Project Window not displaying text of selected document.

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regan

07 Jun, 2019 11:44 PM

When I open up a project window, the file listing displays. However, If I select a document to view the content only a document icon displays on the right side of the window. The behavior is repeatable regardless of the file I select.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 10 Jun, 2019 01:24 AM

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    Regan,

    Sorry for the trouble.

    The file preview is handled by macOS/QuickLook. If there's a problem, it's caused by QuickLook, and unfortunately there is little I can do about. You can try rebooting, or can use `mdls your_file.txt` to try and figure out which app/QuickLook generator is being used.

    You can still edit the file though, since it does not rely on a functioning QuickLook preview.

    I am testing out an entirely new approach, that will allow directly editing text files rather than previewing them, and only previewing non-text files. But that code needs further testing before I can migrate it to Composer.

    Fletcher

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    Fletcher T. Penney
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    MultiMarkdown Software, LLC
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  2. 2 Posted by regan on 10 Jun, 2019 01:45 AM

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    Thanks for replying. I am mainly interested in just having the project
    window available so it’s not all that important to me. It used to work
    so I thought I better report it. The new approach sounds interesting. I
    hope it works.

    Best wishes,

    James

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 10 Jun, 2019 02:10 AM

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    James,

    If it used to work and stopped, you may have installed some new software that changed which QuickLook Generator is being used (or removed an application that used to provide one.)

    One possibility is to change the file extension of your files to "trick" the system in to treating them differently (e.g. "txt" to "md", or "md" to "txt").

    The new system is working great so far, and is being used as part of a new app I am working on with Brett Terpstra. Once it is released, that feature, and several other upgrades will make their way back to Composer.

    F-

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    Fletcher T. Penney
    Manager, Founder
    MultiMarkdown Software, LLC
    [email blocked]

  4. 4 Posted by regan on 13 Jun, 2019 01:34 AM

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    Your work with Brett sounds exciting. I look forward to hearing more
    about the new app as well any updates that may find their way into
    Composer.

    Best wishes,

    James

  5. Fletcher closed this discussion on 26 Jun, 2019 10:34 PM.

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