Cover flow not working

Discussion in 'macOS' started by theprizefight, May 11, 2008.

  1. theprizefight macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006
    So I never had this problem until recently. Whenever i open finder in cover flow, instead of showing previews (of jpegs, tiffs, .mov, .psds, .ppt, whatever) cover flow just shows a placeholder (whatever file format it is). ive been looking through options but i cant figure out how to turn it back on. any ideas?
  2. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    Ahh thats a glitch, sometimes quicklook for whatever reason forgets to generate thumbnails of the files.

    You can restart your mac, or even easier restart Finder. To do that:

    Go to apple logo in the top corner of the screen, click that and then choose "force quit" a force quit box appears with all the apps you have running ATM. Choose "Finder" and click to force quit it. It will open back up right afterwards.
  3. mongrol macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
  4. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    I actually love Coverflow. I use it for my Applications folder and Utilities folder for browsing, the icons are big and easy to browse through files. I don't use it in iTunes but Coverflow is key for the Finder.
  5. theprizefight thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2006

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