How fast is your quicklook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Manic Mouse, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Manic Mouse macrumors 6502a

    Manic Mouse

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    Mine seems a little sluggish. Everything else in leopard is working a treat, but quicklook takes a good five seconds to load up previews of files before you can use it.

    Not exactly "quick". Will this be another spotlight senario, a good idea that ends up being too slow to be useful initially?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Pretty fast - MB C2D 2.16 1GB

    Nothing I would complain about, except videos take quite a while
     
  3. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Instant for documents, 0.5 seconds for a picture, longer depending on size of video file.
     
  4. Manic Mouse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The weird thing is that pdfs load up slower than videos for me. .avi files on my usb hub get previews in a few seconds but PDFs seem to take longer...

    EDIT: And now it's practically instant. Still it's annoying watching the previews pop-in every time you open up a folder. I would've thought OSX would save the previews to increase performance after the first time.
     
  5. wesleyh macrumors 6502

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    Documents instant, videos one second, pictures 0.5.

    But when you're moving from one to the next with the left/right arrow keys, it's quite stupid that they show the "loading" indicator again since it will only show for like 0.2 seconds and then the new picture is shown.. which breaks the flow.
     
  6. Project macrumors 68020

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    Generally within a second.


    Love Keynote Quick Look. Cant wait for developers to start implementing their plugins. The Delicious Library one looks sick
     
  7. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    Whats the keystroke for quicklook without right clicking?
     
  8. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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  9. papplegate macrumors member

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    Same here...
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Thought you weren't upgrading until 10.5.1/x

    Quicklook is instant for me for all thing but images, where there is an ever so slight delay.
     
  11. iShak macrumors 6502

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    ultra super fast ... one of the best features of leopard in my opinion ..


    1.83 C2D macbook 1GB RAM
     
  12. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    100% instant for every document I've tried, even high res scanned images. :D
     
  13. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Very fast - even on a G4 1.42GH Mac Mini.

    This is a feature I'm going to be using lots...
     
  14. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    pictures are instant
    small videos are near instant
    large videos are a couple seconds
    small documents are instant
    etc.
     
  15. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

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    It's running great but I'm having some troubles playing AVI files.

    It seems that some files with DivX codec are playing way too faster than they're supposed to be (about twice as fast)

    And the weirdest thing is that it only plays faster only when the file is located in Movies folder and search fields.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  16. psychofreak Retired

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    I wanted to try it out on an external once I got it, and the stability was perfect, so I switched it over. Although there are more general stability issues than Tiger, I'm in love with Safari3, and its MUCH more stable in Leopard...

    10.5.1 will be very welcome here though...
     
  17. mavis macrumors 68040

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    As previously mentioned, spacebar. Which means that if you use Steermouse or USBOverdrive, you can map your mousewheel (middle) button to spacebar just for Finder so that you don't even have to touch the keyboard to use QuickLook. All mouse, all the time. Fast and easy!! ;)

    Anyway, on my iMac (sig) my times are pretty much instant.

    Just like that.
     
  18. psychofreak Retired

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    Wow! I try my best not to touch the mouse...
     
  19. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I can't even imagine not using a mouse. Just seems terribly inefficient - I realize that you can launch apps with QS or whatever, but what about simple stuff like scrolling around webpages, etc? The mouse seems indispensable to me at least until Apple gives us a full touch interface ;)

    And since I have to use the mouse for lots of stuff anyway, why not buy a mouse with 11 hardware buttons that can be mapped to whatever function or combination of keyboard commands that I need? I'll bet you $100 I can CMD+Q faster than you ... ;)
     

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