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The following image shows two screenshots of my Mac's desktop whilst starting up. The first is a few seconds after starting, whilst the other one is a few seconds to shutdown.

I prefer the icons on the left, from the first screenshot. I would like to keep them as default. How can I show the first set of icons as default?

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This is because it loads the previews of the files, which replace the default file icons. To disable icon previews on the desktop, click on the desktop, press ⌘J and uncheck ‘Show icon previews’.

                                                     

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