X?

Quick Look is very useful when wanting to preview documents and files without opening them in separate applications. I know that you can trigger Quick Look by highlighting a file in Finder and ...
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How to get a document to display its contents in quick look

Is there a way to associate a file type (*.md from Github) in a such a way that its contents are 'visible' with OS X's quick look? I've associated the extension (*.md) with TextMate, but this doesn't ...
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What are the default QuickLook plugins in /System/Library/QuickLook/ under OS X 10.8?

I want to see if I have any extra .qlgenerator files there, or if I'm missing any. If someone with a recent or (better yet) new clean install could list the files in that folder, OR if anyone knows ...
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How to add Quick Look support for OpenDocument file formats?

I prefer OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice to MS Office because MS Office is expensive. But OS X Quick View functionality that allows a preview of a file by taping space bar doesn't show an OpenDocument ...
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Use Quicklook to see the Content of .JSON files?

Currently, I can use the space bar to preview a number of files such as .txt, .css, .html etc in Quick Look. I cannot, however, see the actual contents of a .json file. Is there any possible way to ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 QuickLook Causing CPU & Temperature Spikes

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to random processes using 100%+ CPU. Commonly the problem occurs with the process QuickLookSatellite-general, but it is not ...
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How to get Quick Look to print PDF files double-sided?

My default printer's default settings are to print double-sided. It works well in all apps, due to system-wide preferences… with the exception of Quick Look: when I open a file with Quick Look ...
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Working Quick Look Plugins For Mountain Lion

Trying to find reliable info on working quicklook plugins for Mountain Lion. I'd like to at least find working ones for colour code syntax highlight in source code previews, and preview plain text ...
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How to share from QuickLook to Google+

QuickLook lets you quickly share, say, photos to facebook, twitter, airdrop, ichat, and flickr. And that's it. How can I add Google+ to the list?
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Finder doesn't show thumbnail previews for RAW files

Since I upgraded to Lion (10.7.5), Finder doesn't display thumbnail previews of ARW files. ARW is a Sony RAW image format (in my case files were produced by Sony NEX-5 camera). Finder used to display ...
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Mountain Lion way to QuickLook folders

The freeware Folder.qlgenerator was already broken by Lion. defaults write QLEnableXRayFolders -bool true does not appear to work in ML. Does anyone have a replacement solution? I’m looking ...