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

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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?
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How do I get syntax highlighting of source code files within Quick Look back in Lion?

Source code files viewed using Quick Look on Snow Leopard had syntax highlighting. Unfortunately the syntax highlighting has disappeared on OS X Lion. Is there a way to get it back?
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Aperture (iPhoto) quick view

I’ve put all my photographs into Aperture’s photo library which means that in the Finder they are hidden in a special folder, making it virtually impossible to quickly browse the photos there. On the ...
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How can I disable media playback in Finder document icons?

I'm on Lion now, and hoped that Apple would have added the option to disable the quick preview buttons on the icons some way. Here's the problem I have: When I click on a video in Finder just to ...
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For applications that do not store Quick Look information within the file, where does Lion (or a Server) store that information?

Some applications can store Quick Look information (previews and thumbnails) within the file. Others can not. Two aspects to this question For a file that is local and without integral Quick Look ...
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Can Quick Look be made into an application to preview URLs in apps like Twitter?

Lion's improved Quick Look can now preview web pages. The full screen view and quick launching make it superb for peeking at a web page without having to launch a browser; which, in my case, always ...
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Finder Cover Flow Icon Preview not working

I'm not sure what happened but I noticed recently that the Cover Flow icon previews were missing from my files in Finder. I'm using OSX 10.6.7. See the screenshot below - I'm expecting a preview of ...
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Copying text from a file using Quick Look?

Anyone know of a way to simply select and copy text from a file open in Quick Look? Our project managers really enjoy sending out change requests as attached .doc files, and I'd really love to be ...
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MDS Error: /var/folders/lM

I've been getting this error coming up in my system log. Having looked around for an answer, two things came up commonly: a problem with the spotlight database(s), and permissions on those folders. ...
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Print .docx without Pages.app

Sometimes I simply want to print Microsoft Word documents. If I view them in Quick Look, they display as I would like to print them. However, when I try to print them from the Finder, it opens ...
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Customize Quick Look to allow me to view .yml files

I would like to use "space" to preview *.yml files directly out of the finder on Mac OS X. I think I have to tell finder to launch the text file quick view handler for files with that type and this ...
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Is there a Quick Look plug-in for ZIP files?

Is there a Quick Look plug-in that works with ZIP files, and that lists all the files contained in the archive? It is also fine if it list at least some of the files.
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Is it possible to set a Custom quick look preview image in OS X?

Is there any way to set a custom quick look image in OS X? I'd like a command line tool or applescript to change or embed a custom preview for a file using a jpeg.
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QuickLook for files with no extension or an unknown extension

I'm a programmer, and I find Mac's QuickLook a really great feature for quickly becoming familiar with a particular code base. Basically, I open up a Finder window in the directory where my code ...
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Quick Look won't play sound of .avi files

When I want to use Quick Look to quickly check if an .avi file is corrupt, or if the quality is alright, it does not play the sound anymore. Is there a way to enhance Quick Look with "proper" divx ...
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Is there a QuickLook app that will highlight search terms within MS Word documents?

I have a client with a large number of Word documents that he needs to be able to search. He's been using Spotlight and Quick Look, which has worked pretty well. He asked me if there was a way to ...
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Viewer for excel files

Other than openoffice, can you suggest a light free viewer for excel files?