"Associate" .md with MultiMarkdown Quick Look plugin?

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Paul

16 Sep, 2013 11:02 PM

I have Markdown and MultiMarkdown files with extensions .md, .mmd, and .markdown. The MultiMarkdown QuickLook Generator v1.3 works great with .mmd and .markdown, but .md previews are plain text. All three extensions are associated with MultiMarkdown Composer (confirmed in Finder's Get Info panel). Any suggestion on fixing this? I can easily find all the .md's and change the extension, if that's the fix.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 16 Sep, 2013 11:09 PM

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    You probably only think you have properly associated the ".md" files. It's easy to do this incorrectly. I would change them to another app completely (e.g. TextEdit), and then change back to Composer.

    It works just fine when properly set up on your machine --- I use ".md" myself, and it's just fine.

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  2. 2 Posted by Konetidy on 16 Sep, 2013 11:32 PM

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I did the switch you suggested -- to TextEdit then back to Composer. No joy. I notice that in Finder the "Kind" for .markdown and .mmd is "MultiMarkdown Text Document" but the "Kind" for .md is "Markdown text".

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by fletcher on 16 Sep, 2013 11:37 PM

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    That means it isn't properly set to MMD Composer. Composer doesn't contain the phrase "Markdown text" as a document type.

    You can use the `mdls` command to get more information about the file.

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  4. 4 Posted by Konetidy on 17 Sep, 2013 12:21 AM

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    Thanks for the additional tip. mdls showed that .md files were set to "io.calca.markdown" content type. Uninstalled Calca and rebooted. Fixed the association. I appreciate your time.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by fletcher on 17 Sep, 2013 12:25 AM

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    No worries. Glad it's fixed!

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