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OSX, Copy text directly from Quick Look

Copy text from Quick Look

Quick Look is one of OS X's best features. Hit the Spacebar when you select a file, and you'll see a preview of that file without having to open up an app. It's great, but you can't select any text when you're in the preview.
You can use the following terminal command in the OS X terminal app to enable text selection in Quick Look:

defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true

killall Finder

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