Disable icon previews globally?

1024724

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Apr 4, 2016
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Anyone know a way to actually disable file icons from displaying image previews and to only show generic File Type icons instead? Getting extremely sick of having to wait for them to repopulate every time a damn Open or Save dialog box is opened.

I've set all UI Finder prefs and Finder is good about following it but in Finder only. I edited every entry in com.apple.finder.plist of <key>showIconPreview</key> to false but it doesn't matter. I really don't know where to go from here to get it to stop.

UPDATE: I just switched the view mode in the Save As dialog to Icon View and List View and they do not show icon previews, in other words they're displaying correctly but Column View is not and that's what I use.

Example, in Finder, looks like I want:

finder.png


and in Photoshop or any other app, will not stop generating icon image previews.

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Lunder89

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As far as I can tell, disabling the previews in open/save dialogs isn't possible. If what I found is correct, it has been this way since Mac OS X Lion.
 

MacGizmo

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My Mac (Sierra betas) doesn't show icon previews by default in any view (other than icon view, of course) when in Open/Save dialog boxes. That being said, I have Default Folder X installed, so maybe that's why.
 

niji

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Desktop
2 finger click on desktop.
Show View Options
unclick Show Item Preview

Finder
Show View Options
unclick Show Item Preview
 

1024724

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 4, 2016
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77
As far as I can tell, disabling the previews in open/save dialogs isn't possible. If what I found is correct, it has been this way since Mac OS X Lion.
My Mac (Sierra betas) doesn't show icon previews by default in any view (other than icon view, of course) when in Open/Save dialog boxes. That being said, I have Default Folder X installed, so maybe that's why.

Lunder and MacGizmo,

Thanks, just though someone out there may know some obscure way of accomplishing this. Maybe someone will come by today... I posted this Friday night, probably the worst time possible.