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

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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 ...
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QuickLook and plist files

I have the latest Xcode installed, but I can't "quicklook" plist files (I mean they appear as an xml file instead of a table). Is this normal?
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Configure QuickLook to open particular files

I'm wondering if there's a way to get QuickLook open up files it doesn't recognize. For example, I'd like to be able to have QuickLook view .mailsignature files in the basic text viewer. Any ...
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How to open a file in the default application for it directly from QuickLook?

Is there a way to open a file straight from QuickLook? I have a directory containing symlinks to the PDF files I usually refer to. I cannot copy the files locally and I must use symlinks. When I need ...
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Select text in a Quick Look window?

Is there any possibility (default write, or something else) to copy text directly from a quick look window? It annoys me that i cannot select and copy text snippets directly from Quick Look. Thanks ...
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Is is possible to adjust QuickLook windows so they always float in front of other windows?

How can I make QuickLook window in Lion (Mountain Lion) stay on top of all other windows regardless of current active app? QL worked that way in 10.6.8 after applying the following string via ...
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Why are text files not supported by Quicklook?

So I know some questions have already been asked about this like Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions? and QuickLook for files with no extension or an unknown ...
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Are there QuickLook plugins that show more details about Applications? (.app)

Is there a better QuickLook plugin than the built-in for quicklooking applications? Something that would show more of the info define in Foobar./Contents/Info.plist, like version number and bundle ...
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QuickLook stopped working

What might cause quicklook to 'freeze', as it were. quicklook has gone south to some degree, some files are QL-able, other not, and we're speaking of the apple plug-in type (pdfs, txt, jpg, etc.) ...
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Default list of Quicklook Plugins for a fresh LION install? What QL plugins “should be” in /System/Library/Quicklook/?

This is an easy one for you all. I simply need people to list what Quicklook plugins they have installed in /System/Library/QuickLook. I ask because I have a QL plugin named: Icon.qlgenerator in my ...
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Is there a way to completely reset / regenerate Quick Look preferences (system-wide)?

Quick Look fails to work on many file types that actually have Quick Look plugins and I fear that some file clobbering has occurred during my last two OS upgrades. When Quick Look fails, the Quick ...
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How do I keep QTKitServer (QuickLook Helper) CPU usage from exploding out of control? OR How do I disable QuickLook entirely?

I've been watching lots of .MKVs lately, opened from the Finder. In Column View, when you single-click any file, QuickLook will load a viewable thumbnail into the next column over. This causes ...
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QuickLook HTML plugin?

I'm looking for a plugin that will display me the text of HTML files in QuickLook rather than a preview of the rendered HTML. Does anyone know of such a plugin?
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Snow Leopard Server - Error uploading videos to wiki from IE

We are running a Mac server (10.6) in our school district to share videos that teachers have created. I have found that Internet Explorer and Firefox could have a problem viewing the videos, but have ...
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com.apple.qtkitserver CPU usage on OS X Lion

I'm on Lion 10.7.3 and every now and then, com.apple.qtkitserver hogs my CPU @ 100% for a little less than a minute, especially when there's something happening on Finder. I know that QTKitServer is ...
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Does Mail Quick Look follow redirects when viewing webpages?

When a phishing email presents a link, they often send you to a webpage that redirects you to another webpage that they harvest your data from. Does the Quick Look feature in Mail follow these ...
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Is there an .ogg plugin for quicklook?

Is there one of these? I could not find one with a basic search on google. If not, is it possible to make it look and behave exactly like the default audio quicklook in objective-C?
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QuickLook doesn’t work with Chat transcript files

Trying to use QuickLook for Chat transcript files isn’t working anymore on my machine. First it takes >10 seconds to load (for files <20KB) - and then when it does finally load, it’s just an ...
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How to enable Antialiasing in Finder's preview column and QuickLook?

The title pretty much says it all, plain text files are a bit annoying to read on QuickLook (and to preview on finder's preview column) due to a lack of antialiasing. On the General preference panel ...
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Quicklook is broken in Lion

[Turns out this is known bug #9536151] I have a strange issue with Quicklook in Lion. This is on a clean install and happens with more than one user. It also isn't fixed if I clean out the Quicklook ...
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How can I get TextMate's QuickLook plugin to render HAML and YML files?

TextMate's QL generators are supposed to render QL views for files that TM recognizes, while TM is open. Out of the box, it only renders the basic ones (C, Perl, etc), but this article on Ciaran ...
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How can I activate the text preview in Finder's column view for an arbitrary filetype or document type

I really like the preview functionality that Finder offers in the last column of the column view. However, not all filetypes or document types are associated with a preview. For example when I have ...
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This PDF displays with question marks instead of letters

Something is wrong with the rendering of this PDF in Preview (or Quick Look). This is how it looks: I can see it in Adobe Reader on Windows. I'm not sure what font it is using, and I have Office ...
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Can I detach the QuickLook window from the Finder?

I use QuickLook a lot to quickly open PDF files. I like the speed and clutter-free presentation more than using Preview. But unfortunately, it is tied to the Finder and disappears when I change to ...
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Is there a way to make QuickLook display a hex dump preview of files for which no other preview is defined?

This question has two parts, I suppose. Is there a way to assign a default case to QuickLook (if no other preview applies, use this one) and is there a good hex-dump QuickLook preview?