File thumbnails?

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#1

Hi all,

Just upgraded from 2016 - 2017.
Noticed that the saved files have a thumbnail image as an identifier. I don’t personally find this to be a help. I generate a lot of .skp, .ps, & .ai files per project & keep them on my desktop initially to save time.
I rely on file icons so I can quickly scan the desktop landscape to locate & arrange files by type, etc. The use of the thumbnail as an identifier makes each file look a bit different, & it’s a bit distracting.

Is there any setting or method that would allow me to replace the file thumbnail with the .SKP icon for all saved .SKP files?

I am running a late 2013 IMac & Yosemite iOS

Many thanks in advance for any help or advice!!

Gary


#2

do you realise how many people have been begging for Thumbnails since they were removed from SU v8…

for your ‘Desktop’ go to Finder >> View >> and uncheck show icon preview…

john


#3

John,

Thanks for the advice.

Didn’t realize that thumbnail previews were something that had such a demand.
Honestly, I wasn’t trying to be critical of the use of thumbnails. I have been using Sketchup professionally since 2005 (SKP5) & seeing icons is probably more of a personal preference, based on a workflow I have been using for quite some time.

Gary


#4

I was just taken aback by the request…

originally it’s was a user selectable preference called ‘Custom Icon’ and they had a much smaller image on landscape ‘page’, many people turned them off…

since those were removed, I’ve written at least 5 plugins to ‘Add Icons’ with 100’s of downloads…

code could be used to remove them from all skp’s, but in your scenario, I’d just use Finder…

john