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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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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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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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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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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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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but native support of FLAC in Mavericks is near non-existent. Your best bet would be to just convert your FLAC to ALAC, or Apple Lossless Audio Codec. You can download the free utility XLD, or X Lossless Decoder, to convert. Download XLD from its homepage here: http://tmkk.undo.jp/xld/index_e.html


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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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The Tags feature in Finder1 already has a keyboard shortcut which can be activated whilst in Quick Look. Press ⌘⇧T to set a tag on the currently selected file. To set a custom shortcut… Open System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts → App Shortcuts. Click the + button to add a new shortcut. Set the Application to Finder.app, and the Menu Title to Tags…. ...


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You can run rm -r /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/TextMateQL.qlgenerator but you'll have to do that again every time TextMate is updated.


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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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Please notice that the activation of the "Text-Selection-In-Quicklook"-Feature could lead to the bug described in this question: QuickLook having problems displaying some images


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There's a longstanding request for it at https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=68600 And an early implementation is at http://eric.bachard.free.fr/mac/aquavcl/patches/aqua_February2008/quicklook/ To install, place OOoQuickLook.qlgenerator from that site into /Library/QuickLook and wait a few minutes for QuickLook to detect the new generator.


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I had the same problem. It was caused because I left open a Finder window with a Search which seem it kept refreshing all the time. I just closed that finder tab with the search and the 100% CPU dropped to a normal 3%, and the quicklookd process dissapeared from System monitor's list


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Conversion by QuickTime Player QuickTime Player may be swiftly converting the file on opening using OS X's new AVFoundation. This would explain why it can play the file but not QuickLook or iTunes. It is likely the movie is not in an ideal format for QuickTime Player on OS X 10.9, thus the conversion. With OS X 10.9, Apple dropped native support for many ...


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AAC vs AC-3 In my experience, about half the time mkv files are encoded with AAC audio, and half the time with AC-3, and yes this matters. Quicktime will play the AAC and AC-3 formats, but iTunes and iOS media player will not. If the audio in the mkv file was AC-3 and you merely rewrapped it in an mp4 container, it will still have AC-3 encoding on the ...


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I just found an interesting workaround for comparing two images or just getting an image to show up: press alt to show image at 100% (and cmd to return image to fit in quick look frame). Even if the image has gone blank, this makes it come back for me. Also, if I'm moving between to files (up and down) and they each keep going blank, I can press alt ...


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When installing Textmate 2 you get QuickLook support for a bunch of data files including XML, Json etc.


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Yes, it is possible, but not directly from the internet. The file needs to be downloaded first. qlmanage -p '/path/to/file' will show the quick look preview for that file. It will also write some debug information to stderr, so I usually append >/dev/null 2>&1 to the end of the command. In your case, you will need to download the file first in ...


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I do not have that Bug on my MBA 10.9.2 I see you use the XEE as your default app for .jpg and others? There might be a conflict so try disabling the XEE app.


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qlmanage Use the command line tool qlmanage to investigate your QuickLook set up, including the default generator for each file format. qlmanage -- Quick Look Server debug and management tool Apple's QuickLook developer documentation provides a good overview of how QuickLook works and how to test specific plugins. Editing the iA Writer QuickLook ...


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I have had little joy so far, after trying several downloads. You can install Fluke to play Flac audio files in some apps, such as Quicktime Player 7. This doesn't resolve the issue though, because it appears Quicklook preview still does not work. I had hopes for Xiph.org's codecs, and Perian, though the latter probably just uses Xiph and is no longer ...


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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


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NeoOffice claims to offer QuickLook support. This may provide the functionality you are looking for. Consider making a request for QuickLook support as part of OpenOffice; the community pages are a good place to make this request more likely to be seen by the developers.


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Alright, here's how I got rid of - FLAC files having those ‘click to play' icons and their ensuing endless 'preview loading' spinning wheels. - FLAC files with those Quicktime/iTunes style music icons We don’t want either because at least in 10.9, neither Quicktime nor Finder nor Quick Look can play them (even with Perian installed). A fresh installation ...



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