9 responses

  1. James
    April 17, 2012

    It’s too bad iOS doesn’t do this, it needs it more than Mac OS X

  2. Paul
    April 17, 2012

    Is the quick look feature enough for a website to install malicious software in the background?

    • Scotty
      April 17, 2012

      Not if you have the newest Java update installed

  3. Jake
    April 17, 2012

    Note that this will not be in any way more secure than browsing the website in Safari: QuickLook most probably uses the same engine to render the website as Safari does. So don’t do this for potentially dubious URLs, if you are concerned about security. It is quicker, though :)

  4. adam
    April 17, 2012

    Yes, just more quick, but not more secure…

  5. me
    April 18, 2012

    How to disable this little triangle ?
    The hovering of it seems to me dangerous onto spam email !

  6. Sam
    April 30, 2012

    This feature is also built into the Messages Beta App, for previewing links sent in an iMessage.

  7. JP Detroit
    October 26, 2012

    I’ve been reading conflicting answers to this online. Some “experts” are sure there’s no way QuickLook follows the links in an email and is completely safe. Other pages say the opposite and there seems to be no consensus on it. Does anyone have a final definitive answer to whether QuickLook is a safe way to preview potentially dangerous links in emails?

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