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10.5: See more file info while browsing with Quick Look Desktop
Often I've found myself wanting to see more info about the files I'm viewing with Quick Look. For example, I'd like to see a panel with EXIF information as I'm Quick Look-ing through a folder of RAW images with the arrow keys. Turns out this is easy, using the non-obvious Inspector version of the Get Info panel.

Select a file in the folder of interest, and press Command-Option-I to bring up the floating Inspector version of the Get Info panel -- this displays limited image metadata. Now, bring up Quick Look, and begin skimming through your images with the arrow keys. Both the Quick Look preview and the Get Info panel will update together.
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10.5: See more file info while browsing with Quick Look
Authored by: robogobo on Feb 26, '08 04:53:50PM

Great hint. how did you stumble on that?



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10.5: See more file info while browsing with Quick Look
Authored by: chleuasme on Feb 27, '08 10:57:53PM

The Finder infos inspector is an heritage from NeXTSTEP's Workspace manager's one, and present for a while in Mac OS X ;-)



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10.5: See more file info while browsing with Quick Look
Authored by: mchagers on Feb 28, '08 01:38:24AM

Is there some setting that needs to be adjusted to get the inspector version of the info panel? When I do Command-Option-I, the regular info window pops up. I can even see the Menu-Item File->Get Info change to Show Inspector when I press the option button, but the window that appears looks identical in both cases. Or is this perhaps Intel Mac only? (I'm on a PPC Mac)



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10.5: See more file info while browsing with Quick Look
Authored by: mchagers on Feb 28, '08 01:47:43AM

Sorry, premature post. I was expecting the semi-transparent black look. I now see that though the info window LOOKS identical, with Command-Option-I it can float above the quick-look window whereas the regular version can't.



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