Open Files from Quick Look to Other Applications

Dec 14, 2011 - 3 Comments

Open a File with Another Application from Quick Look

Quick Look in Mac OS X Lion includes a “Open with [Application Name]” button in the upper right corner of the windows, but you’re not limited to launching the file in only that app.

Right-Click on the suggested application name to show a contextual menu where you can select to open the file in another compatible app, this menu is very much like the Finders “Open With” menu that pops up with right-click.

If you’re not familiar with Quick Look, select a file or folder in the OS X Finder and then hit the Spacebar. The resulting window will give you a preview of images, text and pdf documents, and more. Quick Look is also further customizable through third party plugins.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Dave says:

    Right clicking a button doesn’t seem like it would fit the HIG

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