I have started using markdown for simple texts, writing in TextWrangler. I am quite happy to use Finder and QuickLook to preview the file and have installed the QLMarkdown.qlgenerator but it only works with files using the markdown extension. The Info.plist indicates that it should work with mdown, md, `text and more.

Does anyone know how to get QuickLook working?

  • I got this as a different fork and it works with .md for me. mdk.org.pl/2009/2/10/quicklook-for-markdown Did you restart or logout? I think I had to at least logout/in for it to recognize .md Feb 5, 2014 at 19:27
  • The version linked to above is older by some years but I tried it anyway. I logged out etc but no joy. Feb 5, 2014 at 20:42

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The installation instructions say to run qlmanage -r in Terminal if it doesn't automatically start working. I just installed and didn't have to.

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