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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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QuickLookSatellite - legacy?

What is it that is chewing through my processor cycles?

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I restart and it comes back
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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I was having the same problem today. i am reinstalling the system and will see how it goes. if you find what is causing the problem please post.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:25 AM   #3
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Apparently it has to do with Quick Look and the generating of the previews in Finder. If you have something like a corrupted/incomplete file, it'll just keep trying to regenerate whatever it is until you either write over it, or delete it.

You might want to inspect it in Activity Monitor:

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Open Activity monitor
Highlight the offending process
Click "Inspect"
There should be an "Open Files and Ports" tab that displays all open resources involved with this process
https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:50 AM   #4
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^^^^ Thanks!

When I am back in front of my Mac and I will take a look.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:36 PM   #5
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Took a look, it' still happening....

Dump from the inspect file:

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/System/Library/Frameworks/QuickLook.framework/Versions/A/Resources/quicklookd.app/Contents/XPCServices/QuickLookSatellite.xpc/Contents/MacOS/QuickLookSatellite
/System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/PlugIns/csparser.bundle/Contents/MacOS/csparser
/Applications/DraftSight.app/Contents/Library/QuickLook/FxQuickLookDrawing.qlgenerator/Contents/MacOS/FxQuickLookDrawing
/private/var/folders/n1/4ssvhrtj29n43w7yfvvc_dr40000gn/C/com.apple.LaunchServices-036501.csstore
/usr/lib/dyld
/private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_x86_64
/dev/null
/dev/null
/dev/null
count=1, state=0x2
/private/var/db/DetachedSignatures
->0xa662148efe789143
Seems it is stuck on creating a preview image for DraftSight (CAD programme). Now to figure out how to stop it.

Don't try to force quite. Now I have two! I have a very expensive room heater at the moment!

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If you open that file, then try to save, is there an option (or maybe in preferences) to save with/without a preview? A la iLife/CS apps?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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Seems it is stuck on creating a preview image for DraftSight (CAD programme). Now to figure out how to stop it.

Don't try to force quite. Now I have two! I have a very expensive room heater at the moment!
Yeah, it's DraftSight, on page two of that Apple Support discussion I posted, it says that deleting the qlgenerator will do the trick.
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Yeah, it's DraftSight, on page two of that Apple Support discussion I posted, it says that deleting the qlgenerator will do the trick.
Wow. Thanks for your help. All sorted now.
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Problem solved

I had the same problem and it appears to be the DraftSight QL generator. I wasn't sure how to find/delete it, but was able to do so: navigate to the DraftSight application (in the applications folder), hold down "control" key and click on the DraftSight application, select "show package contents", look in Contents?Library>QuickLook, and drag the FxQuickLookDrawing.qlgenerator file to the trash, log out or restart, then you'll be off and running.
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I had the same problem and it appears to be the DraftSight QL generator. I wasn't sure how to find/delete it, but was able to do so: navigate to the DraftSight application (in the applications folder), hold down "control" key and click on the DraftSight application, select "show package contents", look in Contents?Library>QuickLook, and drag the FxQuickLookDrawing.qlgenerator file to the trash, log out or restart, then you'll be off and running.
Epic thread bump, but it did it again having reinstalled Draftsight. Definitely a bug in the software. Did the above again and it sorted it.
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