Mac OS X “Quick Look Preview” vs copy+paste c’t-Archiv, 13/2013, page 158 “Textpassagen aus Quick-Look-Vorschau kopieren” (in German, for subscribers only) (I only quote this reference to give them some honour.) $ defaults write QLEnableTextSelection -bool TRUE # activate!$ killall Finder # only a Finder started after the last command will obey$ defaults read QLEnableTextSelection # so what’s the current value?