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This "blank Quicklook image" Bug is caused by the activation of the undocumented TextSelection-Feature. As soon as I deleted that feature with this terminal command the blank images were never seen again ;-) defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder; If this delete-command doesn't work for you, you could try to disable the ...


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


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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A temporary solution is to press ALT (twice) when presented with a grey image.


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Try: defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6018924?start=15&tstart=0


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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 ...


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


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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: ...


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I've uploaded QuickLook and Spotlight plugins here: https://github.com/Marginal/QLVideo . These allow Finder to display thumbnails, previews and metadata for most types of video files, including .asf, .avi, .flv, .mkv, .rm, .webm, .wmf etc. Packaged binary is here: https://github.com/Marginal/QLVideo/releases .


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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


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Well, Better Zip does a fair job.


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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.


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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: $ ...


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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


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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 ...


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This has to be the single most annoying change in Mavericks. From what I Understand the new version of Quicktime is not well enough documented to allow this development yet.


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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 ...


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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.


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It seems this fixed it for me: defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection && killall Finder I turned text selection in the Quick Look Window on a long time ago. After disabling it, the bug is gone


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You could try adding it via the .plist file. This guide will explain how to do it. To summarize the steps: Go to the applications folder Locate TextEdit.app Show Package Contents Edit the Info.plist file


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The Tags feature in Finder1 already has a keyboard shortcut which can be activated whilst in Quick Look. Press ⌘⇧T to set a tag on the currently selected file. To set a custom shortcut… Open System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → App Shortcuts. Click the + button to add a new shortcut. Set the Application to Finder.app, and the Menu Title to Tags…. ...


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There is also an Automator action for displaying a website in a Quick Look like window: automator -i http://apple.com Desktop/Website\ Popup.workflow


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Conversion by QuickTime Player QuickTime Player may be swiftly converting the file on opening using OS X's new AVFoundation. This would explain why it can play the file but not QuickLook or iTunes. It is likely the movie is not in an ideal format for QuickTime Player on OS X 10.9, thus the conversion. With OS X 10.9, Apple dropped native support for many ...



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