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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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I'm using Yosemite. Tried all those approaches above, but they didn't last for long. But I did find one approach that DID work. Hold down the Option key before pressing Quick Look (the icon will change). The pictures will go to full screen. Then it won't fail to display. Press Esc to quit.


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People can develop plugins to allow Quick Look to support more file types. You can find Apple's Quick Look documentation here. Luckily though Timac (aka Alexandre Colucci) has already created one. You can find Timac's Quick Look plugin for strings files here. Just download the compiled plugin, copy it to your /Library/QuickLook folder and run the qlmanage ...


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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 I hope this helps too.


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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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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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