Get OSX's quicklook feature in Windows.

Get OSX’s quicklook feature in Windows.

Do you like me, miss OSX´s quicklook feature (Click on any file, press space and get instant preview…), when using Windows? I haven´t found any good third party software to mimic this behaviour, so I created my own, using IrfanView and AutoHotKey.

How I did it:

  1. Download and install IrfanView*.
  2. Download and install AutoHotKey.
  3. Copy this AutoHotKey-script to «C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp»
  4. Reboot

Now you can click on any image-file, press space and get instant preview. if you press space again, the preview close down. Not perfect but close enough for my use.

* If you want to view PDFs with IrfanView, follow this link: https://www.irfanview.com/faq.htm#PAGE7

Make IrfanView look more like OSX quicklook:

Remove IrfanView’s toolbar (alt+shift+T)
Remove IrfanView’s caption (alt+shift+C)
Remove IrfanView’s status bar (alt+shift+S)

 

 

 

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