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10.5: Easy full-screen QuickLook 'Index Sheet' view
Authored by: shmuel on Feb 02, '09 05:04:04PM

As a designer I use fullscreen index mode often to browse through the photos I have accumulated over time from royalty free photography sites.

The thing that always drives me nuts though is once I have selected the image I want from the index there is no way to open just that single file. Because I used command-a to select all the files a command-o will open ALL of them not just the one I have selected from the index.

Anyone have a brilliant way to identify the correct image (i.e. the one that is currently fullscreen after having been selected from the index list) and open it?

-SMB



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10.5: Easy full-screen QuickLook 'Index Sheet' view
Authored by: dandj on Feb 02, '09 06:54:22PM

Yes. I have submitted a hint, (not yet published), to scroll though files in full screen Quick Look without using Slideshow mode.

It also allows direct opening of the file you are browsing with Command-O.

Briefly, enter full screen mode from the Finder, Command-Tab back to Safari (yes, Safari), and then click on a Finder window in the background (moving Safari windows out of the way as necessary), not on the Dock Finder icon.

This takes you back to full screen mode and you can scroll up and down with the arrow keys. When you are on a picture you want press Command-O and lo, the file will be opened.

Incidentally, when you are finished doing what ever with your opened file, click back on the Finder (even in the Dock) and you can continue scrolling in full screen where you left off.

I do have a few add-ons on my system but I doubt any of those are providing this finder functionality. Let me know if this works for you.



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10.5: Easy full-screen QuickLook 'Index Sheet' view
Authored by: dudemac on Feb 02, '09 07:40:35PM

I have notice this same behavior for some time. I however usually only have a quicklook window open and not in the full screen mode. As if you are opening a file in QL via the spacebar and then use the arrow keys you can navigate the entire folder structure. This seems to work in full screen after you have navigated away from Finder and then back. Although this is a little different than what this hint is talking about (contact sheet view) I agree that it is quite useful.

thedude



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