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How do I make QuickLook to fit the screen width?

563 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2011 8:51 AM by maxi101 RSS
J. Chiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 4, 2011 5:56 PM

Hi all,


After upgrading to Lion, there is one thing bothering me much --- QuickLook. I love Quicklook under Snow Leopard since it will automatically fit the screen width under Full Screen mode while I preview PDFs. But now, not to mention the uggly interface, the Quicklook just only display the whole page on the screen. I couldn't tell the content of PDF sometimes. And I couldn't even find a way to enlarge it.


Is there any way to adjust the content's size in Quicklook under Full Screen Mode? Thanks in advance.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,330 points)
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    Aug 4, 2011 6:02 PM (in response to J. Chiu)

    Hold the option-command and the + and - signs keys.


    This is similiar to control-two finger push to enlarge but independent of mouse position.

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Aug 4, 2011 6:10 PM (in response to J. Chiu)

    Couple of other options.  If you have a trackpad just pinch/zoom with two fingers to adjust the size.

    You can also right click (cntl click) on the document and have several sizing adjustments.




  • maxi101 Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2011 8:51 AM (in response to J. Chiu)


    I have the same problem. QuickLook WAS excellent for reading PDF files. I have tried many things but cannot get it to fix width instead of height..

    Now its completely useless. They have ruined one of the best things of Mac OS.. Darn I hope they make a new update and put it the way it was in Snow Leopard


    If you figure out a way to make it work please let us know!


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