Is it possible to turn off icon previews for just specific files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spaceballl, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    If I want to turn off the icon preview for a certain file, can I? For example, i have a very dense spreadsheet. Its "preview" just looks like an ugly black barcode because it is so dense. I'd rather have the default icon type for that filetype rather than a preview of it... but I like the preview for all my other files! Anyone know?

    -Kevin
     
  2. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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  3. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Can't you just change the icon like you normally would? Just choose the file's icon, more info, and paste in the icon you'd prefer to use?

    I can't test it right now since my Mini's power brick decided to take the night off, so I'm using my PC.

    Which version of OS X are you using? Are you looking at the icon in Finder, the desktop or through something else?
     
  4. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    The folder view option preview overrides the custom icon. All I can think of is creating a new folder for it and turn that option off for it or just turn them all on or all off for the folder its already in.
     
  5. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's on the desktop... where i'd like most to see the previews for all the icons.. except that oen!
     
  6. rmh macrumors regular

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    Then you might be out of luck.


    You can always try making the first page of the spreadsheet blank :D
     
  7. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    That's actually an awesome workaround. :)
     
  8. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    You, sir or madam, are win.

    A nice cover page with just a title and a pretty picture.
     

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