Open .XLS (or other format) from Quick Look

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

  1. Susurs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    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


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    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


    Jul 31, 2008
    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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