Saturday, October 03, 2009

Quick Look For Folders (For Mac Users)

Quick look is one of my favorite leopard features which I use daily. This is a super easy and useful modification to increase Quick Looks functionality even more by giving you a preview of the contents of folders.

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Quick Look is such an awesome feature of Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, making it really fun and easy to view files and folders from anywhere on your Mac. But what happens when you have a folder with multiple items and want to get a better idea of what's inside? Well, you could always just open the folder in Finder, but there's a cool modification you can make to get an even quicker view.

You can get this working on your Mac in a few simple steps:

  1. Quit/Relaunch Finder using the Force Quit menu

  2. Open Terminal

  3. Paste (or type) the following command: defaults write QLEnableXRayFolders 1

  4. Relaunch Finder

The contents of the folder will now be shown when you use Quick Look. In true Apple elegance, the files will even fade and cycle through the contents.

[via Mac OS X Hints]

TUAWTUAW Tips: Get a better view with Quick Look originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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