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

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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?