How to use QuickLook app to preview files in Windows 10

QuickLook is a technology used to preview documents. The QuickLook tool was earlier developed by Apple Inc and is now available for Windows 10 as well. The app is Mac’s way of previewing the documents quickly without actually fully loading the actual file. This is a super convenient way of saving one’s time and lets you have a quick sneak peek at the files.  It’s worth noting that this app is supported by most of the Windows 10 devices except Windows 10 S devices.

QuickLook app for Windows 10 offers Mac preview for Windows 10 and allows Windows users to preview PDF, PPT, Document and other files. It allows users to preview the files without having to open the same. This feature was there on Mac, and now it is available for Windows users. The QuickLook app is available on Microsoft Store and is free of cost.

The QuickLook app is an amazing app that lets the user to quickly preview files without actually opening them by simply pressing Spacebar key of the keyboard. The QuickLook app highlights the document at the near full size and can also be opened in full screen. If you want to preview the Powerpoint files, the QuickLook app highlights the multipage document depending on the size of the document using slide previews in the preview window.

It can be used to preview files like Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PDFs, HTML documents, RTF text documents, RAW camera images, MP3s and many more. Additionally, the QuickLook App can also be used to quickly preview the Zip files and its contents. In this article, we explain how to use QuickLook app to preview the documents in Windows system.

Preview files with QuickLook for Windows 10

Download and install the QuickLook app from the Microsoft store.

Navigate to File Explorer.

To use QuickLook app, click on any of the files and click on Spacebar key to Preview it. This will highlight the content in full size or near full size depending on the size of the file.

To zoom the images or documents use Ctrl + Mouse Wheel.

To adjust the Volume you can use the Mouse Wheel.

To scroll the previews of files in a folder, use the arrow keys of the keyboard.

Preview files with QuickLook for Windows 10

To close the preview click on Spacebar key or Esc.

To make the best use of the app, make sure that you meet all the system requirements and keep your system up-to-date with the latest Windows update.

You can download it here from Microsoft Store.

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