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As of macOS Big Sur, how do you see generator used by Quick Look?

Before macOS Big Sur, qlmanage -p by itself or qlmanage -p -d debugLevel showed which Quick Look generator was used for a given file. Now, no such info appears. The man page for qlmanage also changed ...
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Can't get QLMarkdown to work in Monterey

I'm trying to do what should be a fairly simple task: have Finder and Quick Look view .md and .markdown files as if they had the extension .txt. As per previous answers on this topic, I had installed ...
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How to disable the ⌥-Space fullscreen Quick Look shortcut?

How to reproduce When hitting ⌥-Space on a file or folder, Quick Look goes into fullscreen. Wikipedia's "Quick Look" entry lists these shortcuts. What I'm trying to do I'd like to disable ...
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How to disable preview for some types (EPS) of files thumbnails in Mac finder?

I am stocker and draw tons of images in Adobe Illustrator. All images are being saved in pair of EPS and JPG format. I updated to Catalina on my Mac and the Finder now shows preview for both EPS and ...
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Is there a Quick Look plugin to view the text contents of any file with any extension

Is there a Quick Look plugin to see the contents of any text file with any extension instead of just showing the icon.
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Render html in quick look to display MathJax equations

I am grading homework assignments for a stat class. The students knit rmd files to html. For expedience, I want to use quick view to read the files so I wouldn't have to open each of them. ...
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Quick Look Preview of html files not working after iOS 13 upgrade in iPad

After updating to iOS X 13, I can no longer use Quick Look on HTML files available in mail – I just get a blank preview window or enable javascript window, and the issue persists through a reboot. But ...
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Quick way to preview all pages in a PDF file

Is there a quick way or software for MacOS that makes it easy to quickly preview all (or many) pages in a single PDF file. Optimally, it would preview a PDF with multiple pages, similar to how Quick ...
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Quick Look not working for CSS and JavaScript files

I have installed the QLColorCode plugin from this site, so that I can Quick Look JavaScript and CSS files, but it's not working. Pressing the space bar on a code file just shows the icon. Removing ...
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QuickLook is not working with mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3

I installed quick look plugin StringsFile.qlgenerator and I moved it the the following path /Library/QuickLook as illustrated in https://blog.timac.org/2014/0325-quicklook-plugin-to-preview-strings-...
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How to package Quicklook plugins for AppStore

I developed a bunch of specialized Quicklook plugins and would like to share them through the App store. Is there a way of packaging them and distributing them through the App Store?
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Is it possible to extend Quick Look to support h.265?

H.265 (or HEVC) is the official successor to H.264, with a significant reduction in bitrate for the same picture quality. However it's not supported widely yet, including in Quicktime, iTunes or ...
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How to quickly know the dimensions of an image?

I am looking for a nice and quick way to display the dimension of an image from OS X 10.9. Presently, I have to open the image in photoshop and then enter a menu to know the dimensions. The process is ...
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Is there a free QuickLook plug-in for CAD files (3D models)?

Mac OS X QuickLook supports the Collada interchange format with .dae file extension out of the box. There is CaniVIZ 3D Preview available for 59$ and there are free standalone viewers for CAD/3D ...
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How can I see which QuickLook plugin is responsible for which data type?

Sometimes, QuickLook doesn't work right with certain file types, even though it should. Or a file now looks different in QuickLook than it used to. How to find out which QuickLook plugin, or ....
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QuickLook file associations

Typing $ qlmanage -m plugins will give me a list of QuickLook plugins and their associated MIME type (at least I think it's a MIME type): plugins: org.openxmlformats.presentationml.slideshow -> /...
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Quick Look support for non-native video files (.avi, .mkv) on Mavericks

In the past, we've been able to get codecs for DivX/XviD/MPEG4 and support for containers like AVI, MKV in Mac OS X's Quick Look feature using Perian (as per this question). As noted on the Perian ...
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Working Quick Look Plugins For Mountain Lion

Trying to find reliable info on working quicklook plugins for Mountain Lion. I'd like to at least find working ones for colour code syntax highlight in source code previews, and preview plain text ...
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How can I create a Mac Address Book plug-in that also appears in Spotlight?

I've installed a great little app called PushDialer for my Mac that is letting my initiate iPhone calls to contacts remotely from my Mac. It seems to work by installing an Address Book plug-in, so ...
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Configure QuickLook to open particular files

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 ...
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Can Mac App Store purchased apps install Quicklook Plugins?

Since all apps are now sandboxed when purchased from the Mac App Store, what does this mean for the install process? Do you literally downoad the .app bundle, which gets placed into /Applications, and ...
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Are there QuickLook plugins that show more details about Applications? (.app)

Is there a better QuickLook plugin than the built-in for quicklooking applications? Something that would show more of the info define in Foobar./Contents/Info.plist, like version number and bundle ...
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Lion/other browsers than Safari: Are there QuickLook-plug-ins?

We all like Safari don't we? :-) But in case anyone would prefer to use Firefox/Opera/other browsers, is there a way to view files with QuickLook, perhaps via a plugin, or some other method? Any ...
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Is there a Quick Look plugin for epub?

Is there a Quick Look plugin to preview .epub (ebook) files?
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Is there a QuickLook preview for plain-text files with unknown extensions? [duplicate]

A similar question was asked here but the answer refers to something called QL Stephen, which only claims to preview files with no extension. I need something that will show previews of files with ...
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Lightweight Audio Waveform Viewer

I'm doing a large amount of music library updating and de-duplicating and evaluating, and I would like a piece of software that would allow me to quickly be able to view a waveform of a selected audio ...
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Is there a Quick Look plug-in for ZIP files?

Is there a Quick Look plug-in that works with ZIP files, and that lists all the files contained in the archive? It is also fine if it lists at least some of the files.
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QuickLook for files with no extension or an unknown extension

I'm a programmer, and I find Mac's QuickLook a really great feature for quickly becoming familiar with a particular code base. Basically, I open up a Finder window in the directory where my code ...
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