OS X Leopard: Extending Quick Look to support XML

Personally I find Apple’s Quick Look feature in Leopard is a massive time saver. The problem however is that out-of-the-box only a few file types are supported – you know the usual documents like photos, pdfs etc.  What I really wanted was the ability to take a quick look at an xml document – rather than dragging them into TextEdit.  The solution was pretty simple.

As usual Apple has done a great job of making Quick Look pluggable.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a Quick Look plugin site (called QuickLook Plugins) that has a bunch of useful extensions, including one for XML.

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 Job done.  Now I can quick view almost anything.

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