Help Your Older Mac Feel Snappier – Disable Finder Media Previews [OS X Tips]


Finder Live Media Preview

The OS X Finder keeps getting cooler and cooler, with animated window minimizing and live media previews. When you’re in icon view, the Finder updates all the image and video thumbnail previews in real time, making stuff easier to identify. This does take a toll on performance, however, which is important if you’re rocking an older Mac, like many of us.

One solution to help the Finder feel snappier is to turn off the image and video preview feature, and here’s how to do just that.