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    How to set File-type icons instead of Mini-Previews
    How do I make the icon for documents, pictures, etc. show the default "jpg" or "pdf" or w/e icon instead of a small version of the actual document?

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    In the Finder, go to View > Show View Options... (or ⌘J) and uncheck "Show Icon Preview".

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    17" MacBook Pro, OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard

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    Thanks, that works in the Finder, but how do I make that happen system-wide? Meaning I want it to apply to icons on the Desktop and in Stacks too.

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    Right click the desktop > Show View Options > uncheck Show Icon Preview.
    Stacks > Right Click > View contents as List.
    ~ 13" MacBook Air. OSX 10.9 ~ iPad 2 & iPhone ~

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    Sweet, thanks dude.

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