Do files no longer show a preview?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by WinterWolf90, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502a

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    Before files such as .docx files would show the text instead of just a blank page when you saw the file in a folder or on the desktop. Does it no longer do this after upgrading?
     
  2. Transgredi macrumors newbie

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    I started experiencing the same. Sometimes the source code files (mostly .sql and .tex) show previews, sometimes just a generic icon.
     
  3. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Just noticed my music files (all ALAC & all embedded into the file) no longer show cover art as a preview. I just now get generic music icon in Finder. Weird.
     
  4. xgman macrumors 601

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    My m4a files just started not showing the preview pic on the icon with 10.13.1, (generic music icon like above post) although only the newly created ones. The older ones still show it. Odd.
     
  5. WinterWolf90 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is the way for doc files, but once you save it you don’t get a preview anymore.
     
  6. hifivoice macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here, my music files have no album cover art preview anymore.
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Anyone running 10.13.1 beta notice that this is fixed? I know its cosmetic, but its driving me insane looking at my "blank" document icons.
     
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  9. angelofioren macrumors member

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    I noticed this yesterday after recording an MP3. I thought it was Audio Hijack and then I realized it was at the OS level. I always find it amazing that bugs like this make it through, especially when something worked in all previous versions of macOS. I'm glad it isn't just me.
     
  10. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    As someone who has never owned a non-Apple computer (going back to the '80s) or non-Apple smart phone, it's really disappointing the extent to which Apple's quality control has slipped. Bugs in new features are one thing, but it's inexcusable for existing functionality to have such obvious bugs. But at least we have 75 new emojis.
     
  11. fisherking macrumors 604

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    new OS, new file system, other bug fixes, etc. so 'existing functionality' is an over-simplification; new issues come up with new (& revised) systems. and it's not like apple (or any tech company) wants bugs out there.

    i mean, there are always bugs, but, in the big picture (for me anyway), HS is pretty great.
     
  12. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Showing previews in the Finder was an existing functionality for years. How could no one at Apple notice it wasn't working before releasing this "upgrade" to the masses?
     
  13. ItWasNotMe macrumors 6502

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    Its not just this release, changed quite some time ago for images, for the worse.

    Used to get proper previews for .nef files for both my camera and film scanner (both Nikon).

    Now, get a preview for the camera images (eventually) but just an eternal grey spinner for those from the scanner.
     
  14. fisherking macrumors 604

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    all my files
    maybe it's not at the top of the priorities to fix, maybe... really, no point in speculating. but surely this isn't as urgent as some other things might be?

    except for audio files (which show the generic mp3 icon), my images, pdfs, etc are showing their images on the desktop...
     

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