Mac Message quick view not working? (still Monterey)

I’m still on Monterey 12.5.1. But all of a sudden, when I spacebar on photos sent to me in Messages on my Mac, the quick view feature doesn’t work. Instead I get a file info window inviting me to open the file in Preview. I didn’t change any settings that I know of.

Anyone experiencing this or know how to fix?

Duh - quit and restarted the app. Works now. Sorry to bother.