Displaying code syntax highlighting by default

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25 Jan, 2017 05:11 PM

Hi, is there some way to make .md documents show proper code syntax highlighting? I'm using marked2 and when I do a quicklook on a file with code

func somecode() {

It just gives me a vanilla block with no highlighting. How do I get it to display a proper preview like I would see in marked2? Thanx.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 25 Jan, 2017 07:00 PM

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    Do you have syntax highlighting turned on under Style preferences?


  2. 2 Posted by steven.thompson... on 25 Jan, 2017 07:30 PM

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    Yes I do. To be clear, I'm looking at the file in Finder not Marked2. So technically it isn't a Marked2 question. Maybe you can point me to a post or something that answers this question. I want to see markdown files similar to the way I'm seeing them in marked2 but using quicklook. Thanx.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 25 Jan, 2017 07:51 PM

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    I don't know of a Quick Look generator offhand that previews Markdown
    with code highlighting, but you could hack one together using pygments
    or something. Here's my fork of Fletcher Penney's:


    And here's one specifically for syntax highlighting that you might be
    able to incorporate:



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