since I've upgraded to Lion I encounter almost each day some kind of a bug. Also this one: using Quick Preview and subsequently navigating to the next document doas change the title (top quick preview) to the right document but the image remains 'frozen' to that of the initial document. Closing and opening the Quick Preview by pressing the space bar two times reveils the correct document, but navigating is still inoperative. Whilst this feature was running under Snow Leopard at an incredible speed and very usefull when searching through a map with lot of images. (scrolling through miniatures in Finder/List could not match this speed)
I feel more and more frustrated using Lion on this iMac (21.5" - medio 2010 - OS X v10.7.4)...
Thank you for any help.
Go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key and choose Library. Then go to Preferences folder and trash this file...
Then, restart, or log out and in again.
(You may have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)
If not, then trash the com.apple.quicklook.plist files
log out and in or restart.
For the record, it's almost October and I also have this problem. 10.8.2 doesn't seem to have fixed it.
This is a TOTALLY CLEAN install of Mountain Lion 10.8.1 from DVD, onto an erased partition, upgraded by Combo update to 10.8.2. That's how I avoid cruft building up. I don't even use migration assistant. I just copy my data files by hand, reinstall apps, etc.
I could trash the plist as suggested above, and maybe it would fix it. I'll try that next. But it's disappointing that I somehow have a corrupted plist within 1 week of the installation.
I wish this worked for me, but ever since I upgraded to Mavericks, Finder has been working very strangely. I can get into Library and see folders, but I just scroll upwards to see files, and all I can see is a vast blankness, even as I continue to scroll.
Search function also doesn't work in Finder - it'll rarely find what I'm looking for, even though I know it's there, or if I try to save an identical file name and the system says the file already exists. Frustrating.
I was just able to search and find a nearly identical file - com.apple.finder.plist.lockfile. Should I delete this one instead?
Apple supposed to be everything to everyone just as much a pain as a PC So how come quick view doesn't work now that I've got the best computer money can buy from apparently the best company in the world updated to the latest OS and it fails to work on the thing i need most.,
If i flew my planes like apple runs its software commercial aviation would grind to a halt.
get your checklist out apple and get this thing working
RUBBISH SO FAR
Totally agree with you.
I can't stand my Mac for another minute and am currently looking at a bog standard PC, which in my experience never had this many problems.
Been a Mac user for 4 years now, and I've had almost all Apple products at some point in time. It's not a knee-jerk reaction, but a fair assessment of being a use of their products for many years.
I'VE HAD ENOUGH!
They make rubbish software which is full of bugs and things just degrade over time. Mavericks wiped my bootcamp partition. Goodbye 75GB of data! Googled it, pretty common it seems.
At least on Windows and Linux you can try to troubleshoot and fix the problems and the communities aren't full of stuck up snobs who constantly say "why you want to do that?! it's not supposed to do that? you shouldn't do that". Thanks but no thanks. Hope all you Apple-ites (of which I was one) enjoy your crap products.
I'm out. Peace.
P.S.: iMac 2010 for sale. Make me an offer.
I had a similar problem. On my imac quicklook works. on my macpro it does not with pressing space bar.
I reinstalled os x on the mac pro and still had the problem.
I just switched the keyboards and now on both computers quicklook via keyboard works again.
There must be something bad with the keyboard hardware.