I'm wondering if there's a way to get QuickLook open up files it doesn't recognize.

For example, I'd like to be able to have QuickLook view .mailsignature files in the basic text viewer. Any suggestions?

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You might be able to open them with QLStephen which opens all kinds of files that are plain text.

I am hesitant to recommend it since it will try to open every file for which you don't have another plugin as plain text which is not helpful. It has a blacklist but I found myself constantly adding things to said list which makes it kind of bothersome to use.

  • Thanks for the answer. This is close but it looks like that will only open files that don't have an extension, which is a bit limiting. Something like this that allows you to indicate which extensions to open would be perfect.
    – Erebus
    Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 1:09
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    Have you tried it? The description is a bit misleading. I've had this version installed for about a week before tossing it due to said flaws. It did what I said. Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 10:19
  • This worked, thanks! Does have the drawbacks you mention but more often than not I'm working with text files anyways.
    – Erebus
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 18:49

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