Image files showing icons in coverflow instead of preview

Discussion in 'macOS' started by arvinb, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. arvinb macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2007
    I don't know when this started happening, but all of a sudden in coverflow all the images display as their file type icon, not the preview of the image, which defeats the purpose of coverflow. Anyone know how this happened and how to switch it back?

    Incidentally, all the icons show for Xee, the image browsing app, which I'm using only because Preview is being a jerk and constantly displaying itself in my secondary monitor, which I keep off most of the time (it's a wacom cintiq, and it's distracting to have turned on when not in use). If I can somehow fix this all by fixing preview and getting rid of Xee, I certainly would.
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Sounds like the icons are being shown in lieu of thumbnails because you no longer have Preview as the default app for those images.

    I run into this when I edit a .jpg in Photoshop Elements, even though the end result is still a .jpg the machine wants to associate it with PE and not Preview - and I get the icon in Coverflow.

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