How often do you utilize the Quick Look feature in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kevster89, Dec 6, 2008.

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How often do you use Quick Look in Finder?

  1. Rarely-Never

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. Sometimes

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. Often - I LOVE IT!

    26 vote(s)
    70.3%
  1. Kevster89 macrumors regular

    Kevster89

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    #1
    I have OS X Leopard and find myself using this feature much more often than I ever thought I would upon first hearing about its inclusion in OS X.

    I love not having to open up another application/program in order to simply glance at a document.

    Any other "Quick Look" fans out here?
     
  2. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    #2
    Yes.

    I use it all the time.
     
  3. WellRedd macrumors member

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    #3
    All the time. When I go back to my Windows laptop I really miss it, and hit the spacebar too often.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    #4
    One of the most useful new features to arrive with Leopard.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  6. vandlism macrumors 6502

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  7. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

    MacGeek7

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    What they said.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I use it like right before I open a file usually. Sometimes I watch a movie file (1-2 hours) using the simple controls of Quick Look. Just too lazy to open up Quicktime or VLC.
     
  9. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    Never, although since this thread reminded me about it, maybe I'll start...
     
  10. Beric macrumors 68020

    Beric

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    #10
    Every once in a while. It's extremely useful in some cases.
     
  11. mackmgg macrumors 65816

    mackmgg

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    #11
    i use that ALL the time.

    any1 no any programs 2 add this in boot camp that would be AWESOME!
     
  12. acxz macrumors regular

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    #12
    All the time, for text documents, images, videos, PDFs, Keynote/PowerPoint presentations...for everything, really. I certainly miss it when I have to work on Windows.
     
  13. jonkemerer macrumors member

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    #13
    I rarely use it, I don't really have a use for it outside of looking quickly at a text document (which I rarely deal with, thus I tend to forget about QL when I do). I use Bridge and Spotlight for finding stuff, the thumbnail is usually all I need.
     
  14. illegallydead macrumors 6502a

    illegallydead

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    #14
    I use it all the time, especially for reading over parts of class note and such, since I have no patience to wait for one of these to boot up and run:
    1) Office '08 straight up on the Mac (don't get me started)
    2) Office '07 under Crossover
    3) Office '07 under Parallels / Boot Camp
    4) iWork. Not as bad, except for the fact that I have to "Export" even little changes to spelling if I want to keep it in .ppt (.keynote is a joke, try giving a presentation without YOUR mac that YOU made it on with you, I dare you)

    OK rant over, moral of story: Quick Look is awesome, and is tied with spaces for the best feature of Leopard.
     
  15. kolax macrumors G3

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    #15
    All of the time. As it says, for a quick look to see if it is what you are after, or to quickly check something.
     
  16. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    #16
    Over the past couple of days while working on a remix and needing to bring audio files into Logic I have found myself accidentally playing the files in quick look when I have meant to play the track in Logic.

    Kind of annoying when the fingers are moving fast.
     
  17. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    #17
    I only really use it when I'm looking at pages/word documents and pages takes an age to open on my iBook
     
  18. kolax macrumors G3

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    #18
    Accidently pressing space? Can't say I've ever done that while flicking between Final Cut Pro and Finder.
     

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