Disable Icon Preview in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by masterapple04, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. masterapple04 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2004
    Massachusetts, USA
    Is there any way to disable the universal icon preview in the Leopard Finder?

    For example, I want my .doc, .rtf, and .docx files to appear in Finder as they do in Mail - as icons and not a tiny, unreadable preview of the file; that's what QuickLook is for if you ask me. I am willing to sacrifice image preview in the cause of, IMO, easier to find icons.

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  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
  3. masterapple04 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 26, 2004
    Massachusetts, USA

    Someone feel free to delete this thread now, as I feel perfectly foolish for not looking there in the first place.:eek::eek:
  4. semiotics101 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2008
    This doesn't disables it for any new windows opened. How do you disable globally and forever and ever? Thanks
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Click Use as Defaults after you uncheck the show icon preview option.
  6. appleweek macrumors member

    May 20, 2002
    Hey all!!

    I would like to know if it is possible to disable icon preview, but only for network volumes??

    I'm fine with the Leopard Finder generating a preview for local files, but when i'm accessing my remote WebDAV or SMB network volumes, it chokes and freezes the Finder momentarily.

    Any ideas??
  7. wonderbutt macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006

    This method does not work.

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