Finder Trick: Xray Folders in Quick Look

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Shinrai, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Shinrai

    Shinrai Guest

    Very fun tip here. Once you do this, when you hit the spacebar to use Quicklook to make the folder show and cycle through contents of the folder. Some say it also reports for zip archives.

    1. Open Terminal
    2. Paste the below and hit enter
    defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1
    3. Relaunch Finder via  > Force Quit... > Finder, then click Relaunch

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    Via: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20090912030240376
     
  2. mystavros

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    nice effect. thanks!
     
  3. ijingo

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    Nice tip. You can also click on the finder icon by pressing control+option key at the same time to Relaunch.
     
  4. stevezone

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    will this work in 10.6?

    EDIT: Answered my own question
     
  5. deepblue

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    nice trick. :)
     
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    thanks for sharing!
     
  7. doblezeta

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    That looks pretty sweet, but not that useful. Galing how the files change thou. :)

    If you want to view the full content list of folders and zip files when QuickLooking them (is there such a word?), install the two plugins found in this site. That one looks less sweet than this xray folders view but its more useful. 10.5 only though, not compatible yet with Snow Leopard.:)

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  8. macxchange

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    Cool tips! :D
     
  9. Chito Limson

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    Done it. Next, how do you go back to the default (as in no x-ray)?
     
  10. rafaelc378

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    @soloworx: From the original osxhints page that shinrai linked above:

     
  11. Shinrai

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    SL compatible, for those interested. I actually prefer using Quicklook plugins just like what zz pointed out. Makes for checking out downloaded files much quicker, like for PSD and FLV files and even IPA files (iPhone Apps).

    Yet more Quick Look fun here:

    http://www.qlplugins.com/

    and here:

    http://www.quicklookplugins.com/
     
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    Can you change the blue folder on the XRay folder in quick look? How? Thanks in advance.
     

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