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It's not that the defaults write command fails. I verified the file, and it wrote the variable to it. The problem is somewhere in the design. Maybe they have moved it? I have been looking in the containers and other files but no luck yet. I hope they didn't completely kill it. Maybe there is a way to copy the old Yosemite version of QL back? If ...


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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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Just to tie together the comments & partial answers… Current state of play [as of OS X 10.11.2] would actually appear to be "this can no longer be done". Regarding the following on QLEnableTextSelection… that one alternative will fix it whilst the other doesn't appears to be some kind of hopeful, yet unfounded, meme going round the interweb - people ...


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QLVideo can display metadata, thumbnails and static QuickLook previews of H.265 video (as long as the H.265 stream is packaged within a suitable container e.g. .mkv, .ts, etc). Given the architecture of the QuickLook and QuickLookUI frameworks only Apple can add support for playable QuickLook previews. There's some discussion of this under QLVideo Issue#3.


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It's a bug for sure, but the root-cause is a cached search in Finder which tries to find every file on the system and runs out of resource handles or something. It's an obvious use-case in Finder that I'm astonished nobody has spotted yet (but I have been a Unix/Linux system developer for 20 years). When Finder is doing it, you can both get rid of the ...


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You're using the QuickLook Plugin with whatever app you've set as default to open text file. You can probably find that in Your_Application.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook. As @Julien said: Generators embedded in applications are always preferred to plug-ins in ~/Library/QuickLook (which are preferred to the ones in /Library/QuickLook, which are ...


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Quick Look can be set to allow copying of text. Launch Terminal and type the following command: defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true Then restart the Finder with the following command: killall Finder After selecting use the keyboard ⌘+C to copy. Read more at Cult of Mac EDIT Selecting text seems to be disabled in OS X ...


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You can use the quicklook-json plugin. If you want to install it via homebrew, run brew cask install quicklook-json which requires a running brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask if you never did that before.


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Send the debug output to /dev/null alias quicklook='qlmanage -p "$@" >& /dev/null' No clue on how to remove the [DEBUG] from the window title


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Apple has removed Cover Flow view from Open file dialog. As a workaround use a separate Finder window with Cover Flow view to locate your file in and then drag&drop the file into an open Open file dialog in your browser. The Open file dialog will then switch to the folder containing the file you dropped and highlight it.


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I do not have a solution, but I can confirm that this definitely happens (10.11.3) and appears to be a regression. (I see reports of this from 2011, but it has never bitten me all these years, until fairly recently.) The OP is not hallucinating and his report is entirely accurate, and he is not confused about what he did. Interestingly, I never had the file ...


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From: Easy fix for Mac Finder preview thumnails not displaying Delete all from your home > library > preferences. Delete all: com.apple.finder.plist Proceed with logout and then login again. Tried it, it should work!


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It appears this is a Dropbox issue. While I had raised a question on Twitter, thanks to @szabolcs for creating a forum post, where others have chimed into. Remove the /Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/DropboxQL.qlgenerator file. @user1155120 was spot on; the beta version should be unchecked on the dropbox.com site, to prevent getting ...


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I would like to thank iLikeStrongJava for posting this issue and suggested solution. We too have been having this problem with both Mavericks and Yosemite. With regards to not seeing this issue posted in the Apple Discussion forums I think the reason for that is that there are so many overlapping network home directory problems that it is often hard to ...


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You probably should look at what is listed here: QLPreviewController Clipped from the developer site: A Quick Look preview controller can display previews for the following items: iWork documents Microsoft Office documents (Office ‘97 and newer) Rich Text Format (RTF) documents PDF files Images Text files whose uniform type identifier ...


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You can turn off the preview pane in Finder windows (column view) by going to Veiw: Show View Options (⌘+J) and unchecking Show Preview Column. This will disable video auto-play but I think your real issue is with a corrupted QuickLook or QuickTime preferences file. To find out if the root cause is as I surmise, create a folder on your desktop and move these ...


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Kudos to @Maya for pointing out the right answer. Here's what I did for converting a FLAC CD rip to something that iTunes would play properly. The method I used was as follows: Download and install XLD Start up XLD and using "Open Folder as a Disc..." from the File menu, point it to the folder containing FLAC files If you have an album cover, drag and ...


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I had the same problem and I solved it by noticing that a wrong (corrupted or so) qlgenerator was used to generate the quicklook preview of plain-text files. To do this, you can type, in a terminal, qlmanage -m plugins and search for the public.plain-textstring (e.g. using grep), so you should get something similar to qlmanage -m plugins | grep ...



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