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What is the difference between the two layer thumbnail types pictured:

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How do I bring about the second, if the first is currently appearing whenever I create a new Shape Layer, for example?

Thank you in advance.

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Layer thumbnail type can be changed from the Panel Options window.

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Your top example is “None”. It looks like you want the smallest thumbnail size under it.

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