Quick Look format over-looked by Apple?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sean7512, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed tonight that quick look does not work with text clippings. Try it yourself, highlight text in any application, then drag it somewhere in Finder. The resulting file holds that text, but has a standard icon, and not even quick look can read it.

    Not that it is a huge deal, but I would have thought that Apple would've had support for all of its files.

    Anyone else find this as weird?
     
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    Interesting. I dragged the text of the OP to the Finder and it created a small file with extension .textClipping. This was previewed in the column view of Finder, but not in Cover Flow. There, the icon had generic Lorem Ipsum text.
     
  6. RipIt macrumors newbie

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    That makes it even more interesting and quirky. I had turned off the preview pane because of the problems with some jpgs crashing the finder.

    Good to know that it can see the clippings and display at least the first part of it. I reckon quicklook will get around to it.
     

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