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Oct 23, 2001, 06:39 PM
 
Every picture I download from the internet has an icon which is like a miniature version of the actual picture - is there a way to change this so it's the default icon used by the application (i.e. the quicktime JPEG icon if I've got PictureViewer as the default JPEG viewer). It's very cute and all, but I'd like all the icons the same.

Also, after I've manually changed the icon (i.e., gone into a picture file with a correct icon, copied the icon from the info section, then pasted it into the info section of the picture who's icon I want to change), the icon doesn't want to display properly in Mac OS X, where Preview is the default picture viewer. So, while most picture icons display properly and change to a Preview icon, those that I had to change manually don't want to do this and stay as Mac OS 9 PictureViewer icons. A bit complicated to explain, but I hope someone knows what I mean. So basically, is there a way for me to reset all icons for a certain type of file (i.e. JPEG) so that they will display properly?
     
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Oct 23, 2001, 09:52 PM
 
Internet Explorer for some reason creates thumbnails as icons for the images it downloads. Just do Get Info on the file, click on the icon, and hit delete to get rid of the custom icon. If it doesn't open in the program you want, use some program like File Buddy to change the file's creator signature (like TVOD, ogle, ttxt, etc.). If the file type and creator are right and the icon still isn't displaying correctly, you might want to rebuild the desktop, though I don't know how MacOS X handles that kind of thing.
     
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Oct 24, 2001, 05:05 AM
 
Cheers, deleting the icons seemed to work a treat!
     
   
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