Quick Look is a fantastic bit of tech, letting you view any file up close and personal with a quick tap on the Spacebar. It works in the Finder, in Open and Save dialogs, and across a ton of other apps like iPhoto.
It’s basically the best new thing ever.
There are times, though, that I forget I’m previewing a file with Quick Look and I head up to the text in a document to copy and paste it elsewhere, only to be rebuffed. You just can’t do this.
Unless, of course, you enable this feature using Terminal.
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true
Then restart the Finder with the following command:
Once the Finder restarts, you’ll be able to quickly select and cut or copy text from any document with editable text in it while using Quick Look, which just got even more awesome. Wahoo!