4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2010 9:02 PM by mschi
mschi Level 1 (0 points)
I just upgraded my iBook G4 to Mac Leopard 10.5.8. I do not have the Quick Look icon in my Finder. I've searched to see if this a feature that needs to be activated. The only way to use Quick Look is to use Apple Y key combo. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for you help.


iBook G4, 1.42 GHz PowerPC, SuperDrive, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 60G Hard Drive, 1G RAM
  • K Shaffer Level 6 (12,582 points)
    If your Finder preferences are set to have your Home folder to appear as a Finder window
    when the Dock's 'smiley mac' icon is mouse-clicked, and you get a finder window showing
    contents of your user account or other, but this appears in a small bordered window, you
    can click on the button in upper-right corner of the open window to expand features there.

    Otherwise, I don't see a Quick Look icon appearing in the main menu bar 'finder' itself.

    You can single-click any item or folder and use the key-combo apple + Y (command + y)
    to open QuickLook but I don't see another way to change the basic functions of QL itself.

    {While I have OS X 10.5.8 in one of my computers, and have had Leopard 10.5 for several
    years now, I hardly ever use it; my iMac G4 computer stays on for up to 6 months at a time
    and that runs rock solid Tiger 10.4.11. My Mini G4 1.5GHz last model, has Leopard 10.5.8.}

    Other than this one item, how does Leopard run in your iBook? Multi-task?
    Is the graphic processor up to the demands Leopard can put upon it?

    Good luck & happy computing!
  • mschi Level 1 (0 points)
    I like the additional features Leopard has and it appears that this is the only anomaly. I needed to upgrade to Leopard to keep my iPhone IOS up to date and update to iTunes 10. Just purchased an iMac 27". Looking forward to opening that bad boy up!

    Thanks for your help.

  • K Shaffer Level 6 (12,582 points)
    There appears to be a few more Quick Look features in Snow Leopard 10.6
    however, that brief insight is based on a quick look at an open Finder window
    on the desktop of an Intel-based Mac running it. My G4s won't live to see 10.6
    outside of a few screen shots and remote viewing in their PPC vintage dreams.

    My Leopard 10.5.8 version's Quick Look has an 'eye-icon' in each open finder
    folder window; so long as the window is in the full view where the sidebar is
    also visible. Not sure what I'd be using Quick Look for, except for folder content.
    Another newer thing that would take some practical (?) excuse to take up using.

    Sad when computing hardware gets old and it still thinks like it's young!

    Actually, it is a good idea to get a new computer every once in awhile so
    as to alleviate the boredom of satisfactory Mac computer experiences.

    However, new is not in my budget; so I have these smaller G4 models.
    And visit the online Apple store, between Special Deals & all new items.

    The 27" iMac series looks to be a starship. Have fun!

    {PS: have you tried booting the old computer up in SafeBoot; then use the Disk
    Utility, repair disk permissions; when that is finally done, restart the Mac normal?
    There has to be something basic, behind the missing Quick Look 'eye-icon.'
    Maybe re-install the Leopard 10.5.8 Combo update, over the current one, again.}

    Good luck & happy computing!
  • mschi Level 1 (0 points)
    Another funky thing, I went to backup the Mac using Retrospect and received the error below:

    Can't recycle backup set Mac Lacie 320 Backup, error 115 (data portion of split file backup set is missing).

    I'll need to research this in support but may take your suggestion of using Disk Utility or reinstalling Leopard.