The following trick is supposed to enable selecting from a Quick Look preview:

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE

… and then relaunch Finder.

In the past it worked for me, but not longer.

Is this broken in Sierra?

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    That method broke as of El Capitan, as a matter of fact. There have been numerous suggestions as to how to get this functionality back, and none that I've found have worked.
    – Tuesday
    Jan 10, 2017 at 2:02


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