Open .XLS (or other format) from Quick Look

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Susurs, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Susurs macrumors 6502

    Susurs

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    Jun 18, 2010
    #1
    Hi!
    I realized that If I download .xls file (for example) I and double click it - it open's in TextEdit. If I click Quick Look icon it does view the entire content of the file nicely...So my question is: How to make changes in a way that double click opens .xls file with Quick Look by default.

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Jan 31, 2005
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    Omaha, NE, USA
    #2
    You can't, Quick Look isn't an application, so it cannot be set as the default application for opening files.
     
  3. brijazz macrumors 6502

    brijazz

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    Jul 31, 2008
    #3
    Quick Look is only for taking a "quick look" at a file ;) It can't be used for editing, etc. Just continue using the existing Quick Look triggers (spacebar, or selecting from the right-click contextual menu).

    If you want to change which application opens a file (ie Numbers, MS Excel, etc.), right-click the file in Finder and select "Get Info". From the info window, go to the "Open With" header and change as desired.
     

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