File Viewer Wanted?

2012Tony2012

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I want a file viewer I can easily and quickly scroll through files, e.g PDF, JPG, DOC files etc, and see the content of those files easily, e.g large view on right side, and then have ability to delete a file if needed.

Does such a viewer exist?

I find Finder displays the PDF etc files too small for me to see, so it gets tedious to have to open the files to see them and then close the Preview and then start again.
 

richard13

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I want a file viewer I can easily and quickly scroll through files, e.g PDF, JPG, DOC files etc, and see the content of those files easily, e.g large view on right side, and then have ability to delete a file if needed.

Does such a viewer exist?

I find Finder displays the PDF etc files too small for me to see, so it gets tedious to have to open the files to see them and then close the Preview and then start again.
Have you tried using View as Columns in Finder? That should get you a bigger preview and you retain the ability to delete files.
 

gr8tfly

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Have you tried QuickLook? Select a file (or group of files), then hit the space key (or File > QuickLook, or right-click > QuickLook). You'll be able to view and scroll through a PDF, watch a video, or view an image file without without opening the file(s). If you QuickLook multiple files, you can switch between them without leaving the QuickLook interface.
 

2012Tony2012

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Have you tried using View as Columns in Finder? That should get you a bigger preview and you retain the ability to delete files.
Ok thanks :)

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Have you tried QuickLook? Select a file (or group of files), then hit the space key (or File > QuickLook, or right-click > QuickLook). You'll be able to view and scroll through a PDF, watch a video, or view an image file without without opening the file(s). If you QuickLook multiple files, you can switch between them without leaving the QuickLook interface.
This one? :eek:
 

gr8tfly

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This one? :eek:
Not quite sure about the :eek: - maybe you want to simultaneously view a bunch of files? You can do that with QuickLook too. With QuickLook open (after selecting the set of files you want to peruse), click on the icon that looks like a group of windows. Or, go full screen and use it that way.

It's not something that's "on" all the time, as you would have in Column view.

Another option is to set the view for the folder(s) you are perusing to Icon view, then set the size with the slider at the bottom of the window. If you like, you can permanently set that view for the folder.
 

gr8tfly

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How do I load it? When I try to find it, only QuickTime Player shows up. :confused:
It's not a separate application, but a feature built into the Finder and file management systems.

As mentioned earlier, just select the file(s) and hit the space key. Or, use the menu bar for Finder and go to the File menu. You'll see QuickLook there. You can also right-click and find it in the contextual pop-up menu.
 

snberk103

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You don't 'find' or 'load' Quick Look... you just 'do it' :D Seriously... as mentioned already, it is just part of the system.

Something else that is often overlooked. In Column View in the Finder, the Preview for a document will only be as big as the preview column. Make the column it is in bigger, and the preview will get bigger. You can get nearly full sized pages this way.
 

onekerato

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Also, for maximum view, in Finder, select PDF and hit Option + spacebar to invoke Quick Look in full screen mode.

Up/down arrow keys to move between pages. Esc to exit.

Jose
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