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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 ...
Try: defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection; killall Finder https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6018924?start=15&tstart=0
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.
Isn't QuickLook enough? You could also try to upload them on Google Docs.
A temporary solution is to press ALT (twice) when presented with a grey image.
I've uploaded QuickLook and Spotlight plugins here: https://github.com/Marginal/QLVideo . These allow Finder to display thumbnails, static previews, cover art 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 .
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 ...
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.
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 ...
From the CLI qlmanage -r will reset the Quick Look cache.
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 ...
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.
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: ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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: $ ...
Try Adobe Reader for Mac. Sometimes Preview is not a perfect substitute for that.
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.
Well, Better Zip does a fair job.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
"QuickTime on Mavericks" is not QuickTime anymore - it is "AV Foundation". QuickLook and QuickTime Player are based on this "new QuickTime". "AV Foundation" comes from iOS, was implemented for Mac OS X too and does not offer extensions (and will never) like codecs / plugins. As Apple says: anything else than MPEG-4 (H.264) is old stuff and must be ...
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
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.
Open Terminal, and type the following: qlmanage -m plugins This will give you a fairly long list of all your active QuickLook plugins: The types listed there might look a little strange, like com.apple.safari.bookmark. Those are Apple Uniform Type Identifiers or short UTType identifiers, and there is a list of the default ones available from Apple ...
Known bug on Apple's Bug Radar as Bug # 19639311 https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6803599 qlmanage -t produces a small thumbnail of the HMTL file qlmanage -p just gives me a blank quicklook preview This doesn't happen with a .jpg file I used as a control sample
QuickLook's API is not all that great. It's meant for documents that can be displayed in a single frame, like text or photographs. There is no way that I know of (or apparently anyone else) to have QuickLook play movies. Apple obviously can, but they're clearly using APIs that the rest of us do not have access to.
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