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299 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2007 4:11 PM by Piet Zwanenburg
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2007 10:22 AM (in response to showme)Honestly? It's very difficult (for me) to think of a way to use Stacks productively. If you have relatively few items in the folders that you keep in the Dock, and know with a high degree of accuracy which items are in those folders, AND you tend not to nest folders within other folders, you'll probably find Stacks to be fairly useful (or at least not much of a detriment).
The real value of Stacks (in my opinion) lies in a feature that has been left out of the current release of Leopard. As I understand it, previous versions allowed you to create Stacks of your own, by bringing files and folders from different locations together into a Stack, which you could then place on your Desktop or in the Dock or somewhere else entirely. That kind of cross-location organization would be very powerful.
But (at the moment) Stacks are simply a different and less-powerful way to browse folders, and they only exist in the Dock; so there's not very much to take advantage of, unless you're already working in such away that Stacks' limitations aren't confining to you.MBP 2x2.0, 2GB; Mac Pro 4x2.66 3GB, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2007 4:00 PM (in response to Chris Welbon)Agreed ...hopefully an update will add that feature back in, along with the ability to navigate file structure from the dock again.24" iMac - Core 2 Duo 2.16, Mac OS X (10.5), 2GB RAM • GeForce 7600 GT • 3G iPod 10GB
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2007 4:11 PM (in response to showme)As far as I see now, the best way to use stacks is not to use it at all.
it might be a nice gimmick to show, but it's pretty useless when you have a lot of documents and stuff.
Just give me back my old maps I had in my dock, without the complete contents of the finder constant visible in the left.iMac G5 2.1ghz,Mac Mini 1.42,Powermac G4, Mac OS X (10.4), and some departed oldies on the attic....