Quick Look is a feature that allows you to view the contents of your documents at nearly full size level without needing to launch the associated application. This feature is especially helpful if certain applications take some time to load. You can even view the document full-screen by clicking the full-screen arrows on the preview window.
To launch Quick Look, select the item or items you want to view press the Spacebar key. You can also press the ⌘ + Y keystroke combination or choose File > Quick Look from the Finder menu. Click the Full Screen View button on the top right corner of the window to view the item in full screen view.
As of this writing, Quick Look supports graphic files, PDF files, text files, most popular audio and movie files, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents, vCards, Fonts, HTML documents and iWork applications (Pages, Numbers and Keynote).
Quick Look also offers a built-in slideshow feature. Highlight all of the items you want included in your slideshow, launch Quick Look, click the Full Screen view icon and then click the Play button on the toolbar. Each image will appear on the screen for about four seconds.
To Use Quick Look
- Select the item or items you wish to view with Quick Look.
- Press the spacebar
- Press the ⌘+ Y keystroke combination
Select File > Quick Look from the menu.
- Click the Full Screen icon on the Quick Look window to view the document in full screen size.
To use Quick Look’s Slideshow feature:
- Select the items you wish to include in the slideshow.
- Launch Quick Look.
- Click the Full Screen button.
- Click the Play button to begin the slide show.
- Click the Pause button to stop the slideshow at any time.
- Press the Esc key to stop the slideshow.
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