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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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).


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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: ...


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If you really want to copy text from Quick Look you can try the default QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE Open Terminal.app and paste this on the command line defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE press return and restart the Finder (or Logout and Login) and you can select and copy text direct in QL.


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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) ...


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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.


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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 ...


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Whenever I want a new Quicklook plugin, I look through three places: quicklookplugins.com qlplugins.com And a specially crafted google search. Neither of the third party quick look plugin sites list any results for 'ogg' or 'vorbis', and the link to bravobug.com in a MacWorld forum post no longer works either because the domain has been squatted, or the ...


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You might see a message in the console like this: com.apple.quicklook.32bit[22808]): Job appears to have crashed: Abort trap: 6 You should file as bneely says. Have you tried the usual stuff of repairing permissions, restarting etc. Also, if you file a report, you should include your system.log (/var/log) and Apple System Profile report (About this Mac ...


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This sounds like a bug; you can report it at bugreporter.apple.com with an Apple ID and password. Can you reproduce the problem, then check for new error messages in /Applications/Utilities/Console.app? There's a small chance that this will indicate the source of the problem.


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qlcolorcode didn't display HTML files by default on my installation of 10.8. I could get it to display them by adding public.html and public.xhtml to CFBundleDocumentTypes:LSItemContentTypes in ~/Library/QuickLook/QLColorCode.qlgenerator/Contents/Info.plist and logging out and back in. You could also remove /System/Library/QuickLook/Web.qlgenerator/, but it ...


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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, text files are supported by QuickLook. If you have one that isn't, chances are that there is something "odd" about the file, at least from the Finder's point of view. Try opening the file in TextEdit and then choose "Format" and then "Make Rich Text" as shown here: Type a space (or modify the document in some other minor way). go back to the ...


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To see what generators QuickLook has installed, open the Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and run the following command: qlmanage -m This will give you a quick dump of what is loaded at the moment with QuickLook. Also pay attention to what directories you have open at the time your CPU spikes (QL doesn't generate thumbnails for anything ...


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Go to System Preferences > Trackpad > Point & Click and enable the "Look up" checkbox. You will then be able to do a Quick Look with a three finger tap on the trackpad. See: How to Activate OS X’s Quick Look Using Your Mac’s Trackpad - August 30, 2013 11:46 AM


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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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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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I have Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4, and that file is present. The file is copyrighted by Apple ("3.2, Copyright Apple Inc. 2007-2011"). Looking at the content of its info.plist file, I see that its purpose is generating a preview for files with a content type UTI equal to com.apple.iconset, which (as far as I remember) is the type of files containing a set of ...



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