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is there a way to change folders to show thumbnails of content?

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i just bought an imac - I'm used to w7 - and want to [change something if it's even available?] see thumbnail preview of folder contents, not just gray folders...
I can see thumbnails once I've opened folder (but not all, like some movie formats...) but want a thumbnail visual at the folder level (like internet explorer)
is there a way to change the folder to show contents?
I've tried view, window, system preferences, right clicking on folders...

if it's not there a download somewhere?

if not, is there any way to at least customize the folder icons? (other than just color highlight the text below)?

all this gray is depressing...

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Gidday cmm323. I'm very new myself so not the best to be offering you advice...

However, one modification I have running on my Mac allows a (very subtle) XRay view of the internal contents of your folders. You may find it of interest:

Open a Terminal window

defaults write QLEnableXRayFolders -boolean YES
If you decide you don't want/don't like, just enter the same command again with NO instead of YES.

Hope that helps!
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