Copy Text From Quick Look Previews

Mac: Quick Look is a great way to glance through the text of a document, but the fact you can't select or copy text when using it is kind of a bummer if you're looking to grab a quick quote. If this bugs you, Macworld points to a simple Terminal command that can add the ability.

If you want to select and copy text directly from the Quick Look window, just paste this code into Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE; killall Finder

This will cause Finder to restart. Once it does, you'll be able to copy and select text out of any text document in Quick Look.

Select and copy text within Quick Look previews [Macworld]


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