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10.5: Open files directly from Quick Look Desktop
If you glance at a file with Quick Look, and then decide you want to edit it, chances are you will close the Quick Look window and then reopen the file you wanted to edit.

However, all that you have to do is invoke one of two commands with Quick Look still open -- Command-O or Command-Down Arrow -- and you can edit the chosen file directly from the Quick Look view.
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10.5: Open files directly from Quick Look
Authored by: mattyohe on Nov 05, '07 04:10:53PM

Alternatively (and possibly easier for most) you can double click on whatever object you have in quick look. This will open the file in it's default application.



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10.5: Open files directly from Quick Look
Authored by: ecbtln on Nov 05, '07 04:42:31PM

true, except in some cases you will want a keyboard shortcut as well



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10.5: Open files directly from Quick Look
Authored by: mattyohe on Nov 05, '07 05:00:59PM

Yeah, but your hint is just saying that the old keyboard shortcuts work while in quicklook. I would assume most know about command+o.



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Is there a way to add back the normal preview while in Column View?
Authored by: bengarland on Nov 06, '07 07:12:35AM

I miss the normal preview when in Column View mode. Quicktime movies and mp3 files no longer show a timeline bar when in Column View mode. You only see a frame of video (or a stupid music note icon if it's an mp3 file) and you can only click to play from the beginning of the file since there is no timeline.

I know QuickLook replaces this somewhat, but I think it's really dumb to remove this functionality. Sometimes I just don't want to use QuickLook, you know?

Anyone know how to put back the Column View previews to the way they were in 10.4?



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Is there a way to add back the normal preview while in Column View?
Authored by: soundsgoodtome on Nov 06, '07 02:38:37PM

I, too, miss the timeline bars in column view. AFAIK, QuickLook is the only option, at this point. i'd love for Tinkertool or some utility to bring back that functionality.

On the other hand, I find QuickLook just as easy, with one improvement: One press of the spacebar starts playback, and the timeline bar is actually longer, which allows for better (i.e., finer) navigation, if you need to skip around. With the shorter, column-view timeline bars, the default length -- the width of a column -- often prevented me from accurately locating the portion of the file i needed to hear.



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10.5: Open files directly from Quick Look
Authored by: bmdaugherty on Nov 13, '07 10:05:59AM

You can place your mouse cursor on the video preview and scroll and you will scrub through the video. For audio theres not really a workaround. Even with video you dont know where you are in the timeline.



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