Create link on dock to open folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AdiosVista, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I know this question sounds obvious and there are a million threads on placing folders on the dock but my need is more specific:

    I want to add a folder to the dock but when I click on that folder, I simply want it to open in finder. I don't want to click the folder and then view contents in in Grid or List view, I only want the finder to open with that folder's contents. Is this possible?

    Thanks!
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Right-clicking it and selecting OPEN is not an option? [​IMG]: The better option is explained by angelwatt.
     
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    Jolly Jimmy

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    Command - Click on a stack for it to open in the finder.
     
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    angelwatt

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    Make an alias for the folder, then drag that to the Dock.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    Thanks, that's nifty. :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Perfect! Exactly what I needed, thank you.
     
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    Redbeard25

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    Or, Cmd-Opt-click opens it.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I know this is old and the previous post revived it, but...

    I did that and it worked fine. However, I have another Stack with the alias arrow in my Dock, and it's been there for a long time, so I don't recall how it was created. When I left click on it, it behaves like a normal Stack rather than opening the folder it points too straight away. That is puzzling to me now. :confused:
     

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