Launch a file into its associated application via Quick Look preview
Jun 21, 2010 - 6 Comments
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 Greg for the handy tip!
i use spacebar for quick look…
the easiest one to open the file in the default application will be double clicking on the file itself while you preview through Quick look. :)
What about the opposite? When you click on an item in a dock folder/stack, it opens using its default program. Is there a way to go from that to quick look?
ADMINISTRIVIA: actually, it’s “…into its associated…,” not “…into it’s associated…” as stated. ITS, comma period.
thanks for catching that typo
Actually, this isn’t a quick look shortcut; it’s a finder shortcut and has worked since the inception of OS X.
You can also use Command + O