The downloads stack is pretty useful; but it's a pain having to delete the files stored there when you're done with them. I made an AppleScript that does this for you! Just place it in your downloads folder (or any folder) and click it when you want to cleanup. Update: You can now change the name of this script to whatever you want and it will not delete itself. For example: some people add a space to the beginning of the name so it will always appear first in the stack when sorting by name. You can now place it in any folder and it will still work. thank xUKHCx for this. If you want to exclude certain files or folders, open this script in "Script Editor.app" and add the name of the item you want to exclude to "items_to_excluded". Don't forget to add a files extension.