After upgrading from Mate 16.04 to Mate 18.04, there is no longer a few lines of preview printed on file icon. I liked that feature.

It it possible to achieve this in 18.04?

related: How do I make text file show its text on the icon?

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I can confirm your issue on clean Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS.

All settings are set as in 16.04 LTS Preview preferences

but Preview is not shown in Icon mode: No Preview in Caja 1.20 on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS

So I reported bug 1787368 to LaunchPad and posted a question to the ubuntu-mate.community.

Waiting for developers' reaction. Can't do more today.

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