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Use Quick Look within Expose to see full sized window previews

Sep 1, 2010 - 2 Comments
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Did you know that you can use Quick Look to zoom in on items within Expose? This is an awesome trick sent in by one of our readers: “While in Exposé in Snow Leopard, press the space bar while mousing over a window. You’ll get an actual-size preview of the window. You can read all … Read More

Launch a file into its associated application via Quick Look preview

Jun 21, 2010 - 6 Comments
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You can immediately launch any file into its associated application from Quick Look preview mode by holding down the command key and then pressing the down arrow key, so if you’re looking at a PSD file it will launch in Photoshop, a JPG into Preview, MP3 into iTunes, etc, directly from Quick Look! Thank you … Read More

Compare images side-by-side directly within the Mac Finder

Jun 3, 2010 - 2 Comments
compare two pictures side by side

You can quickly compare any two images side-by-side by using Mac OS X’s QuickLook feature. * Select the two pictures within the Finder that you want to see side-by-side * Hit the Spacebar to enter into QuickLook mode * Click on “Index Sheet” at the bottom of the Quick Look window (it’s the icon with … Read More

Open Quick Look in Full Screen: Command+Option+Y

May 26, 2010 - 7 Comments
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You can instantly open anything in fullscreen Quick Look mode by selecting the item and then hitting the Command+Option+Y keys. If you select multiple files and enter into fullscreen mode, it’s easy to navigate between them by using the arrow keys. You can then exit full screen mode by hitting the escape key. As a … Read More

Create an Instant Photo Slideshow with Quick Look

Oct 1, 2009 - 2 Comments
Quick Look slideshow

Quick Look is one of the many Mac OS X features that make my OS choice cemented, I use it so often that I simply can’t live without it, and here’s a tip that I’ve been using a lot lately. If you want to create an instant slideshow of images, simply select multiple images in … Read More

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