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

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View thumbnail cache in OS X

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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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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import file view on Mac El Capitan Not there

Not sure what this view is called but when importing a file from computer to the internet I no longer have this type of viewing option (see photo), is there way to have it appear this way?
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Viewer for excel files

Other than openoffice, can you suggest a light free viewer for excel files?
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Non-debug qlmanage

I've got a bash alias set up in my terminal, alias quicklook='qlmanage -p ', in order to easily quicklook files from the terminal, but the output bugs me. Testing Quick Look preview with files: ...
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Quicklook for fullscreen terminal

I recently realized you can use quicklook from the command line. Here's the example: qlmanage -p somefile.txt >& /dev/null & When this command is invoked quicklook opens its popup *in a ...
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Stand-alone QuickLook app?

Is there any stand-alone QuickLook viewer? I've seen File Viewer, but I would like it to have a reload button (or automatic reload) and the ability to hide the toolbars. Even better if it has tabs.
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Reassociating QuickLook file associations

Today I noticed the QuickLook feature stopped displaying .jpg, .png, and .pdf file previews. Desktop icons for these types don't show thumbnails. Pressing SPACE with the file selected in Finder just ...
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Yosemite: Corrupt quick look images

Ever since my transition to 10.10.5 Yosemite, quick look keeps corrupting the preview images every now and then. Sometimes is persists until reboot, other times it goes away after a while. The image ...
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Finder/Quicklook Bug (File Icon Previews Not Working)

My Macbook has suddenly stopped generating preview icon of all file types. So all files are now replaced by their respective generic file type icons (see picture attached). Moreover, when I quicklook ...
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In OS X 10.10.2 the Finder's Preview function is not working

In OS X 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 solution ...
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How to package Quicklook plugins for AppStore

I developed a bunch of specialized Quicklook plugins and would like to share them through the App store. Is there a way of packaging them and distributing them through the App Store?
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Preview accessing closed files (El Cap 10.11.3)

on El Cap (I noticed this since upgrade to 10.11.3) Preview keeps accessing closed PDF files, which means I cannot empty the trash. In fact the problem exists even if Preview is not running. I open ...
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QuickLook process has a file open multiple times

I was cleaning up my Mac (on El Capitan 10.11.2), and I tried to delete some obscure old Word file. When I clicked on "empty trash", it gave me the message that the file was being used. I didn't know ...
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10.11.2: QuickLook and thumbnails crashing finder

I have a strange problem: Finder crashes ("not responding") after performing one of these: pressing space on a file that can be previewed with QuickLook, e.g. a sound file or an image simply ...
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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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Disable video preview/quicklook in Finder

Playing video within QuickTime or "Finder preview" crashes my OS X (10.9, Maverick). I simply want to disable this feature, even if it means disabling all filetype preview (picture, video, mail, ...
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QuickLook does not preview .txt files

I have the problem that QuickLook does not allow me to preview .txt files, despite being plain text. For instance here you see—no preview. Pressing Space does not help However, Spotlight does ...
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What formats does Quick Look for iOS support for presenting 3D information?

I want to present some 3D models to my clients via email. I don't know what apps they have installed and I can't have then install any apps, most of them have a strict app policy. What 3D formats ...
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Copy text from quick look in El Capitan?

I used to be able to just quicklook files and copy the text directly from there, removing the need to launch applications to open it which is just awesome, however, it doesn't seem to work in El ...
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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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How can I quickly preview non-Quick Look compatible videos? [duplicate]

Before Yosemite, I used to be able, using Quick Look, to view the contents of a folder as a list, and then move up or down with the arrow keys, while in Quick Look mode, to quickly review video files. ...
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Why can't Quick Look open .mov files? [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, I couldn't seem to see this asked anywhere. I can't seem to use Quick Look to open a .mov file. Mov files, according to Wikipedia, were developed by Apple for ...
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Is it possible to extend Quick Look to support h.265?

H.265 (or HEVC) is the official successor to H.264, with a significant reduction in bitrate for the same picture quality. However it's not supported widely yet, including in Quicktime, iTunes or ...
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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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Have Quick Look Treat a New File Extension as .plist

I have a file with extension .whatever and I want to tell Quick Look that it's a binary plist. How can I add a new extension? I see this plugin for text files, but I'd imagine that there's an easier ...
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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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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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Quick Look stopped showing .tex documents

I asked the following question on the TeX forum and was told to ask on an Apple forum instead: I often use Mac OS's Quick Look (pressing the spacebar while a file is highlighted in Finder) to preview ...
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Quick Look - keyboard shortcuts to navigate video?

I'm wondering if there's a keyboard shortcut when you're viewing a video in Quick Look to rewind or fast forward? The dedicated keyboard buttons and the the usual Quicktime shortcuts (left/right ...
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Add arbitary extension to QuickLook text preview

I was trying to restore a .conf file from Time Machine and QuickLook does not display the file as text. A bit of digging, and I came up with this answer QuickLook Uniform Type Identifier How can I ...
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Quick Look sometimes shows blank panel in Mavericks [duplicate]

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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Enable Quick Look for text files without the .txt extension

Doing Quick Look on .txt files if very convenient (select in Finder and press space). Is there a way to enable Quick Look for other text files which don't have the .txt extension (e.g., .strings ...
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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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Quick look doesn't work in spotlight

When I use spotlight (on Yosemite 10.10.2), Quick Look doesn't display a preview in the right panel anymore. Only when I click on a folder in the left panel it displays the contents of the map in the ...
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Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
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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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Preventing Icon Previews on Network Volumes

Anyone that's tried to connect to a remote drive with a lot of images or movies on it knows that the Finder just falls to pieces when you do, as it hammers the server with requests to generate all the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...