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Text selection feature in Quick Look is not respected


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Alfred v2.0.1 (173) | OSX 10.8.3

 

There is an option to allow text to be selected (and copied) from a file opened with Quick Look. The command is

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true

and is “false” by default.

However, if that option is activated and we preview a text file with Quick Look from within Alfred (by pressing Shift or Cmd+Y), it does not allow for text selection.

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Alfred v2.0.1 (173) | OSX 10.8.3

 

There is an option to allow text to be selected (and copied) from a file opened with Quick Look. The command is

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true

and is “false” by default.

However, if that option is activated and we preview a text file with Quick Look from within Alfred (by pressing Shift or Cmd+Y), it does not allow for text selection.

 

This defaults write is a hidden setting for finder. I investigated this during Alfred v1 around 18 months ago and unfortunately this feature isn't available to 3rd party apps using the QL api.

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