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


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


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


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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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Well, Better Zip does a fair job.


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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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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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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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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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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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Opening the PDF in Chrome makes it readable.


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You are looking for qlcolorcode. qlcolorcode allows you to have syntax highlighting in your quicklook preview:


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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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I had the same problem, and Lri's comment of using qlmanage -r fixed it right up for me. It also caused .sh and .c files to work with quicklook as well. I would have commented in that space but StackExchange doesn't think I'm cool enough to do that


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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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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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