QuickLookSatellite - legacy?

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    stridemat

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    What is it that is chewing through my processor cycles?

    Screen Shot 2012-12-09 at 21.30.26.png

    I restart and it comes back :(
     
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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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    Jessica Lares

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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:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4146723?start=0&tstart=0
     
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    stridemat

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    ^^^^ Thanks!

    When I am back in front of my Mac and I will take a look.
     
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    stridemat

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    Took a look, it' still happening....

    Dump from the inspect file:

    Code:
    /
    /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!

    Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 18.40.05.png
     
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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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    Jessica Lares

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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.
     
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    stridemat

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    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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    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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