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How can I disable the "dog ears" my PDF previews have in Finder?

This is most easily seen in windows with icon view. (Command ⌘-1 is the shortcut). Is it possible to customize this icon so it is similar, but with the corner not folded over like a page that has been dog-eared?

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You cannot remove the dog-ears, as that is how the Finder renders the images. Most OS X apps' document icons have that dog-ear on the icon image so it looks more like a physical page and less like an unadorned white square.

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