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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 6.app/Contents/Library/...