Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

10

Isn't QuickLook enough? You could also try to upload them on Google Docs.


8

It looks like all the previous answers to this question are completely uninformed. I suggest that you completely disregard all of them. It is unlikely, for instance, that telling the document creator that what they did was faulty will really get you anywhere. First, it's likely that they did not embed fonts, yes, but there are many fonts that carry flags ...


7

Yes Thilo, there is a way. It will require a bit of command line wizardry though. As long as you're not allergic you can do the following: Open Terminal.app Change directories to the location of the file you want to view using QuickLook. For example, if the file you want to view using QuickLook is on your desktop you would type: "cd ~/Desktop" (no ...


7

Go here... https://github.com/whomwah/qlstephen/downloads Download this plugin, and load it into the /Library/Quicklook folder. Then, restart the Dock. I use this all the time when previewing JSON files, and it works great.


6

I don't think Snow Leopard did that by default, you most likely had a QuickLook plugin installed, such as qlcolorcode or colorqc2. You can simply install this again in Lion.


6

Quick Look won't let you do this. Mainly because the core audio/video stuff behind quicktime doesn't support it. The easiest way to do this would honestly be to use VLC. This supports both file types you mention. The other way is to check out Perian, which gives you a bunch of extra codecs. Personally, I would try the VLC way first. You won't be able to ...


5

Actually, Xcode 3.x included a Quicklook plugin for source codes. With the intruduction of Xcode 4.x, such plugin has disappeared. I have personallly tried to use qlcolorcode and colorqc2 on Lion, but both are not stable/reliable enough (slow response, sometimes missing quicklook). An updated version of the plugins would be welcome.


5

Open Terminal, type: sudo nano /System/Library/Sandbox/Profiles/com.apple.qtkitserver.sb This will open the nano editor with the rules file. Scroll right to the bottom of this file and enter: (deny file-read* (regex #"^.*\.mkv$")) After this do Ctrl-O and then Ctrl-X to save and exit the application. Reference: ...


5

You might consider simply using QLStephen which will add proper QuickLook support for all text files regardless of their extensions. It will also properly handle files without extensions (e.g. README, Makefile). What I like about it is that you don't have to maintain a list of extensions; QLStephen detects text files automatically. QLStephen is independent ...


4

Try Adobe Reader for Mac. Sometimes Preview is not a perfect substitute for that.


4

You can open Word documents with the built-in TextEdit app. It will display and print them the same way (as far as I can tell) as QuickLook does.


4

From the CLI qlmanage -r will reset the Quick Look cache.


4

Sure that is possible with Terminal, just fire up: defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE You have to restart finder before the option will be available. Found this on: http://www.defaults-write.com


4

QuickLook for these types of files works because the file type is specified in Xcode's Info.plist. In order for QuickLook to use Xcode to quick view these files again in Finder, you'll need to edit Xcode's Info.plist file. This is found by right clicking the Xcode.app file in your Applications and clicking "Show Package Contents". You'll find Info.plist in ...


3

Well, Better Zip does a fair job.


3

Normally this is due to unfinished/corrupted video files in your downloads folder. I am assuming this is the case for you. This should solve the problem: Open Finder an navigate to your downloads folder. Right-click and select Show View Options. Untick Show Icon Preview.


3

Running defaults write -g QLEnableTextSelection -bool true and relaunching applications works for me. defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true only applies to Finder but defaults write -g QLEnableTextSelection -bool true applies to all applications. If it doesn't work, see what Quick Look generator handles plain text files: $ ...


3

Yes - you can use Automator to make a service for Finder (or all applications) to perform rotation of images. Then you can assign a keyboard shortcut to that action. I'm not aware of quicklook plug-in that rotate, but that's something that might exist. Modifying finder's shortcut bar might be the least likely way to activate things, but hopefully an ...


2

You are right with "Once upon the Time", that feature does not work on Lion. There is currently no known work around.


2

I use Ciarán Walsh’s TextMate in QuickLook plugin. This is a TextMate plug-in and a QuickLook generator which renders QuickLook previews (for certain filetypes) using the TextMate syntax highlighter. Currently it’s configured to highlight Perl, PHP, Ruby, Shell, C headers and Obj-C(++). Note: this effectively sets up TextMate as a server for the syntax ...


2

I've had great luck with the free QLStephen plugin for Quick Look. It displays lots of other plaintext formats. Probably worth a shot to see if it will work with YAML files. You can get it here.


2

hm. Removing my answer, because not helped. So - you got a message into Console.log. So, come step-by-step. :) What return this command? lipo -detailed_info /System/Library/Frameworks/QuickLook.framework/Resources/quicklookd.app/Contents/MacOS/quicklookd Should this: Fat header in: ...


2

Take a look at the QuickLook Stephen plugin referenced in this thread: Great Quick Look plugins It opens almost everything I throw at it (as long as they are text based).


2

I've written an AppleScript wrapper for qlmanage called "Have A Quick Look": http://dougscripts.com/471 However, in Lion, the qlmanage app opens and causes some conflicts with iTunes. Oh well.


2

Column previews in Finder are in fact provided by QuickLook, not Preview – as are the icons displaying the file contents, the CoverFlow icons and the QuickLook preview proper you invoke by pressing Space or Cmd+Y on a selected file. QuickLook uses plugins to display file contents – a piece of code rendering the file contents and telling the QuickLook server ...


2

The Xcode 3 plugin was found at /Developer/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/SourceCode.qlgenerator Unfortunately I don't think this can be made to work now. :(


2

Some options: Make a Media Browser with Automator - takes about 30 seconds - and you can invoke it in many ways - including with a contextual menu its, Install an app like http://www.karelia.com/imedia/ which will do the same with some extra bells and whistles. That said, if you use an app like Aperture or iPhoto to manage your photos then they are the ...


2

com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache In combination with qlmanage, using fs_usage and fseventer drew attention to the following directory: /private/var/folders/*/*/C/com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache/ Whether this is used for previews as well as thumbnails, I don't know. A Google search for com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache found (amongst other things) ...


2

Graham - quick look generate the data on the fly. The inspectors know to use the previews when present, but will do the heavy lifting when needed. The virtual memory system of course caches these files so it feels faster after the first render until it swaps out or gets disposed if the pages are not marked for a swap to disk.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible