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10.5: Open and close Quick Look windows with one key
Authored by: jef_pearlman on Oct 31, '07 07:06:48AM

Does this interfere with typing filenames that contain a space? I often do this to jump to the file. Or does it treat the space differently if you're already typing in a filename? It wouldn't be a major inconvience, but it'd be a little odd.

(Obviously I don't have leopard yet.)



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10.5: Open and close Quick Look windows with one key
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Dec 02, '07 11:17:14PM

Quick Look's use of the space bar in the Finder, doesn't interfere as long as there are characters in front of the space. Where it interferes with typing filenames in the Finder, is when you want to shift focus to the topmost item in a Finder window by hitting the space bar (something I do all the time, or used to be able to do)--you can't do that any more, unless someone's figured out how to disable the space bar activation of Quick Look.



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10.5: Open and close Quick Look windows with one key
Authored by: UberFu on Sep 24, '08 09:36:06AM

I had this habit as well from the beginning of the Mac OS thru Tiger_

Leopard screwed up much_ C'est le Vie_

Anyway - if you hold down either Option or Shift and then press the Space Bar it will focus to the first file in the folder_

Shift + Space

or

Option + Space



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10.5: Open and close Quick Look windows with one key
Authored by: UberFu on Sep 24, '08 09:32:57AM

As with typing anything within the system as long as you are continuously typing - pressing space for the file name will not invoke Quick Look_ But if the gap of time/ pause is long enough it will "switch" [for lack of a better term] back to the Quick Look function and whatever file you are currently focused on will pop open in QL_



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