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MacOSX - How to copy text in Quick Look previews?

In this article you will learn how to copy text from documents opened with the Quick Look feature of MacOSX

  • Open a terminal and enter the following command:
    • defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool true
  • Now all you need to do is to restart the Finder:
    • killall Finder
  • To disable this option, use the below command:
    • defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -bool false
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