Source code files viewed using Quick Look on Snow Leopard had syntax highlighting. Unfortunately the syntax highlighting has disappeared on OS X Lion. Is there a way to get it back?
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.
Can anybody with Snow Leopard confirm this? I honestly don't remember installing a Quick Look plugin to get syntax highlighting. Aug 24, 2011 at 20:30
2I can confirm that there is no syntax highlighting done on Obj-C or python code viewed via Quick Look on Snow Leopard. You must have had a plugin installed.– Ian C.Aug 24, 2011 at 21:04
tx, qlcolorcode is still working for me in 10.9– ptimJun 1, 2014 at 13:10
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.
The Xcode 3 plugin was found at /Developer/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/SourceCode.qlgenerator Unfortunately I don't think this can be made to work now. :(
Guys you can do this procedure bellow:
To fix this, open a new Terminal window and enter these commands to open vim’s configuration file:
$ cd /usr/share/vim $ sudo vim vimrc
Press the i key to switch vim to Insertion Mode, then enter these lines below the
set backspace=2 line:
set ai " auto indenting set history=100 " keep 100 lines of history set ruler " show the cursor position syntax on " syntax highlighting set hlsearch " highlight the last searched term filetype plugin on " use the file type plugins " When editing a file, always jump to the last cursor position autocmd BufReadPost * \ if ! exists("g:leave_my_cursor_position_alone") | \ if line("'\"") > 0 && line ("'\"") <= line("$") | \ exe "normal g'\"" | \ endif | \ endif
Press the ⎋ esc key to take vim out of Insertion Mode, then press : (colon) followed by x to save the file and exit.
It worked for me thanks.
2Sadly this has nothing to do with QuickLook, just Vim. Oct 16, 2011 at 8:10
I'll second that!– myhdNov 10, 2012 at 10:42