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MattyK
Jan 17, 2009, 05:36 PM
I recently found a nice little terminal bash to really add some zing to the stacks grid interface, if you use stacks regularly, like I do. This is what it does. It may be old, but for new to mac members it's nice.

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http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/matteh_boy/Picture1-4.png

Once you open terminal (Applications>Utilities>Terminal or Spotlight search Terminal) Enter the text below;

defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilte-stack -boolean YES

killall Dock

Then it will reset your dock, go to stacks and have a look :D

thought I might share if you don't already have it.

backsidetailsli
Jan 17, 2009, 06:18 PM
old news but still cool

Abstract
Jan 17, 2009, 07:56 PM
I don't really get it. Is highlighting the 'feature'?


It's clear enough for me as it is, but thanks though. ;)

andrewdale
Jan 17, 2009, 08:56 PM
So, this is what OnyX can enable right? Or something different?

I have OnyX doing it, but was considering removing it but still love this feature.

xper
Jan 17, 2009, 10:24 PM
Nice but there is a huge delay with the mouseoverfunction if you go spiderman fast

VPrime
Jan 17, 2009, 10:50 PM
Oo pretty neat.. but the delay kills it, any way to speed it up?

MattyK
Jan 17, 2009, 11:03 PM
I'm not sure, It works fine when I go fast on mine, I guess you should just go realistically fast :D

tecknical
Jan 17, 2009, 11:10 PM
mine does that but only when i click on the stack. and i dont mind clicking once

Ljohnson72
Jan 18, 2009, 12:31 AM
Didn't know about this... thanks!!

iStress
Jan 18, 2009, 04:52 AM
Wow thanks Matt!!

By the way, what program do you use for the album art display? I can't seem to find anything free apart from Gimmesometunes and Artwork.

MattyK
Jan 18, 2009, 05:02 AM
Wow thanks Matt!!

By the way, what program do you use for the album art display? I can't seem to find anything free apart from Gimmesometunes and Artwork.

It's a free program called Bowtie, I'll attach the download link for bowtie aswell as the themes (both on the same page) :). And no problem.

Bowtie - http://www.bowtieapp.com/

iStress
Jan 18, 2009, 06:22 AM
It's a free program called Bowtie, I'll attach the download link for bowtie aswell as the themes (both on the same page) :). And no problem.

Bowtie - http://www.bowtieapp.com/

Woo hoo!!

Glad to see other Aus members on MR btw!

mgheiti
Jan 26, 2009, 02:50 PM
I recently found a nice little terminal bash to really add some zing to the stacks grid interface, if you use stacks regularly, like I do. This is what it does. It may be old, but for new to mac members it's nice.

(clicky)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/matteh_boy/Picture1-4.png

Once you open terminal (Applications>Utilities>Terminal or Spotlight search Terminal) Enter the text below;

defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilte-stack -boolean YES

killall Dock

Then it will reset your dock, go to stacks and have a look :D

thought I might share if you don't already have it.


Hey great tip, i'm new to mac and was wondering what the album artwork was in the bottom left hand corner? Is that an app you have to download?

MattyK
Jan 26, 2009, 05:57 PM
Hey great tip, i'm new to mac and was wondering what the album artwork was in the bottom left hand corner? Is that an app you have to download?

Yes, it's a free app called bowtie. Here's the link to the download: http://bowtieapp.com/

mgheiti
Jan 26, 2009, 07:44 PM
Yes, it's a free app called bowtie. Here's the link to the download: http://bowtieapp.com/

Thanks a lot, I appreciate it.

MattyK
Jan 26, 2009, 10:57 PM
no problem