View Full Version : Brain Fart on Leopard Icons

29th June 2009, 07:04 PM
Hey guys an gals - I cannot recall how one changes the file icons in Leopard back to standard icons for the apps they represent - ie:

So that a Word file looks like a blue striped Word doc / a PowerPoint ppt looks like an orange thang with a pie chart in it... and so forth...

Anyone recall how to flick file icons back to their default appearance?



29th June 2009, 07:12 PM
Just set those documents to open with the appropriate program then restart, isn't it?

That's what I've always done when the generic icons start appearing after messing around with applications.

29th June 2009, 07:17 PM
I recall... some"thing" - like a View option, where one could change document icons, back into their normal appearance, before Leopard came along - so that, for instance, with Adobe Reader 9 on-board, PDF files look, once again like red and white documents with a black pretzel in them.

Tried your Restart method - no coconuts.

Ahh! I think I have it! Open a window full of all kinds of documents.
Control-click and scroll down to: Show View Options.

and in the little window - untick the lowest Show icon preview box and then click the Use as Defaults button at the very bottom!

29th June 2009, 07:19 PM
I think, anywhere in a finder window, you can right click and choose, "Show view options." Then untick the box that says, "Show icon preview." :)