QLColorCode
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Syntax highlighting Quick Look plugin for source code files.   Free
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QLColorCode... Quick Look is great, but who wants to look at their code in black & white? QLColorCode is a syntax highlighting Quick Look plugin for source code files. Just download and drop the plugin into your ~/Library/QuickLook folder and enjoy a much nicer Quick Look experience.
What's New
Version 2.0.2:
  • Modified ReadMe.txt to include the latest info on the Xcode 3.2 conflict
  • Include a link to Andre Simon's page with previews of color styles
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Petersphilo reviewed on 28 Jan 2013
Has anyone had trouble with QLColorCode and Mountain Lion?
It seems particularly slow...
Maybe it's just me...
[Version 2.0.2]

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Warmlogic replied on 16 Jul 2013
I was having trouble, particularly in that it would try to render a code preview for dmg, pkg, and other binary files (in . However, somehow I was running v2.0.1, and when I upgraded to 2.0.2 the issue went away (even though the only changes were documentation-related). Maybe check the readme for some useful "defaults" commands (e.g., maxFileSize)? http://code.google.com/p/qlcolorcode/wiki/ReadMe
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etj commented on 17 Sep 2009
I have trouble with version 2.0. If I remove it, I can use QL to look at .txt and .py files (just no color) but after adding QLColorCode 2.0, when I use QL on these same files I just see a file icon and not the contents. I have it installed in /Library/QuickLook
[Version 2.0]

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Thmghtd commented on 10 Oct 2009
ETJ - Are you still having trouble with QLColorCode? If you gave up on it maybe it's worth giving another shot with the update (or two) since then. I have it installed and cringe at the idea of going without...

If the latest version still doesn't work, I wonder if it's a permissions thing? I'm pretty sure the problem you described means the qlmanager is registering QLColorCode just fine (so QLCC is now in charge of .txt and .py previews, among others), but the plugin itself isn't "firing" or returning any usable results.

Or maybe you've long-since solved the problem. If so, moving on...
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Etj replied on 10 Oct 2009
Works fine now- thanks to the developer for fixing the issue. This is a very useful addition to Quicklook- I have it on all my Macs.
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Thmghtd commented on 10 Oct 2009
Dur. I just found this, which might explain if anyone's still having trouble. Apparently, if you have Xcode 3.2 (the version bundled with Snow Leopard), there's a QuickLook plugin the system tends to prefer over QLColorCode.

Explanation and fix here:

http://code.google.com/p/qlcolorcode/wiki/ImportantNoteForXcodeUsers
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Thmghtd replied on 10 Oct 2009
Awesome. Totally agree.
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fizzy reviewed on 10 Jan 2009
Works well, a really useful addition for developers who use several different editors which may not provide their own QL plugins. Version 1.1 faster than before. I wish there was an easier way to add a certain file extension to be rendered with a certain language highlighting (for instance, I create ".inc" files for includes that might be either PHP or HTML) without messing around in the shell script in the package.
[Version 1.1]


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JCDS commented on 07 Jan 2008
It only works for me when I save my tex files using latin1 encoding but when a tex file saved in UTF8 encoding contains diacritic symbols like an e acute, or e grave (in French language), the plugin is lost and doesn't display those symbols correctly.
The original ColorQC.qlgenerator works well.
[Version 0.4.1]


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iammatt reviewed on 16 Dec 2007
Very very good, works as it says on the tin.
My personal favorite it that it works with applescript files, which used to be just some big unhelpful icon.

Thanks, this apps a keeper.
[Version 0.3]


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m30318 reviewed on 03 Dec 2007
Works well. Python code highlights is not the same, but it is consistent. Thanks for such a useful plugin!

It does not work on all code files though. I tried it on .rvb (Vb based), but they did not actually show.. maybe it is just a 10.5 thing..
[Version 0.1]


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Arvidtp had trouble on 07 Mar 2008
caused my finder to crash when I went into full screen mode
[Version 0.4.1]


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Version Downloads:2,368
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:09 Oct 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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QLColorCode... Quick Look is great, but who wants to look at their code in black & white? QLColorCode is a syntax highlighting Quick Look plugin for source code files. Just download and drop the plugin into your ~/Library/QuickLook folder and enjoy a much nicer Quick Look experience.


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