.txt quicklook plugin

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by homeshire, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. homeshire macrumors regular

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    #1
    it has always puzzled me why quicklook will not handle simple .txt files. it also puzzles me that I have looked extensively and cannot find such a plugin. the closest I have come is a plugin called qlstephen, which shows a number of plain text files so long as they do not have a suffix attached.
    does anyone know of such a plugin, or how I might enable quicklook with .txt files?

    thanks
     
  2. homeshire thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    thanks for responding. i was just reading that post this morning. sadly, i guess i'm too dense to get it. it seems a little too uninformative for noobs like me. so even though i tried to do it, i got lost by not having what i thought was vital information that the author just assumed i would have.

    the applescript at the bottom of the post is simple. unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. it gives me only a generic icon pic rather than the actual file in quicklook. don't know if i did something wrong in my implementation, or what. wish it did work though.
     

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