One of the minor, yet very convenient features that came out of Apple’s OS X is the Quick Look feature, which gives a user an easier way to quickly preview a file by simply pressing the spacebar. Before Quick Look was introduced, a Mac user has to contend with waiting to launch the application that can open a file, or open the application ahead of time, before opening a file. With Quick Look feature, one has to simply click on the file and press the spacebar. It works for a wide variety of files and it can even quickly play music as well. Quick Look feature is obviously not available in Windows machines. Thankfully, there’s an effective workaround.
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To have the Quick Look capability in your Windows 10 machine, just follow the steps below.
- Download Seer application from its official source at http://1218.io.
- Open the .exe file to begin the installation.
- Click X on the help window that opens after installing Seer.
- In Windows Explorer, look for the file you want to view, such as a photo, then hit spacebar. A new window will then open. The content of the preview window depends on the file. If you’re trying to open a photo, a preview of said file will be shown. If it’s a document, file details will be displayed.
- To get further details of a particular file, open it, or show the file in Windows Explorer, click on its icon in the preview window.
- To quickly close the preview window, simply hit the spacebar again.
Seer application works with a wide variety of files so it should support virtually everything that you have in your machine. As mentioned above, you can even quickly listen to a music or watch a video using Seer.
In case Seer is unable to preview a particular file format that you normally use, try looking for a plugin for that application in the internet. Just right-click on the program icon in the system tray, go to Settings, then install the plugin from there.
We hope you enjoy Quick Look in your Windows PC now.
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