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Use Quick Look to Be Sure You Have the Right File

Does this ever happen to you? You do a search, get the list of results, say, “Oh, yeah, that’s the one,” click to open it, wait for the right application to launch, wait for the 300-MB Photoshop file to open, look at it and realize it’s not the file you want? No? Never happens to you? Okay, well in case you have a friend who has had this frustrating experience, here’s the solution: Instead of opening one of the files Spotlight found, click Show All to see the results in the Spotlight window. Now click (don’t double-click) on one of the results, press the Spacebar, and enjoy the beautiful preview Quick Look serves up for you. If you want to check out several files, just Command-click on them before you press the Spacebar, and Quick Look will open a slide show of all the files you selected.

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