CoverFlow & MMD QL Generator

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04 Jul, 2013 10:32 AM

WIth the 2013-01 version of the QL generator installed, on OS X 10.8.4, I see no previews in Finder CoverFlow, but pressing space will pop open the preview of the MultiMarkdown document. Is it possible to make the QL generator work with CoverFlow?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 04 Jul, 2013 02:28 PM

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    Cover Flow uses thumbnails, not previews. The MMD QL generator doesn't do thumbnails, because then every text file that you look at/touch/etc. in the Finder would be processed to generate a custom thumbnail for the icon, which could affect performance. *Especially* if you had long documents, or documents that aren't really meant to be MMD files that have long processing times (such as log files, etc.)

    I'm not convinced doing this would be a good idea, but maybe if I get some free time I could create an alternate version for people who really want it and are will to take the risk of the performance hit.


  2. 2 Posted by Konetidy on 04 Jul, 2013 04:05 PM

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    Thank you for your reply. Please do not take time to create this feature unless others request it. It is an edge case that came up in a private discussion in DEVONthink's beta forum (which is why I cannot provide a link to that thread). I believe the number of users who would want this is probably very small.

    On Jul 4, 2013, at 10:28 AM, "fletcher" <[email blocked]> wrote:

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