I’m seeing question marks instead of images when I do Quick Look previews. What’s wrong?
There’s a problem with Quick Look on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) that causes this to happen periodically. The good news is a restart fixes the problem 99% of the time. Even better, the problem often times never reappears.
We’ve contacted Apple regarding this problem. Hopefully it will be resolved in future versions of Mavericks.
Does Art View have to be running in order work?
No. Art View enhances Quick Look even when it’s not running. I know, it sounds like magic, that’s because it is.
We do recommend you launch Art View when you first download it so it can configure itself. Beyond that, Art View will let you know when it needs attention. It’ll also launch itself for other features like “Show in Finder”.
I downloaded Art View but It’s not Working. What gives?
Although we can control Art View, we can’t control Apple’s Quick Look. It may take time for Art View to begin showing up throughout Mac OS. You can try restarting your Mac after you’ve downloaded and ran the app once to help speed things along.
Geeky Stuff: If you want to try to force Quick Look to restart, you can try the following: 1) Launch Terminal.app; 2) Type “qlmanage -r” without the quotes and hit return; 3) Type “qlmanage -r cache” and hit return.
Why aren’t my previews as sharp as the ones shown on your screen shots?
Adobe Illustrator files look best and support multi-page previews when saved with PDF Compatibility.
Adobe InDesign can be enhanced by reading our blog post. The post applies to Art View’s predecessor, SneakPeek Pro, but the info is still relevant.
Using Art View
SneakPeek Pro Users
How is Art View different than SneakPeek Pro?
Art View is SneakPeek Pro’s replacement. Art View offers the same great enhancements to Quick Look that SneakPeek Pro offers, with some additional features. Here is what’s new:
- Reveals Font and Image Files in Finder
Quick access to the files that support your document.
- 64 bit Quick Look Native
Improved stability and speed.
- Updated User Interface
Clean look and streamlined multi-page browsing.
- Support for Creative Cloud and continued support of Creative Suite
Supports compatibility with Creative Cloud versions of documents.
- Much Simpler to Install/Update
Download and launch to install and launch to update. Art View does the rest.
- Prevents Conflicts with Other Quick Look Plugins
No need to worry about other Quick Look plugins suddenly disabling Art View.
Do I need to uninstall SneakPeek Pro before installing Art View?
No. In fact, you may want to leave SneakPeek Pro in place so you don’t lose functionality while Art View takes over. Art View should play nice and take over running along-side SneakPeek Pro.
You can always decide to uninstall SneakPeek Pro at any time.
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