Quicklook plugin for folders!

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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  2. mmendoza27 macrumors 6502

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    That's actually really sweet, I always find it annoying that I'm just looking at a folder when I pull up quick-look...
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Absolutely perfect. What was Apple originally thinking!?
     
  4. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    i'm sorry, have i missed something?


    i fail to see why you would want to quicklook a folder when you could just ... wait for it ... OPEN THE FOLDER TO SEE WHAT'S INDIDE! OH MY GOSH


    :)
     
  5. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    Because we like options darn it :D While I agree with you, it's still pretty nifty.
     
  6. osirisX macrumors regular

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    I fail to see why you would want to Quick Look an image file when you could just... wait for it... OPEN THE IMAGE FILE IN PREVIEW! OH MY GOD NO WAY!!!

    :)
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    What's the point of having quicklook at all then, WHEN YOU CAN JUST DOUBLE CLICK ON A FILE?

    That aside: this plugin TOTALLY rocks! The fading of the list is a very nice touch although I'd like it to start fading later at the bottom of the viewer.

    Great find.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It's actually quite useful if you're in icon or list view. It's obviously a waste in column view.
     
  9. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Great idea, keep loading up on those plugins! Then next week, you'll be in here complaining that you're having trouble with Leopard... and that Apple sucks for releasing such a buggy software. As for me, I'm going to make sure Leopard is rock solid and has a couple more updates before I start loading up on haxies and other resource hogs. Especially if it's just to look inside of a folder.
     
  10. osirisX macrumors regular

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    The fade is just an image in the plugin's package contents. You could change it.

    Dude, Apple has a plugin just like this one for iWork files. Quick Look was built for plugins. It is in no way going to be a resource hog, nor is it a haxie.
     
  11. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

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    Quicklook has quickly become my favorite feature of Leopard, this just adds to it. Can't wait for more plugins.
     
  12. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah... well, DUDE... the main difference would be that Apple wrote the iWork plugin and some guy in Japan wrote the other. Whatever... go for it. Have a nice life.
     
  13. osirisX macrumors regular

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    Well if it caused any instabilities, then all you would to do is delete the plugin from the Quicklook folder and restart Finder.
     
  14. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

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    i did this but it didn't install.

    how do you install it? do you just move it to the folder? it doesn't work.
     
  15. osirisX macrumors regular

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    Move it to the folder and then restart Finder.
     
  16. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    dude!… dude?… duuuuuude… dood!… dUde!…
     
  17. BollywooD macrumors 6502

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  18. Mindcrime macrumors regular

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    I was skeptical, at first, to try this plug-in, but once I did, it took me all of 2 seconds to fall instantly in love with it. Makes it extremely handy to find stuff on the fly without having to open each folder just to take a peek inside.

    And even if a person never really needs it, it sure as **** beats the default Quick Look you get on folders, so on the off chance you just happen to QL one, it'll be more useful with this plug-in installed than without.
     
  19. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Someone said there was one for previewing the contents of a zip file, but they didnt provide a link.

    Anyone else seen this?
     
  20. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I love quick look. The whole idea is to keep from having to open up a whole application just to get a "quick-look" and then end up having to quit the app after that.
     
  21. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    nice! i'd been wondering why quicklook barely told you anything when a folder was selected... a great addition!
     
  22. HLdan macrumors 603

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  23. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    this is good ****! whoever things its pointless, simply dont install it.
     
  24. Project macrumors 68020

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    Wow.


    What I really want is for Omni to get off their asses and make all of their apps Quick Look aware. How hard can it be to put out a Graffle or Outliner plugin?
     

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