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Is it possible to change the application being used to quick look a certain file extension in Mac OS. (I'm using Mountain Lion).

For example, right now the .properties file quick look is always showing as a black box (terminal-like icon with "exec" text). How can I change this quick look to show the file content instead, using some kind of text editor.


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This is possile via QuickLook plugins, namely QLStephen. You can download and install this pluing from

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works really great! thanks! – Robert A Henru Feb 4 '13 at 8:59

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