I rebuilt my library and imported some new .md files. Now, when selecting a Markdown file I see a blank preview window with what looks to be a loading “spinner”. I’ve tried the recommended fixes in the QLMarkdown instructions but no luck. Hitting spacebar in EagleFiler shows the same spinner in the Quick Look window. On the other hand, selecting the same file in Finder and using Quick Look does show the Markdown preview.
One observation: Should I see EagleFiler in the Quick Look list in System Settings?
It’s not necessary to rebuild the library, since this setting only affects how text files are displayed, not what type of file EagleFiler considers them to be.
I’m not sure what’s going wrong there, as I just tested this with QLMarkdown 1.0.15 and it worked. Which version do you have?
It seems like the system is trying to use a custom Quick Look plug-in because you are getting the spinner rather than the default text view. I wonder if there’s a file permissions issue that is preventing QLMarkdown from accessing the file that you’re trying to preview. Which folder is it located in? Do you see anything interesting in Console if you search for the name of the file and then try to preview it?
I’m running 1.0.15 also. I’ve tried both the downloadable release and using homebrew’s Cask version.
That’s a good thought. I have tried libraries stored both on my Desktop and in ~/Documents. Just in case, I gave both EF and QLMarkdown “Full Disk Access” and confirmed that the actual file permissions are normal (644).
One thing that puzzles me is that QLMarkdown seems to work as expected when previewing from Finder (or Forklift), just not from within EagleFiler. I don’t know enough about how Quick Look works to be useful. I see nothing relevant in Console.