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  1. #1

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    Default Brain Fart on Leopard Icons

    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?

    cheers,

    cw

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    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.
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    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!
    Last edited by ClockWork; 29th June 2009 at 07:23 PM.

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    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."

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