Quick Look help, after many googles

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rezwits, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. rezwits macrumors 6502a

    rezwits

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    Hi,

    I am trying to do something very simple I feel. Basically, when I quick look a document like a .pdf or an .xlsx for example I want the enlarged icon to show up instead of the contents of the document, "sometimes"... not all the time, i.e. keystroke?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Spacebar

    Hitting the spacebar should do the trick, I believe :D.
     
  3. rezwits thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rezwits

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    Well here is the situation...

    If I hit the space bar I get the contents of the file previewed... I want to see the actual icon, not the contents...

    Thanks
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    That's not what Quicklook is intended for, so I can't imagine there's a built-in way to do that.

    Why would you want to see a blown-up image of a generic document icon?
     
  5. rezwits thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rezwits

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    Well the only reason is...

    I like looking at a blown up icon every once in a while. Why I ask is because it shows the icons of documents it can't preview...

    Laters...
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, if you could keep an intentionally corrupted file around of each type you want to view...
     
  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I'm confused..still..about what you want.

    But I'm thinking whatever it is cannot be done..
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Perhaps enlarging the icon size would be best for you. There's no simple way to do this with QL that I've ever seen.
     

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