I'm looking for a plugin that will display me the text of HTML files in QuickLook rather than a preview of the rendered HTML.

Does anyone know of such a plugin?

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You are looking for qlcolorcode. qlcolorcode allows you to have syntax highlighting in your quicklook preview:


qlcolorcode didn't display HTML files by default on my installation of 10.8. I could get it to display them by adding public.html and public.xhtml to CFBundleDocumentTypes:LSItemContentTypes in ~/Library/QuickLook/QLColorCode.qlgenerator/Contents/Info.plist and logging out and back in.

You could also remove /System/Library/QuickLook/Web.qlgenerator/, but it also handles webarchive and svg files. Removing the entries for public.html and public.xhtml from the Info.plist didn't seem to work.


I had to get rid of the Web.qlgenerator to make this work, using either the QLColorCode or the QLStephen plugins, in OSX Mavericks.

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