Quick Look allows you to quickly view the contents of a file without opening it, this tweak enables text selection so you can copy text (
Cmd ⌘ +
C) when viewing files with Quick Look.
Start a new Terminal session (in Finder click Applications > Utilities > Terminal).
To enable this setting, type (or copy and paste) the following command:
defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection -boolean true
To reset this setting to the default value, type (or copy and paste) the following command:
defaults delete com.apple.finder QLEnableTextSelection
To activate this tweak immediately, type the following command, or wait until the next reboot:
Close the Terminal session by typing
exit at the prompt.
Disclaimer: Making any changes to your system can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from these modifications can be resolved. Please follow the instructions carefully and use the information provided at your own risk.